"Women thrive on novelty and are easy meat for the commerce of fashion. Men prefer old pipes and torn jackets."
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."Anthony Burgess on Frederick Douglass
"I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman."Anthony Burgess on Anais Nin
"Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance."Anthony Burgess on Oscar Wilde
"Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?"Anthony Burgess on Confucius
"Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men."Anthony Burgess on Mahatma Gandhi
"Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone."
"Americans will listen, but they do not care to read. War and Peace must wait for the leisure of retirement, which never really comes: meanwhile it helps to furnish the living room."