Find the best quotes by Cyril Connolly.
When we have ceased to love the stench of the human animal, either in others or in ourselves, then are we condemned to misery, and…
The more books we read, the clearer it becomes that the true function of a writer is to produce a masterpiece and that no other…
Youth is a period of missed opportunities.
There is no more sombre enemy of good art than the pram in the hall.
The artist is a member of the leisured classes who cannot pay for his leisure.
The only way for writers to meet is to share a quick peek over a common lamp-post.
Our memories are card indexes consulted and then returned in disorder by authorities whom we do not control.
No city should be too large for a man to walk out of in a morning.
For what is liberty but the unhampered translation of will into act?
Like water, we are truest to our nature in repose.
Whom the gods wish to destroy they first call promising.
Today the function of the artist is to bring imagination to science and science to imagination, where they meet, in the myth.
As repressed sadists are supposed to become policemen or butchers so those with an irrational fear of life become publishers.
There are many who dare not kill themselves for fear of what the neighbours will say.
Vulgarity is the garlic in the salad of life.
It is a mistake to expect good work from expatriates for it is not what they do that matters but what they are not doing.
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…
When young we are faithful to individuals, when older we grow loyal to situations and to types.
The true function of a writer is to produce a masterpiece and no other task is of any consequence.
No one over thirty-five is worth meeting who has not something to teach us, – something more than we could learn for ourselves, from a…
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