David Lodge Quotes (14 quotes)
“Literature is mostly about having sex and not much about having children. Life is the other way round.”
The British Museum Is Falling Down ( 1983), ch. 4, p. 56. ISBN 0140062149
“Looking around at the faces of his colleagues in the Senior Common Room he felt reassured: not a Lineament of Gratified Desire to be seen.”
Changing Places ( 1978), ch. 1, p. 27.
“I'm a bit of a deconstructionist myself. It's kind of exciting – the last intellectual thrill left. Like sawing through the branch you're sitting on.”
Part II, ch. 2, p. 118. - Small World (1984)
“That's the attraction of the conference circuit: it's a way of converting work into play, combining professionalism with tourism, and all at someone else's expense. Write a paper and see the world! I'm Jane Austen – fly me!”
Part IV, ch. 1, p. 231. - Small World (1984)
Part IV, ch. 1, p. 245. - Small World (1984)
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Born: January 28, 1935 (age 84)
Bio: David John Lodge is an English author and literary critic.