Cyril Connolly

Cyril Connolly

English intellectual, literary critic and writer.
As repressed sadists are supposed to become policemen or butchers so those with an irrational fear of life become publishers.More Cyril Connolly quotes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Two weeks before his death, a friend asked him half jokingly if he had discovered any meaning in life. "Yes," he replied, "there is a meaning; at least, for me, there is one thing that matters - to set a chime of words tinkling in the minds of a few fastidious people."More Cyril Connolly quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The only happy talkers are dandies who extract pleasure from the very perishability of their material and who would not be able to tolerate the isolation of all other forms of composition; for most good talkers, when they have run down, are miserable; they know that they have betrayed themselves, that they have taken material which should have a life of its own, to dispense it in noises upon the air.More Cyril Connolly quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We are all serving a life sentence in the dungeon of the self.More Cyril Connolly quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The artist is a member of the leisured classes who cannot pay for his leisure.More Cyril Connolly quotes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

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