"A dusty thudding in his head made the scene before him beat like a pulse. His mouth had been used as a latrine by some small creature of the night and then as its mausoleum."
"Growing older, I have lost the need to be political, which means... the need to be left. I am driven to grudging toleration of the Conservative Party because it is the party of non-politics, of resistance to politics."
"He resolved, having done it once, never to move his eyeballs again."
"His mouth had been used as a latrine by some small creature of the night, and then as its mausoleum."
"I sometimes feel that more lousy dishes are presented under the banner of pate than any other."
"I want a dish to taste good, rather than to have been seethed in pig's milk and served wrapped in a rhubarb leaf with grated thistle root."
"If you can't annoy somebody, there's little point in writing."
"It is no wonder that people are so horrible when they start their life as children."
"It scored right away with me by being the smooth, fine-grained sort, not the coarse, flaky, dry-on-the-outside rubbish full of chunks of gut and gristle to testify to its authenticity."
"No wonder people are so horrible when they start life as children."
"Sex is a momentary itch, love never lets you go."