[T]here is no greater sign of innate misery than a love of teasing.
At Lady Molly's (1957), ch. 1.
The whole idea of interviews is in itself absurd – one cannot answer deep questions about what one's life was like – one writes novels about it.Anthony Powell
Parents – especially step-parents – are sometimes a bit of a disappointment to their children. They don't fufill the promise of their early years.Anthony Powell
He fell in love with himself at first sight and it is a passion to which he has always remained faithful.Anthony Powell
Self-love seems so often unrequited.Anthony Powell
Growing old's like being increasingly penalized for a crime you haven't committed.Anthony Powell
Dinner at the Huntercombes possessed 'only two dramatic features the wine was a farce and the food a tragedy.'Anthony Powell