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Cyril Connolly's Profile

Brief about Cyril Connolly: By info that we know Cyril Connolly was born at 1903-09-10. And also Cyril Connolly is English Journalist.

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Civilization is maintained by a very few people in a small number of places and we need only some bombs and a few prisons to blot it out altogether.

Tags: Few, Number, Small

Classical and romantic: private language of a family quarrel, a dead dispute over the distribution of emphasis between man and nature.

Tags: Family, Nature, Romantic

For what is liberty but the unhampered translation of will into act?

Tags: Act, Liberty

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

Tags: Living, Name, Present

Imprisoned in every fat man a thin man is wildly signaling to be let out.

Tags: Fat, Thin, Wildly

Like water, we are truest to our nature in repose.

Tags: Nature, Repose, Water

Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice; journalism what will be grasped at once.

Tags: Art, Once, Writing

No city should be too large for a man to walk out of in a morning.

Tags: City, Morning, Walk

No taste is so acquired as that for someone else's quality of mind.

Tags: Else, Mind, Someone

Our memories are card indexes consulted and then returned in disorder by authorities whom we do not control.

Tags: Control, Disorder, Memories

The artist is a member of the leisured classes who cannot pay for his leisure.

Tags: Artist, Cannot, Pay

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

Tags: Fear, Greater, Married

The only way for writers to meet is to share a quick peek over a common lamp-post.

Tags: Common, Meet, Share

The past is the only dead thing that smells sweet.

Tags: Dead, Past, Sweet

There are many who dare not kill themselves for fear of what the neighbours will say.

Tags: Dare, Fear, Themselves

There is no more sombre enemy of good art than the pram in the hall.

Tags: Art, Enemy, Good

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

Tags: Artist, Science, Today

Vulgarity is the garlic in the salad of life.

Tags: Garlic, Life, Salad

Whom the gods wish to destroy they first call promising.

Tags: Call, Destroy, Wish

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.

Tags: Home, Lost, Today