Cyril Connolly

Cyril Connolly

British criticus

Lived from: 1903-1974

Category: Media

Quotes: Cyril Connolly

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    Civilization is maintained by a very few people in a small number of places and we need only some bombs and a few prisons to blot it out altogether.
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    A lazy person, whatever the talents with which he set out, will have condemned himself to second-hand thoughts and to second-rate friends.
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    In the sex war, thoughtlessness is the weapon of the male, vindictiveness of the female.
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    Always be nice to those younger than you, because they are the ones who will be writing about you.
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    A great writer creates a world of his own and his readers are proud to live in it. A lesser writer may entice them in for a moment, but soon he will watch them filing out.
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    A writer is in danger of allowing his talent to dull who lets more than a year go past without finding himself in his rightful place of composition, the small single unluxurious ''retreat'' of the twentieth century, the hotel bedroom.
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    All charming people have something to conceal, usually their total dependence on the appreciation of others.
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    Always be nice to those younger than you, because they are the ones who will be writing about you.
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    As repressed sadists are supposed to become policemen or butchers so those with an irrational fear of life become publishers.
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    Classical and romantic: private language of a family quarrel, a dead dispute over the distribution of emphasis between man and nature.
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    Except for poverty, incompatibility, opposition of parents, absence of love on one side and of desire to marry on both, nothing stands in the way of our happy union.
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    Greed, like the love of comfort, is a kind of fear.
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    Green leaves on a dead tree is our epitaph - green leaves, dear reader, on a dead tree.
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    Idleness is only a coarse name for my infinite capacity for living in the present.
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    Imprisoned in every fat man, a thin one is wildly signaling to be let out.
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