The artist one day falls through a hole in the brambles, and from that moment he is following the dark rapids of an underground river which may sometimes flow so near to the surface that the laughing picnic parties are…
Quote by Cyril Connolly
We must select the illusion which appeals to our temperament and embrace it with passion,...
Vulgarity is the garlic in the salad of life.
Purity engenders Wisdom, Passion avarice, and Ignorance folly, infatuation and darkness.
There is no pain equal to that which two lovers can inflict on one another....
Youth is a period of missed opportunities.
The true index of a man's character is the health of his wife.
The worst vice of the solitary is the worship of his food.
Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public...
There is no more somber enemy of good art than the pram in the hall
Like water, we are truest to our nature in repose.
Today the function of the artist is to bring imagination to science and science to...
It is a mistake to expect good work from expatriates for it is not what...
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We must select the illusion which appeals to our temperament, and embrace it with passion,...
Always be nice to those younger than you, because they are the ones who will...
Everything is a dangerous drug except reality, which is unendurable.
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.
Being sorry for myself is a luxury I can't afford.
Every man supposes himself not to be fully understood or appreciated.