Julian Barnes Quotes

Most popular Julian Barnes Quotes

Do not imagine that Art is something which is designed to give gentle uplift and self-confidence.


Opera cuts to the chase—as death does . . . [it is] an art which seeks, more obviously than any other form, to break your heart.


Books say: She did this because. Life says: She did this. Books are where things are explained to you; life is where things aren't. I'm not surprised some people prefer books.
— Julian Barnes