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Colin Wilson

English,  Writer
Total Quotes : 13
Play Stage Instruments

A symphony is a stage play with the parts written for instruments instead of for actors.

- Colin Wilson

Afraid Basically English

I'm basically a writer of ideas, and the English aren't interested in ideas. The English, I'm afraid, are totally brainless.

- Colin Wilson

Real Shortcuts Desires

Criminals interest me, because they're driven by the same desires as we are, but they take these disastrous shortcuts and end up in a real mess.

- Colin Wilson

Work Feeling All My Work

If you asked me what is the basis of all my work, it's the feeling there's something basically wrong with human beings.

- Colin Wilson

Very Means Chased

Being very famous is not the fun it sounds. It merely means you're being chased by a lot of people and you lose your privacy.

- Colin Wilson

Always Over Been

I've always been a pretty hard worker. That's how I've written over a hundred books.

- Colin Wilson

Rain Average Standing

The average man is a conformist, accepting miseries and disasters with the stoicism of a cow standing in the rain.

- Colin Wilson

Mind Hands Same

The mind has exactly the same power as the hands; not merely to grasp the world, but to change it.

- Colin Wilson

World Books Total

When I was a teenager I was a total romantic escapist. My world was books.

- Colin Wilson

Simple Complex Develops

The complex develops out of the simple.

- Colin Wilson

Create New Wanted

What I wanted to do was to try to create a philosophy upon a completely new foundation.

- Colin Wilson

Optimism Fact Been

Whereas in the past optimism had been regarded as rather shallow - because 'oh well, it's just your temperament, you happen to be just a cheerful sort of person' - what I wanted to do was to establish that in fact it is the pessimists who are allowing all kinds of errors to creep into their work.

- Colin Wilson

London Would Carried

If I'd stayed on in London and carried on going to literary parties, it would have wrecked me as a writer.

- Colin Wilson