Martin Amis Quotes

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Weapons are like money; no one knows the meaning of enough.
Sometimes I feel that life is passing me by, not slowly either, but with ropes of steam and spark-spattered wheels and a hoarse roar of power or terror. It's passing, yet I'm the one who's doing all the moving.
— Martin Amis


Novelists are in the education business...but they're not teaching you times tables, they are teaching you responsiveness and morality and to make nuanced judgments.  And really to just make the planet look a bit richer when you go out into the street.


I've always gone along with the view that, first, the surest guarantee of sexual success is sexual success (you can't have one without the other and you can't have the other without the one), and, second, that the trappings of sexual success are only fleetingly distinguishable from sexual success itself.
— Martin Amis


I say that I am an agnostic.  People think that's pusillanimous and covering your bets. But it's not based on any belief or yearning for an afterlife but on the fact that we actually know so little about the cosmos. It is a tribute to the complexity and, at our present stage of development, the unknowability of the universe.