Literary Birthday – 3 July – Julie Burchill

Happy Birthday, Julie Burchill, born 3 July 1959.

Seven Quotes

  1. Being a child is horrible. It is slightly better than being a tree or a piece of heavy machinery but not half as good as being a domestic cat.
  2. Tears are sometimes an inappropriate response to death. When a life has been lived completely honestly, completely successfully, or just completely, the correct response to death’s perfect punctuation mark is a smile.
  3. It has been said that a pretty face is a passport. But it’s not, it’s a visa, and it runs out fast.
  4. Suicide is much easier and more acceptable in Hollywood than growing old gracefully.
  5. A woman who looks like a girl and thinks like a man is the best sort, the most enjoyable to be and the most pleasurable to have and to hold.
  6. People – and I include myself – get fat because they choose pleasure over self-denial.
  7. As a child, I wanted only two things – to be left alone to read my library books, and to get away from my provincial hometown and go to London to be a writer. And I always knew that when I got there, I wanted to make loads of money.

Julie Burchill is a British writer. She has written for newspapers such as The Sunday Times and The Guardian. She is best known for her novels Ambition, and Sugar Rush, which was was adapted for television.

by Amanda Patterson

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Posted on: 3rd July 2014