quotes of Cyril Connolly; 87 quotes

"There is no fury like a woman searching for a new lover"

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"The friendships which last are those wherein each friend respects the other's dignity to the point of not really wanting anything from him"

"Hate is the consequence of fear; we fear something before we hate it; a child who fears noises becomes a man who hates noise."

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"The dread of loneliness is greater than the fear of bondage, so we get married."

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"While thought exists, words are alive and literature becomes an escape, not from, but into living"

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"A woman's desire for revenge outlasts all her other emotions"

"There is no pain equal to that which two lovers can inflict on one another. This should be made clear to all who contemplate such a union. The avoidance of this pain is the beginning of wisdom, for it is strong enough to contaminate the rest of our lives."

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"The secret of success is to be in harmony with existence, to be always calm to let each wave of life wash us a little farther up the shore."

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"The true function of a writer is to produce a masterpiece and no other task is of any consequence."

"In the sex war, thoughtlessness is the weapon of the male, vindictiveness of the female."

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