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Malcolm Bradbury Quotes

Only the old are innocent. That is what the Victorians understood, and the Christians. Original sin is a property of the young. The old grow beyond corruption very quickly.
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One is congenitally a woman; one tries not to be, but it's a question of one's humanity.

— Malcolm Bradbury

One can always satisfy oneself, I suppose; it's other people one can't satisfy. One thinks one's way of life is sound and then comes an external vision to say: you are a fake, you are nothing, you're animal and must die, and no one will know you were ever here. It's an intimation of the whole absurdity of what you are and do. It's the worst kind of despair.

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Well, really, how would you like to make love with someone who kept twittering about his pure mystic modality and wanted to stick flowers in your navel?

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This education we're giving them is the tool of destruction, of course; that's what makes it so painful. We're showing them how to accomplish the ritual murder of ourselves.

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If God had been a liberal, we wouldn't have had the Ten Commandments - we'd have the Ten Suggestions.

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Culture is a way of coping with the world by defining it in detail.

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I like the English. They have the most rigid code of immorality in the world.

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If God had meant us to have group sex, he'd have given us more organs.

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Life is a crisis - so what!

— Malcolm Bradbury

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