Evelyn Waugh Quotes

Evelyn Waugh Quotes: An artist must be a reactionary. He has to stand out against the tenor of the age and not go flopping along.
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Evelyn Waugh Quote: It may happen in the next hundred years that the English novelists of the present day will come to be valued as we now value the artists and craftsmen of the late eighteenth century.
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Quotes about Evelyn Waugh: The only thing that it is advisable to know in any language is the numerals; and even there, you can do a lot with the fingers.
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Quote about Evelyn Waugh: Your actions, and your action alone, determines your worth.
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Evelyn Waugh Sayings: She had heard someone say something about an Independent Labour Party, and was furious that she had not been asked.
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Evelyn Waugh Saying: Aesthetic value is often the by-product of the artist striving to do something else.
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Sayings about Evelyn Waugh: They are a very decent generous lot of people out here and they don't expect you to listen.... It's the secret of social ease in this country. They talk entirely for their own pleasure. Nothing they say is designed to be heard.
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Saying about Evelyn Waugh: Yes, cider and tinned salmon are the staple diet of the agricultural classes.
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Evelyn Waugh Quotes: Don't give your opinions about Art and the Purpose of Life. They are of little interest and, anyway, you can't express them. Don't analyze yourself. Give the relevant facts and let your readers make their own judgments. Stick to your story. It is not the most important subject in history but it is one about which you are uniquely qualified to speak.
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Evelyn Waugh Quote: If, for instance, they have heard something from the postman, they attribute it to a semi-official statement; if they have fallen into conversation with a stranger at a bar, they can conscientiously describe him as a source that has hitherto proved unimpeachable. It is only when the journalist is reporting a whim of his own, and one to which he attaches minor importance, that he defines it as the opinion of well-informed circles.
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Quotes about Evelyn Waugh: The truth is that Oxford is simply a very beautiful city in which it is convenient to segregate a certain number of the young of the nation while they are growing up.
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Quote about Evelyn Waugh: My theme is memory, that winged host that soared about me one grey morning of war-time. We possess nothing certainly except the past.
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Evelyn Waugh Sayings: The trouble with modern education is you never know how ignorant they are.
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Evelyn Waugh Saying: Instead of this absurd division into sexes they ought to class people as static and dynamic.
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Sayings about Evelyn Waugh: Its theme-- the operation of divine grace on a group of diverse but closely connected characters-- was perhaps presumptuously large, but I make no apology for it.
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Saying about Evelyn Waugh: The better sort of Ishmaelites have been Christian for many centuries and will not publicly eat human flesh uncooked in Lent, without special and costly dispensation from their bishop.
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Evelyn Waugh Quotes: We class schools into four grades: leading school, first-rate school, good school and school.
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Evelyn Waugh Quote: An artist must be a reactionary. He has to stand out against the tenor [group think] of the age and not go flopping along. By doing this he helps us to question and reassess our past, present and future situations, our assumptions and our options.
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