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Famous quotes containing the word amis:

    Every writer hopes or boldly assumes that his life is in some sense exemplary, that the particular will turn out to be universal.
    —Martin Amis (b. 1949)

    Weapons are like money; no one knows the meaning of enough.
    —Martin Amis (b. 1949)

    Outside every fat man there was an even fatter man trying to close in.
    —Kingsley Amis (b. 1922)