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 :: 1905-, British Novelist

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Few persons who have ever sat for a portrait can have felt anything but inferior while the process is going on.
~ Anthony Powell - [Portraits]

 

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Growing old is like being increasingly penalized for a crime you haven't committed.
~ Anthony Powell - [Age and Aging]

 

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Parents are sometimes a bit of a disappointment to their children. They don't fulfill the promise of their early years.
~ Anthony Powell - [Parents and Parenting]

 

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Self-love seems so often unrequited.
~ Anthony Powell - [Self-love]

 

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Slowly, but very deliberately, the brooding edifice of seduction, creaking and incongruous, came into being, a vast Heath Robinson mechanism, dually controlled by them and lumbering gloomily down vistas of triteness. With a sort of heavy-fisted dexterity the mutually adapted emotions of each of them became synchronized, until the unavoidable anti-climax was at hand.
~ Anthony Powell - [Seduction]

 

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