Book Quotes from A Clockwork Orange

Book Quotes from A Clockwork Orange
Book Quote by Anthony Burgess from A Clockwork Orange

A perverse nature can be stimulated by anything. Any book can be used as a pornographic instrument, even a great work of literature if the mind that so uses it is off-balance. I once found a small boy masturbating in the presence of the Victorian steel-engraving in a family Bible.

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Book Quote by Anthony Burgess from A Clockwork Orange

If he can only perform good or only perform evil, then he is a clockwork orange - meaning that he has the appearance of an organism lovely with colour and juice but is in fact only a clockwork toy to be wound up by God or the Devil.

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Book Quote by Anthony Burgess from A Clockwork Orange

It's funny how the colors of the real world only seem really real when you watch them on a screen.

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Book Quote by Anthony Burgess from A Clockwork Orange

It is as inhuman to be totally good as it is to be totally evil.

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Book Quote by Anthony Burgess from A Clockwork Orange

The important thing is moral choice. Evil has to exist along with good, in order that moral choice may operate. Life is sustained by the grinding opposition of moral entities.

Decisions, Morality
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Book Quote by Anthony Burgess from A Clockwork Orange

When a man cannot choose, he ceases to be a man.

Decisions
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Book Quote by Anthony Burgess from A Clockwork Orange

We can destroy what we have written, but we cannot unwrite it.

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Book Quote by Anthony Burgess from A Clockwork Orange

Is it better for a man to have chosen evil than to have good imposed upon him?

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