Quotes by: A. N. Wilson

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Brain power improves by brain use, just as our bodily strength grows with exercise. And there is no doubt that a large proportion of the female population, from school days to late middle age, now have very complicated lives indeed.
A. N. Wilson
I'm starting to realize that people are beginning to want to know about me. It's a jolly strange idea.
A. N. Wilson
Like many people in Britain, I have an affectionate respect for the Queen, and am surprised that I should be having such republican thoughts.
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Reading about Queen Victoria has been a passion of mine since, as a child, I came across Laurence Housman's play 'Happy and Glorious,' with its Ernest Shepard illustrations.
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It seems astonishing to be paid for indulging in pure pleasure. For me to go to Coburg is rather as if a trainspotter was sent for a few weeks to Swindon or a chocoholic asked on holiday by Green and Black.
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If only Queen Elizabeth II had the intellectual, political and linguistic skills of Queen Elizabeth I, many people would support giving her some of the powers of an elected president.
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I think one of the very frightening things about the regime of the National Socialists is that it made people happy.
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There is no doubt that, since 1977 and the launch of Apple II - the first computer it produced for the mass market - many things which used to be done on paper, or on the telephone, have been done easier and faster on a screen.
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It is eerie being all but alone in Westminster Abbey. Without the tourists, there are only the dead, many of them kings and queens. They speak powerfully and put my thoughts into vivid perspective.
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The United States is the ultimate land of optimistic promise, but it also gave birth to quintessentially pessimistic tragedy: 'Moby-Dick.'
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The fact that logic cannot satisfy us awakens an almost insatiable hunger for the irrational.
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I believe the collapse of the House of Windsor is tied in with the collapse of the Church of England.
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If you know somebody is going to be awfully annoyed by something you write, that's obviously very satisfying, and if they howl with rage or cry, that's honey.
A. N. Wilson
People become dons because they are incapable of doing anything else in life.
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I might be deceiving myself but I do not think that I do have an inordinate fear of death.
A. N. Wilson
It is remarkable how easily children and grown-ups adapt to living in a dictatorship organised by lunatics.
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Personally, I think universities are finished. So much rubbish gets taught.
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Everyone writes in Tolstoy's shadow, whether one feels oneself to be Tolstoyan or not.
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Of all liars the most arrogant are biographers: those who would have us believe, having surveyed a few boxes full of letters, diaries, bank statements and photographs, that they can play at the recording angel and tell the whole truth about another human life.
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