Thursday, February 25, 2010

Meandering around and around . . .

Today is the birthday of John Burgess Wilson (February 25, 1917 – November 22, 1993), author, poet, playwright, composer, linguist, translator and critic. He is best known by his pen name Anthony Burgess and his novel A Clockwork Orange.

"Violence among young people is an aspect of their desire to create. They don't know how to use their energy creatively so they do the opposite and destroy." - Anthony Burgess

"When we promise to love we really mean that we promise to honor a contract." - Anthony Burgess

"It's always good to remember where you come from and celebrate it. To remember where you come from is part of where you're going." - Anthony Burgess

"Art is dangerous. It is one of the attractions, when it ceases to be dangerous you don't want it." - Anthony Burgess

"Language exists less to record the actual than to liberate the imagination." - Anthony Burgess

"Every dogma has its day." - Anthony Burgess

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