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  • To apologize for what you most wanted to do, to concede that it was obnoxious, boring, 'vulgar and unsafe' --- that was the worst thing.

    Alan Hollinghurst (2014). “The Line of Beauty: Picador Classic”, p.124, Pan Macmillan
  • she kept sliding down, in small half-willing surrenders, till she was a heap, with the book held tiringly above her face.

    Book   Half   Faces  
    Alan Hollinghurst (2011). “The Stranger's Child”, p.6, Pan Macmillan
  • The great wisdom for writers, perhaps for everybody, is to come to understand to be at one with their own tempo.

  • Now that I had actually made love, more astonishingly now that I had been made love to, the fantasies were subtly undermined.

    Fantasy   Made  
    Alan Hollinghurst (1994). “The folding star”, Pantheon
  • There was the noise itself, which he thought of vaguely as the noise of classical music, sameish and rhetorical, full of feelings people surely never had

    People   Feelings   Noise  
  • What the problem was was this colossal redundancy, the squandering of brilliant technique on cheap material.

    Alan Hollinghurst (2014). “The Line of Beauty: Picador Classic”, p.73, Pan Macmillan
  • I like things to reverberate, to be suggestive.

  • The worse they are the more they see beauty in each other.

    Alan Hollinghurst (2014). “The Line of Beauty: Picador Classic”, p.146, Pan Macmillan
  • I was rather a goody-goody as a child... It was only later on I discovered that you could be naughty and get away with it.

  • He wanted pure compliments, just as he wanted unconditional love.

    Alan Hollinghurst (2014). “The Line of Beauty: Picador Classic”, p.77, Pan Macmillan
  • ...all his longings came out as a kind of disdain for what he longed for.

    Kind   Longing   Disdain  
    Alan Hollinghurst (2014). “The Line of Beauty: Picador Classic”, p.106, Pan Macmillan
  • I think being an only child created in me a degree of self-reliance, which I'm glad of. It made me perfectly happy with my own company and perhaps was good conditioning for the protracted solitude of writing books as slowly as I do.

    Children   Book   Writing  
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