Quotation Explorer - 'Evelyn Waugh'

I do not believe the expenditure of $2.50 for a book entitles the purchaser to the personal friendship of the author. - Evelyn Waugh
One does not travel, any more than one falls in love, to collect material. It is simply part of one's life... - Evelyn Waugh
It is easy, retrospectively, to endow one's youth with a false precocity or a false innocence; to tamper with the dates marking one's stature on the edge of the door. - Evelyn Waugh
We cherish our friends not for their ability to amuse us, but for ours to amuse them. - Evelyn Waugh
It is a curious thing ... that every creed promises a paradise which will be absolutely uninhabitable for anyone of civilized taste. - Evelyn Waugh
You'll find you spend half your second year shaking off the undesirable friends you made in your first... - Evelyn Waugh
There is nothing to be gained by multiplying social distinctions indefinitely. - Evelyn Waugh
Punctuality is the virtue of the bored. - Evelyn Waugh
All this fuss about sleeping together. For physical pleasure I'd sooner go to my dentist any day. - Evelyn Waugh
What is youth except a man or a woman before it is ready or fit to be seen? - Evelyn Waugh
Only when one has lost all curiosity about the future has one reached the age to write an autobiography. - Evelyn Waugh
He was fortified by a memory which kept only the good things and rejected the ill. Despite his sorrows, he had had a fair share of joys and these were ever fresh and accessible. - Evelyn Waugh
My unhealthy affection for my second daughter has waned. Now I despise all my seven children equally. - Evelyn Waugh
It is a curious thing... that every creed promises a paradise which will be absolutely uninhabitable for anyone of civilized taste. - Evelyn Waugh
Manners are especially the need of the plain. The pretty can get away with anything. - Evelyn Waugh
Of children as of procreation - the pleasure momentary, the posture ridiculous, the expense damnable. - Evelyn Waugh
Suffering is none the less acute and much more lasting when it is put into words. - Evelyn Waugh
I know I am awful. But how much more awful I should be without the Faith. - Evelyn Waugh
Peter Pastmaster and the absurdly youthful colonel of the new force were drawing up a list of suitable officers in Bratts Club. 'Most of war seems to consist of hanging about,' he said. 'Let's at least hang about with our own friends. - Evelyn Waugh
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