All charming people have something to conceal, usually their total dependence on the appreciation of others.
Quote by Cyril Connolly
Cyril Connolly Quotes
There is no more somber enemy of good art than the pram in the hall
Today the function of the artist is to bring imagination to science and science to...
The greatest problem with women is how to contrive that they should seem our equals
Whom the gods wish to destroy they first call promising.
Truth is a river that is always splitting up into arms that reunite. Islanded between...
When young we are faithful to individuals, when older we grow loyal to situations and...
If our elaborate and dominating bodies are given us to be denied at every turn,...
The artist is a member of the leisured classes who cannot pay for his leisure.
Optimism and self-pity are the positive and negative poles of modern cowardice.
No taste is so acquired as that for someone else's quality of mind.
When we have ceased to love the stench of the human animal, either in others...
The friendships which last are those wherein each friend respects the other's dignity to the...
As repressed sadists are supposed to become policemen or butchers so those with an irrational...
The civilized are those who get more out of life than the uncivilized, and for...
The past is the only dead thing that smells sweet.
Greed, like the love of comfort, is a kind of fear.
The true index of a man's character is the health of his wife.
It is a mistake to expect good work from expatriates for it is not what...
The more books we read, the clearer it becomes that the true function of a...
Imprisoned in every fat man a thin man is wildly signaling to be let out.