Saturday, November 8, 2008

Cyril Connolly Quotes

"Our memories are card indexes consulted and then returned in disorder by authorities whom we do not control."-Cyril Connolly

"Always be nice to those younger than you, because they are the ones who will be writing about you."-Cyril Connolly

"Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self."-Cyril Connolly

"There are many who dare not kill themselves for fear of what the neighbors will say."-Cyril Connolly

"Everything is a dangerous drug except reality, which is unendurable."-Cyril Connolly, "The Unquiet Grave", 1945

"All charming people have something to conceal, usually their total dependence on the appreciation of others."-Cyril Connolly, Enemies of Promise (1938)

"Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice; journalism what will be read once."-Cyril Connolly, Enemies of Promise (1938)

"Those whom the Gods would destroy, they first call promising."-Cyril Connolly, Enemies of Promise (1938)

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