V. S. Pritchett Quotes

The State, that craving rookery of committees and subcommittees.

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How extraordinary it is that one feels most guilt about the sins one is unable to commit.

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It is less the business of the novelist to tell us what happened than to show how it happened.

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The mark of genius is an incessant activity of the mind. Genius is spiritual greed.

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I am under the spell of language, which has ruled me since I was 10.

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The secret of happiness is to find a congenial monotony.

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The Canadian spirit is cautious, observant and critical where the American is assertive.

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Detective stories are the art-for-art's sake of yawning Philistinism.

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I shall never be as old as I was between 20 and 30.

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We do not wish to be better than we are, but more fully what we are.

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