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Kingsley Amis
(1922-1995) born on
Apr 16
English novelist, poet, critic, teacher. He created in "Lucky Jim," 1954 a comic figure who who became a household word in Great Britain in the 1950s.
         
   
F
I wish I could have a little tape-and-loudspeaker arrangement sewn into the binding of this magazine, to be triggered off by the light reflected from the reader's eyes on to this part of the page, and set to bawl out at several bels: MORE WILL MEAN WORSE

R
He was of the faith chiefly in the sense that the church he currently did not attend was Catholic.
A
Outside every fat man there is an even fatter man trying to close in.
N
Self criticism must be my guide to action, and the first rule for its employment is that in itself it is not a virtue, only a procedure.
K
If you can't annoy somebody, there's little point in writing.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Discussing the idea that many students are unable to get university places. "Encounter," Jul 1960.
R: One Fat Englishman, ch. 8 (1963), said of Roger Micheldene.
A: "One Fat Englishman," Ch. 3.
N: From "The LIFE 101 Quote Book," an internet collection of quotations.
K: From "Charades," an internet collection of quotations
   


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