Of all liars the most arrogant are biographers: those who would have us believe having surveyed a few boxes full of letters diaries bank statements and photographs that they can play at the recording angel and tell the whole truth about another human life.

Truth comes to us mediated by human love.

I don’t think you can tell the objective truth about a person. That’s why people write novels.

A. N. Wilson Truth Quotes

I very much dislike the intolerance and moralism of many Christians and feel more sympathy with Honest Doubters than with them.

A. N. Wilson Sympathy Quote

Nearly all monster stories depend for their success on Jack killing the Giant Beowulf or St. George slaying the Dragon Harry Potter triumphing over the basilisk. That is their inner grammar and the whole shape of the story leads towards it.

A. N. Wilson Success Quote

In the 18th century James Hargreaves invented the Spinning Jenny and Richard Arkwright pioneered the water-propelled spinning frame which led to the mass production of cotton. This was truly revolutionary. The cotton manufacturers created a whole new class of people – the urban proletariat. The structure of society itself would never be the same.

A. N. Wilson Society Quote

Like many people in Britain I have an affectionate respect for the Queen and am surprised that I should be having such republican thoughts.

A. N. Wilson Respect Quote

I do not find it easy to articulate thoughts about religion. I remain the sort of person who turns off ‘Thought for the Day’ when it comes on the radio.

A. N. Wilson Religion Quote

I should prefer to have a politician who regularly went to a massage parlour than one who promised a laptop computer for every teacher.

A. N. Wilson Politics Quote

The latest research has revealed that women have a higher IQ than men.

A. N. Wilson Men Quote

It is eerie being all but alone in Westminster Abbey. Without the tourists there are only the dead many of them kings and queens. They speak powerfully and put my thoughts into vivid perspective.

A. N. Wilson Loneliness Quote

In the past I used to counter any such notions by asking myself: ‘Would you really want President Hattersley?’ I now find that possibility rather cheers me up. With his chubby Dickensian features and his knowledge of T.H. Green and other harmless leftish political classics Hattersley might not be such a bad thing after all.

A. N. Wilson Knowledge Quote