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The mark of a living thing is to be involved in opposites (impossibilities): the living cell that has to be continually adapting itself to stay alive, with its identity. ---->>>

It connects with the theologians' point that you can say what God is not, but not (easily) what He is. ---->>>

To say a poem is absolute is saying nothing, because an ink blot can be absolute. Yet you put into it what you like. So it becomes totally relative. ---->>>

After these three novels I gave up writing novels for a time; I was dissatisfied with romantic doom, yet didn't see much way around it. ---->>>

Not only the style, but the way in which you don't exactly know what on earth has happened or is happening till about page two hundred - then it all becomes apparent in a blinding flash. ---->>>

I don't think I've ever read an old book through from start to finish. Not after more than six months after writing it, that is. ---->>>

If they tell the police, the police will find out she was driving, and her career will be put into hell. ---->>>

It always strikes me how almost unbelievably bad are the early versions of my novels. ---->>>

There is curiously little art concerning the efficacy of reason - perhaps simply because reason is not noticeably efficacious. ---->>>

I did not think much what I was writing them for, except that I knew I wanted my next novel to be in some less conventional form than straight narrative. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: British
Born: 06-25, 1923
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Occupation: Novelist
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Nicholas Mosley, 3rd Baron Ravensdale, 7th Baronet, MC FRSL (25 June 1923 – 28 February 2017) was an English novelist.(wikipedia)