The impulse to write a novel comes from a momentary unified vision of life.
1963 TheWild Garden.
'God knows how you Protestants can be expected to have any sense of direction,'she said.'It's different with us,I haven't been to mass for years, I've got every mortal sinonmyconscience, but I know when I'mdoing wrong. I'm still a Catholic, it's there, nothing can take it away from me.' 'Of course, duckie,'said Jeremy?'once a Catholic always a Catholic.'SirAngus FrankJohnstone Wilson
She was more than ever proud of the position of the bungalow, so almost in the country.SirAngus FrankJohnstone Wilson
All fiction is for me a kind of magic and trickerya confidence trick, trying to make people believe something is true that isn't.SirAngus FrankJohnstone Wilson
I have no concern for the common man except that he should not be so common.SirAngus FrankJohnstone Wilson
My theme is always humanistic. Life today is junglelike?it is complex, it is inhuman in its materialism.SirAngus FrankJohnstone Wilson
All are deceptions, substitutes for the hard job of using reason and industry and intuition and compassion to solve even a little bit of the muddle with humaneness and awe for the natural world and the complexity of human beings.SirAngus FrankJohnstone 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.SirAngus FrankJohnstone Wilson
The novelist must be his own most harsh critic and also his own most loving admirerand about both he must say nothing.SirAngus FrankJohnstone Wilson