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I realized it might be possible to do such a thing, run for money, trot for wages on piece work at a bob a puff rising bit by bit to a guinea a gasp and retiring through old age at thirty-two because of lace-curtain lungs, a football heart, and legs like varicose beanstalks.
You can always rely on a society of equals taking it out on the women.
Whatever people think I am or say I am, that's what I'm not.
You should think about nobody and go your own way, not on a course marked out for you by people holding mugs of water and bottles of iodine in case you fall and cut yourself so that they can pick you up - even if you want to stay where you are - and get you moving again.
Everybody thinks they'll never get married at your age. So did Jack, he told me. You think you can go on all your life being single, I remember he said, but you suddenly find out that you can't.
Government wars aren't my wars; they've got nowt to do with me, because my own war's all that I'll ever be bothered about.
The loneliness of the long-distance runner.
The art of writing is to explain the complications of the human soul with the simplicity that can be universally understood.
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Define yourself radically as one beloved by God. This is the true self. Every other identity is illusion.
March 4, 1928
April 25, 2010
Alan Sillitoe was an English writer and one of the so-called "angry young men" of the 1950s. He disliked the label, as did most of the other writers to whom it was applied.
The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner (1959)
Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1958)
Life without armour (1995)
A Start In Life (1970)
New and Collected Stories (2001)
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