Anthony Powell Quotes

Parents especially stepparents are sometimes a bit of a disappointment to their children. They don’t fulfill the promise of their early years.

People think that because a novel is 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.

Growing old is like being increasingly penalized for a crime you haven’t committed.