Julian Patrick Barnes is a contemporary English writer. He has been shortlisted three times for the Man Booker Prize . He has written crime fiction under the pseudonym Dan Kavanagh.
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“Love is just a system for getting someone to call you darling after sex”
“Books say: she did this because. Life says: she did this. Books are where things are explained to you, life where things aren't.”
“The Sixties were an oyster decade: slippery, luxurious and reportedly aphrodisiac they slipped down the historical throat without touching the sides”
“As I've explained to my wife many times, you have to kill your wife or mistress to get on the front page of the papers.”
“The writer must be universal in sympathy and an outcast by nature; only then can he see clearly”
“The secret of happiness is to be happy already”
“People in love, it is well known, suffer extreme conceptual delusions, the most common of these being that other people find your condition as thrilling and eye-watering as you do yourselves”
“In soccer, the form of the encoded adjective is well-developed.”
“I did read Sherlock Holmes as a boy but I never thought for a moment that I'd ever write about Doyle,”
“I don't regard it as a historical novel, I regard it as a novel of now, which just happens to be set when it is set,”
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