"David Lodge" is the name of:

* David Lodge (actor) (1921–2003), British character actor

* David Lodge (voice actor)

* David Lodge (author) (born 1935), British author

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Literature is mostly about having sex and not much about having children; life is the other way round.

Universities are the cathedrals of the modern age. They shouldn't have to justify their existence by utilitarian criteria.

These species are not inherently bad. They're just in the wrong place.

The damages are far reaching - from the shoreline, to the pipes of power plants and municipal waterworks, to the many other lakes and rivers that are under threat and indeed under harm as zebra mussels and many other species spread from the Great Lakes across the continent.

The electric barrier is crude but it's the best thing we have now. The irony is the barrier was first proposed to keep round gobies (another fish invader in the Great Lakes) from colonizing the Mississippi River watershed, but by the time the barrier was built they had already passed it. Now the motivation is to keep the carp from coming from the other direction.

The British, he thought, must be gluttons for satire: even the weather forecast seemed to be some kind of spoof, predicting every possible combination of weather for the next twenty-four hours without actually committing itself to anything specific.

Any language is necessarily a finite system applied with different degrees of creativity to an infinite variety of situations, and most of the words and phrases we use are ''prefabricated'' in the sense that we don't coin new ones every time we speak.

Morris read through the letter. Was it a shade too fulsome? No, that was another law of academic life: it is impossible to be excessive in flattery of one's peers.

Walt Whitman who laid end to end words never seen in each other's company before outside of a dictionary.