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97 Thought-Provoking Quotes By Martin Amis That Sum Up The Beauty Of Life

Famous As: Novelist, Science fiction writer, Short story writer, University teacher, Memoirist, Writer, Screenwriter
Born On: 1949
Born In: Cardiff
Age: 74 Years

Martin Louis Amis is a famous British memoirist, screenwriter, essayist, and novelist. He is distinguished for his novels ‘London Fields’ and ‘Money.’ He was listed two times for the ‘Booker Prize’ for his novels ‘Yellow Dog’ and ‘Time’s Arrow.’ His memoir, ‘Experience,’ got him the ‘James Tait Black Memorial Prize.’ He is also one of the most outspoken and controversial novelists to have influenced various 20th and early 21st centuries’ British novelists, including ‘Zadie Smith’ and ‘Will Self.’ Scroll through the list of some of Martin Amis’s most sought-after and interesting quotes which have been curated from his bold viewpoints, influential interviews, books, novels, memoirs, plays, and essays. Go though quotes by Martin Amis on father, talent, experience, novel, career, family, power, Islam, democracy, will, past, unforgettable, cruelty, culture, belief, dream, and more.

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Love is an abstract noun, something nebulous. And yet love turns out to be the only part of us that is solid, as the world turns upside down and the screen goes black.

Love is an abstract noun, something nebulous. And yet love turns out to be the only part of us that is solid, as the world turns upside down and the screen goes black.

Martin Amis
Style is not neutral; it gives moral directions.

Style is not neutral; it gives moral directions.

Martin Amis
And meanwhile time goes about its immemorial work of making everyone look and feel like shit.

And meanwhile time goes about its immemorial work of making everyone look and feel like shit.

Martin Amis
When the past is forgotten, the present is unforgettable

When the past is forgotten, the present is unforgettable

Martin Amis
Closure is a greasy little word which, moreover, describes a nonexistent condition. The truth, Venus, is that nobody gets over anything.

Closure is a greasy little word which, moreover, describes a nonexistent condition. The truth, Venus, is that nobody gets over anything.

Martin Amis
The universe is a million billion light-years wide, and every inch of it would kill you if you went there. This is the position of the universe with regards to human life.

The universe is a million billion light-years wide, and every inch of it would kill you if you went there. This is the position of the universe with regards to human life.

Martin Amis
He awoke at six, as usual. He needed no alarm clock. He was already comprehensively alarmed.

He awoke at six, as usual. He needed no alarm clock. He was already comprehensively alarmed.

Martin Amis
Only in art will the lion lie down with the lamb, and the rose grow without thorn.

Only in art will the lion lie down with the lamb, and the rose grow without thorn.

Martin Amis
We all have names we don't know about.

We all have names we don't know about.

Martin Amis
You can kill time in a number of ways but it always depends on the kind of time you're fighting: some time is unkillable, immortal

You can kill time in a number of ways but it always depends on the kind of time you're fighting: some time is unkillable, immortal

Martin Amis
The first thing that distinguishes a writer is that he is most alive when alone.

The first thing that distinguishes a writer is that he is most alive when alone.

Martin Amis
He was in a terrible state- that of consciousness.

He was in a terrible state- that of consciousness.

Martin Amis
Love might have expanded her. But we are not all of us going to get loved. We are not all of us going to get expanded.

Love might have expanded her. But we are not all of us going to get loved. We are not all of us going to get expanded.

Martin Amis
My life looked good on paper - where, in fact, almost all of it was being lived.

My life looked good on paper - where, in fact, almost all of it was being lived.

Martin Amis
Love is blind; but it makes you see the blind man; teetering on the roadside . . .

Love is blind; but it makes you see the blind man; teetering on the roadside . . .

Martin Amis
When a man conclusively exalts one woman, and one woman only, “above all others,” you can be pretty sure you are dealing with a misogynist. It frees him up for thinking the rest are shit.

When a man conclusively exalts one woman, and one woman only, “above all others,” you can be pretty sure you are dealing with a misogynist. It frees him up for thinking the rest are shit.

Martin Amis
When you’ve lost all your play, guess what love becomes. Work. Work that gets harder every hour.

When you’ve lost all your play, guess what love becomes. Work. Work that gets harder every hour.

Martin Amis
Probably human cruelty is fixed and eternal. Only styles change.

Probably human cruelty is fixed and eternal. Only styles change.

Martin Amis
Money doesn't mind if we say it's evil, it goes from strength to strength. It's a fiction, an addiction, and a tacit conspiracy.

Money doesn't mind if we say it's evil, it goes from strength to strength. It's a fiction, an addiction, and a tacit conspiracy.

Martin Amis
He didn't want to please his readers. He wanted to stretch them until they twanged.

He didn't want to please his readers. He wanted to stretch them until they twanged.

Martin Amis
Perhaps there are other bits of my life that would take on content, take on shadow, if only I read more and thought less about money.

Perhaps there are other bits of my life that would take on content, take on shadow, if only I read more and thought less about money.

Martin Amis
Don't I ever do anything else but take soulful walks down the Bayswater Road, I thought, as I walked soulfully down the Baywater Road.

Don't I ever do anything else but take soulful walks down the Bayswater Road, I thought, as I walked soulfully down the Baywater Road.

Martin Amis
It is straightforward—and never mind, for now, about plagues and famines: if God existed, and if he cared for humankind, he would never have given us religion.

It is straightforward—and never mind, for now, about plagues and famines: if God existed, and if he cared for humankind, he would never have given us religion.

Martin Amis
They're always looking forward to going places they're just coming back from, or regretting doing things they haven't yet done. They say hello when they mean goodbye.

They're always looking forward to going places they're just coming back from, or regretting doing things they haven't yet done. They say hello when they mean goodbye.

Martin Amis
It was the tiredness of time lived, with its days and days. It was the tiredness of gravity- gravity, which wants you down in the center of the earth.

It was the tiredness of time lived, with its days and days. It was the tiredness of gravity- gravity, which wants you down in the center of the earth.

Martin Amis
Fiction is the only way to redeem the formlessness of life

Fiction is the only way to redeem the formlessness of life

Martin Amis
The deal with multiculturalism is that the only culture you're allowed to disapprove of is your own.

The deal with multiculturalism is that the only culture you're allowed to disapprove of is your own.

Martin Amis
Your purpose when driving is not to arrive at your destination safely or quickly. Your purpose when driving is...to impress your personality on the road.

Your purpose when driving is not to arrive at your destination safely or quickly. Your purpose when driving is...to impress your personality on the road.

Martin Amis
Religious belief is without reason and without dignity, and its record is near-universally dreadful.

Religious belief is without reason and without dignity, and its record is near-universally dreadful.

Martin Amis
So I am lonely, but not alone, like everybody else.

So I am lonely, but not alone, like everybody else.

Martin Amis