Alasdair Gray Quotes

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Alasdair Gray Quotes

I intend to dance once with everybody - except the other Joy. Im going to dance twice with the other Joy."
"Why?"
"Because being unusually kind to someone will give me a feeling of power.
— Alasdair Gray —

You suffer from the oldest delusion in politics. You think you can change the world by talking to a leader. Leaders are the effects, not the causes of changes.

— Alasdair Gray

Life becomes a habit. You get up, dress, eat, go tae work, clock in etcetera etcetera automatically, and think about nothing but the pay packet on Friday and the booze-up last Saturday. Life's easy when you're a robot.

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Besides, a life without freedom to choose is not worth having.

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I ought to have more love before I die. I've not had enough.

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People who care nothing for their country's stories and songs,' he said, 'are like people without a past- without a memory- they are half people

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Her book was filled with centaurs because she had not fully grasped the complexity of actual people, actual horses.

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Glasgow is still full of churches built in the last century. Half of them have been turned into warehouses.

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I tried to scream like you once screamed God since I wanted to make the whole world faint but Harry Astley clapped his hand over my mouth O the sheer joy of feeling my teeth sink in.

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But leaders need to be mostly dead. People want solid monuments to cling to, not confused men like themselves.

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It is, but we can only help people by giving less than we take away from them. We enlarge the oasis by increasing the desert. That is the science of time and housekeeping. Some call it economics.

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He watched them with the passionate regret with which he saw them play football or go to dances: the activity itself did not interest, but the power to share it would have made him less apart.

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The world is only improved by people who do ordinary jobs and refuse to be bullied.

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