Purity engenders Wisdom, Passion avarice, and Ignorance folly, infatuation and darkness.


Cyril Connolly

896

There is no pain equal to that which two lovers can inflict on one another. This should be made clear to all who contemplate such a union. The avoidance of this pain is the beginning of wisdom, for it is strong enough to contaminate the rest of our lives.


Cyril Connolly

896

In the sex war, thoughtlessness is the weapon of the male, vindictiveness of the female.


Cyril Connolly

896

The secret of success is to be in harmony with existence, to be always calm to let each wave of life wash us a little farther up the shore.


Cyril Connolly

896

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


Cyril Connolly

896

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


Cyril Connolly

896

It is only in the country that we can get to know a person or a book.


Cyril Connolly

896

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


Cyril Connolly

896

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 heard above.


Cyril Connolly

896

The true index of a man’s character is the health of his wife.


Cyril Connolly

896

We love but once, for once only are we perfectly equipped for loving.


Cyril Connolly

896

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


Cyril Connolly

896

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.


Cyril Connolly

896

The true index of a man’s character is the health of his wife.


Cyril Connolly

896

The worst vice of the solitary is the worship of his food.


Cyril Connolly

896

As repressed sadists are supposed to become policemen or butchers so those with an irrational fear of life become publishers.


Cyril Connolly

896

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


Cyril Connolly

896

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


Cyril Connolly

896

Greed, like the love of comfort, is a kind of fear.


Cyril Connolly

896

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


Cyril Connolly

896

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