The better class of Briton likes to send his children away to school until they're old and intelligent enough to come home again. Then they're too old and intelligent to want to.
Rates of Exchange, part 5, ch. 3.
They don't spend themselves in relationships until they know what the odds are; long hours spent as babies lying in the rain outside green grocers' shops have made them tough.Malcolm Bradbury
To you liberals, of course, goats are just sheep from broken homes.Malcolm Bradbury
Genitals are a great distraction to scholarship.Malcolm Bradbury
It had always seemed to Louis that a fundamental desire to take postal courses was being sublimated by other people into sexual activity.Malcolm Bradbury
I like the English. They have the most rigid code of immorality in the world.Malcolm Bradbury
With sociology one can do anything and call it work.Malcolm Bradbury
I've often thought that my scruples about stealing books were the only thing that stood in the way of my being a really great scholar.Malcolm Bradbury
The English are polite by telling lies. The Americans are polite by telling the truth.Malcolm Bradbury
A conventional good read is usually a bad read, a relaxing bath in what we know already. A true good read is surely an act of innovative creation in which we, the readers, become conspirators.Malcolm Bradbury