Martin Amis: Author Bio About and Best Quotes

Ten of My Favorite Martin Amis Quotes 

Martin Amis, a writer whom I am guessing you love? Here are our 10 best Martin Amis 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 Martin Amis’s top 10 popular and famous quotes. Like every good writer Martin Amis made a number of memorable quotes, here are some of our favorites: 

About Martin Amis

A novelist, essayist, and short story writer, Martin Amis lives in London. Money, London Fields, and The Information are among his works.

All his critics note what Kingsley Amis complained of as a ‘terrible compulsive vividness in his style… that constant demonstration of his command of English’; and it’s true that the Amis-ness of Amis will be evident even before the first full stop in any piece.

His raw material is the absurdity of the postmodern condition with its grotesque caricatures. Thus, he has sometimes been credited with being the master of what the New York Times has called “the new unpleasantness.”

Born: August 25, 1949, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, The United Kingdom
Genre: Fiction, Essays, Contemporary

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Popular Quotes

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

 “Oh Christ, the exhaustion of not knowing anything. It’s so tiring and hard on the nerves. It really takes it out of you, not knowing anything. You’re given comedy and miss all the jokes. Every hour you get weaker. Sometimes, as I sit alone in my flat in London and stare at the window, I think how dismal it is, how heavy, to watch the rain and not know why it falls.”
― Martin Amis, Money: A Suicide Note

“Life is made of fear. Some people eat fear soup three times a day. Some people eat fear soup all the meals there are. I eat it sometimes. When they bring me fear soup to eat, I try not to eat it, I try to send it back. But sometimes I’m too afraid to and have to eat it anyway.”
― Martin Amis, Other People

 “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

 “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, The Second Plane: 14 Responses to September 11

 “Closure is a greasy little word which, moreover, describes a nonexistent condition. The truth, Venus, is that nobody gets over anything.”
― Martin Amis, House of Meetings

“And meanwhile time goes about its immemorial work of making everyone look and feel like shit.”
― Martin Amis, London Fields

 “He awoke at six, as usual. He needed no alarm clock. He was already comprehensively alarmed.”
― Martin Amis, The Information

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

“When the past is forgotten, the present is unforgettable”
― Martin Amis, Other People

10 Famous Quotes by Author Martin Amis

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One Final Bonus – Martin Amis Quote 

“It seems to me that you need a lot of courage, or a lot of something, to enter into others, into other people. We all think that everyone else lives in fortresses, in fastnesses: behind moats, behind sheer walls studded with spikes and broken glass. But in fact we inhabit much punier structures. We are, as it turns out, all jerry-built. Or not even. You can just stick your head under the flap of the tent and crawl right in. If you get the okay. ”
― Martin Amis, Time’s Arrow

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