Best Quotes by Cyril Connolly (Top 10)

  1. While thoughts exist, words are alive and literature becomes an escape, not from, but into living.
  2. Fallen leaves lying on the grass in the November sun bring more happiness than the daffodils.
  3. Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.
  4. As repressed sadists are supposed to become policemen or butchers so those with an irrational fear of life become publishers.
  5. There are many who dare not kill themselves for fear of what the neighbours will say.
  6. Hate is the consequence of fear; we fear something before we hate it; a child who fears noises becomes a man who hates noise.
  7. The true index of a man's character is the health of his wife.
  8. Whom the gods wish to destroy they first call promising.
  9. Youth is a period of missed opportunities.
  10. All charming people have something to conceal, usually their total dependence on the appreciation of others.

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