Quotations by Anthony Powell

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Born: Thursday, December 21, 1905
Died: Tuesday, March 28, 2000 (94 years old)
Profession: Novelist
Nationality: British


Books do furnish a room.
- Anthony Powell
(Keywords: Books)

Few persons who have ever sat for a portrait can have felt anything but inferior while the process is going on.
- Anthony Powell

Growing old's like being increasingly penalized for a crime you haven't committed.
- Anthony Powell
(Keywords: Being, Crime, Old)

He fell in love with himself at first sight, and it is a passion to which he has always remained faithful. Self-love seems so often unrequited.
- Anthony Powell
(Keywords: Love, First, Passion, Self, Sight)

Parents - especially step-parents - are sometimes a bit of a disappointment to their children. They don't fulfill the promise of their early years.
- Anthony Powell
(Keywords: Children, Disappointment, Parents, Promise, Years)

Parents are sometimes a bit of a disappointment to their children. They don't fulfill the promise of their early years.
- Anthony Powell
(Keywords: Children, Disappointment, Parents, Promise, Years)

People think that because a novel's invented, it isn't true. Exactly the reverse is the case. Biography and memoirs can never be wholly true, since they cannot include every conceivable circumstance of what happened. The novel can do that.
- Anthony Powell
(Keywords: People, Biography, Circumstance)

Self-love seems so often unrequited.
- Anthony Powell
(Keywords: Self)







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