The opportunities for heroism are limited in this kind of world: the most people can do is sometimes not to be as weak as they’ve been at other times.
Malcolm Cowley (ed.) Writers at Work: The Paris Review Interviews, First Series (New York: Viking Press,  1959) p. 261.
The impulse to write a novel comes from a momentary unified vision of life.Angus Wilson
People are able to live with only half a heart, to live without real compassion, because they are able to use words that are only forms.Angus Wilson
His fiction – radical, satirical, polyvalent, sexually courageous, global – extended the mainstream novel, and led it somewhere else. Still not fully recognized, he was one of Britain's greatest late-twentieth-century writers.Angus Wilson