Anthony Burgess’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

Ten of My Favourite Anthony Burgess Quotes 

Anthony Burgess, a writer whom I am guessing you love? Here are our 10 best Anthony Burgess quotes for you to enjoy. At Australia Unwrapped we believe every book has at least one quotable line, and our mission is to find them all. Here you will find Anthony Burgess’s top 10 popular and famous quotes. Like every good writer Anthony Burgess made a number of memorable quotes, here are some of our favourites: 

Popular Quotes

“But what I do I do because I like to do.”
― Anthony Burgess, A Clockwork Orange

 “The important thing is moral choice. Evil has to exist along with good, in order that moral choice may operate. Life is sustained by the grinding opposition of moral entities.”
― Anthony Burgess, A Clockwork Orange

“It’s funny how the colors of the real world only seem really real when you watch them on a screen.”
― anthony burgess, A Clockwork Orange

 “Is it better for a man to have chosen evil than to have good imposed upon him?”
― Anthony Burgess, A Clockwork Orange

 “Goodness is something chosen. When a man cannot choose he ceases to be a man.”
― Anthony Burgess, A Clockwork Orange

 “Every grain of experience is food for the greedy growing soul of the artist.”
― Anthony Burgess

“To be left alone is the most precious thing one can ask of the modern world.”
― Anthony Burgess, Homage To Qwert Yuiop: Essays

 “We can destroy what we have written, but we cannot unwrite it.”
― Anthony Burgess, A Clockwork Orange

“I see what is right and approve, but I do what is wrong.”
― Anthony Burgess, A Clockwork Orange

“When a man cannot choose, he ceases to be a man.”
― Anthony Burgess, A Clockwork Orange

10 Famous Quotes by Author Anthony Burgess

Quotes for all, here you found our selection of 10 Anthony Burgess quotes. Make sure you help by commenting your best Anthony Burgess quote below and sharing our favourite authors so we can look them up, read some of their works and give you the best quotes we can find. We hope you enjoyed our top 10 quotes by Anthony Burgess. However, feel free to comment below if you disagree or would like to include some other great and memorable Anthony Burgess quotes in our list. 

One Final Bonus – Anthony Burgess Quote 

“Oh it was gorgeousness and gorgeosity made flesh. The trombones crunched redgold under my bed, and behind my gulliver the trumpets three-wise silverflamed, and there by the door the timps rolling through my guts and out again crunched like candy thunder. Oh, it was wonder of wonders. And then, a bird of like rarest spun heavenmetal, or like silvery wine flowing in a spaceship, gravity all nonsense now, came the violin solo above all the other strings, and those strings were like a cage of silk round my bed. Then flute and oboe bored, like worms of like platinum, into the thick thick toffee gold and silver. I was in such bliss, my brothers.”
― Anthony Burgess, A Clockwork Orange

Dave Peterson
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  1. Gratitude would be the appropriate word on expressing thanks…Outstanding biography of a great man.


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