Quotation Explorer - 'Cyril Connolly'

Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self. - Cyril Connolly
All charming people have something to conceal, usually their total dependence on the appreciation of others. - Cyril Connolly
Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice. - Cyril Connolly
Youth is a period of missed opportunities. - Cyril Connolly
Our memories are card indexes consulted, and then put back in disorder by authorities whom we do not control. - Cyril Connolly
As repressed sadists are supposed to become policemen or butchers so those with irrational fear of life become publishers. - Cyril Connolly
The civilization of one epoch becomes the manure of the next. - Cyril Connolly
What grape to keep its place in the sun, taught our ancestors to make wine? - Cyril Connolly
Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice; journalism what will be read once. - Cyril Connolly
Everything is a dangerous drug except reality, which is unendurable. - Cyril Connolly
The true index of a man's character is the health of his wife. - Cyril Connolly
Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self."[The New Statesman, February 25, 1933] - Cyril Connolly
Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self." - "Meglio scrivere per se stessi e non avere un pubblico piuttosto che scrivere per gli altri e non essere se stessi". - Cyril Connolly
We fear something before we hate it; a child who fears noises becomes a man who hates noises. - Cyril Connolly
Always be nice to those younger than you, because they are the ones who will be writing about you. - Cyril Connolly
There are many who dare not kill themselves for fear of what the neighbors will say. - Cyril Connolly
Those whom the Gods would destroy, they first call promising. - Cyril Connolly
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