Cyril Connolly Quotes

Cyril Connolly Quotes: Carelessness is not fatal to journalism, nor are cliches, for the eye rests lightly on them. But what is intended to be read once can seldom be read more than once; a journalist has to accept the fact that his work, by its very todayness, is excluded from any share in tomorrow.
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Cyril Connolly Quote: M is for Marx And clashing of classes And movement of masses And massing of asses.
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Quotes about Cyril Connolly: The refractory pupil of Socrates, Aristippus the Cyrene, who believed happiness to be the sum of particular pleasures and golden moments and not, as Epicurus, a prolonged intermediary state between ecstasy and pain.
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Quote about Cyril Connolly: We may assume that we keep people waiting symbolically because we do not wish to see them and that our anxiety is due not to being late, but to having to see them at all.
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Cyril Connolly Sayings: The artist is a member of the leisured classes who cannot pay for his leisure.
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Cyril Connolly Saying: Today the function of the artist is to bring imagination to science and science to imagination, where they meet, in the myth.
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Sayings about Cyril Connolly: Were I to deduce any system from my feelings on leaving Eton, it might be called The Theory of Permanent Adolescence. It is the theory that the experiences undergone by boys at the great public schools, their glories and disappointments, are so intense as to dominate their lives and to arrest their development. From these it results that the greater part of the ruling class remains adolescent, school-minded, self-conscious, cowardly, sentimental, and in the last analysis homosexual.
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Saying about Cyril Connolly: Slums may well be breeding grounds of crime, but middle class suburbs are incubators of apathy and delirium.
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Cyril Connolly Quotes: The American language is in a state of flux based upon survival of the unfittest.
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Cyril Connolly Quote: When I contemplate the accumulation of guilt and remorse which, like a garbage-can, I carry through life, and which is fed not only by the lightest action but by the most harmless pleasure, I feel Man to be of all living things the most biologically incompetent and ill-organized. Why has he acquired a seventy years life-span only to poison it incurably by the mere being of himself? Why has he thrown Conscience, like a dead rat, to putrefy in the well?
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Quotes about Cyril Connolly: 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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Quote about Cyril Connolly: I review novels to make money, because it is easier for a sluggard to write an article a fortnight than a book a year, because the writer is soothed by the opiate of action, the crank by posing as a good journalist, and having an air hole. I dislike it. I do it and I am always resolving to give it up.
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Cyril Connolly Sayings: For what is liberty but the unhampered translation of will into act?
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Cyril Connolly Saying: An author arrives at a good style when his language performs what is required of it without shyness.
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Sayings about Cyril Connolly: The reward of art is not fame or success but intoxication.
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Saying about Cyril Connolly: The only way for writers to meet is to share a quick peek over a common lamp-post.
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Cyril Connolly Quotes: The artist one day falls through a hole in the brambles, and from that moment he is following the dark rapids of an underground river which may sometimes flow so near to the surface that the laughing picnic parties are heard above.
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Cyril Connolly Quote: There is immunity in reading, immunity in formal society, in office routine, in the company of old friends and in the giving of officious help to strangers, but there is no sanctuary in one bed from the memory of another. The past with its anguish will break through every defense-line of custom and habit; we must sleep and therefore we must dream.
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