1905-, British Novelist
Few persons who have ever sat for a portrait can have felt anything but inferior while the process is going on.
Anthony Powell – [Portraits]

Growing old is like being increasingly penalized for a crime you haven't committed.
Anthony Powell – [Age and Aging]

Parents are sometimes a bit of a disappointment to their children. They don't fulfill the promise of their early years.
Anthony Powell – [Parents and Parenting]

Self-love seems so often unrequited.
Anthony Powell – [Self-love]

Slowly, but very deliberately, the brooding edifice of seduction, creaking and incongruous, came into being, a vast Heath Robinson mechanism, dually controlled by them and lumbering gloomily down vistas of triteness. With a sort of heavy-fisted dexterity the mutually adapted emotions of each of them became synchronized, until the unavoidable anti-climax was at hand.
Anthony Powell – [Seduction]