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CYRIL CONNOLLY
English journalist, editor and writer
(1903 - 1974)

A lazy person, whatever the talents with which he starts out, have condemned himself to second-rate thoughts, and to second-rate friends.
      - [Laziness]

A life based on reason will always require to be balanced by an occasional bout of violent and irrational emotion, for instinctual drives must be satisfied.
      - [Emotion]

All charming people have something to conceal, usually their total dependence on the appreciation of others.
      - [Charm]

Always be nice to those younger than you, because they are the ones who will be writing about you.
      - [Youth]

As repressed sadists are supposed to become policemen or butchers so those with irrational fear of life become publishers.
      - [Publishers : Sadists]

Doing is overrated, and success undesirable, but the bitterness of failure even more so.
      - [Failure]

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

Imagination equals nostalgia for the past, the absent; it is the liquid solution in which art develops the snapshot of reality.
      - [Imagination]

In the sex-war thoughtlessness is the weapon of the male, vindictiveness of the female.
      - [Sex]

Life is a maze in which we take the wrong turn before we have learnt to walk.
      - [Life]

Most people do not believe in anything very much and our greatest poetry is given to us by those who do.
      - [Poetry]

Slums may well be breeding grounds of crime, but middle-class suburbs are incubators of apathy and delirium.
      - [Cities]

The civilized are those who get more out of life than the uncivilized, and for this the uncivilized have not forgiven them.
      - [Civilization]

The dread of loneliness is greater than the fear of bondage, so we get married.
      - [Marriage]

The goal of every culture is to decay through over-civilization; the factors of decadence,--luxury, skepticism, weariness and superstition,--are constant. The civilization of one epoch becomes the manure of the next.
      - [Decadence]

The past is the only dead thing that smells sweet.
      - [Past]

The shock, for an intelligent writer, of discovering for the first time that there are people younger than himself who think him stupid is severe.
      - [Stupidity]

Vulgarity is the garlic in the salad of taste.
      - [Vulgarity]

When young we are faithful to individuals, when older we grow more loyal to situations and to types.
      - [Loyalty]

While thought exists, words are alive and literature becomes an escape, not from, but into living.
      - [Thought]

Whom the gods wish to destroy they first call promising.
      - [Promises]

Youth is a period of missed opportunities.
      - [Youth]


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