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Malcolm Bradbury Quotes

(1932), British Author

A conventional good read is usually a bad read, a relaxing bath in what we know already. A true good read is surely an act of innovative creation in which we, the readers, become conspirators.

Category: Books And Reading

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.

Category: Innocence

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

Category: Liberals

The English are polite by telling lies. The Americans are polite by telling the truth.

Category: Manners

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

Category: Nations