quotes of Cyril Connolly; 87 quotes

"Idleness is only a coarse name for my infinite capacity for living in the present."

"Today the function of the artist is to bring imagination to science and science to imagination, where they meet, in the myth."

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"Everything is a dangerous drug except reality, which is unendurable."

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"Words today are like the shells and rope of seaweed which a child brings home glistening from the beach and which in an hour have lost their luster."

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"Art is an absolute mistress; she will not be coquetted with or slighted; she requires the most entire self-devotion, and she repays with grand triumphs."

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"The past is the only dead thing that smells sweet."

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"The ape-like virtues without which no one can enjoy a public school."

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"Except for poverty, incompatibility, opposition of parents, absence of love on one side and of desire to marry on both, nothing stands in the way of our happy union."

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"The worst vice of the solitary is the worship of his food."

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