Cyril Emmanuel George Bonfiglioli Quotes

"You would now be an enemy, in the third class, of my own organization." "Only third class?" I asked in the indignant tones which Queen Victoria surely used when she received the Abyssinian Order of Chastity, Second Class.

Cyril Emmanuel George Bonfiglioli

I have this heavy addiction to life and I'm told that the withdrawal symptoms are shocking.

Cyril Emmanuel George Bonfiglioli

Fate's fickle finger was feeling for my fundament.

Cyril Emmanuel George Bonfiglioli

Sleep slunk up like a black panther and sank its kindly fangs into what remained of the Mortdecai brain.

Cyril Emmanuel George Bonfiglioli

It will be a sad day for the world when the Oriental gent realizes that Western bumbling is only Eastern guile in a different idiom. Well, a lot of it, anyway.

Cyril Emmanuel George Bonfiglioli

The cold pork in the fridge was wilting at the edges; it and I exchanged looks of mutual contempt, like two women wearing the same hat in the Royal Enclosure at Ascot.

Cyril Emmanuel George Bonfiglioli

To be on foot in the United States is only immoral, not illegal.

Cyril Emmanuel George Bonfiglioli

It was still only nine o\'clock when I set off on the last leg of my journey, feeling old and dirty and incapable. You probably know the feeling if you are over eighteen.

Cyril Emmanuel George Bonfiglioli

He had made one mistake in an otherwise flawless performance: he hadn't told me his name. Have you ever exchanged three words with an American without being told his name?

Cyril Emmanuel George Bonfiglioli

Why do people build houses to keep the climate out, then cut holes in the walls to let it in again? I shall never understand.

Cyril Emmanuel George Bonfiglioli

I could almost hear him scrabbling about in his brain for a deft, light opening. His Oscar Wilde touch. Martland has only two personalities Wilde and Eeyore.

Cyril Emmanuel George Bonfiglioli

Somewhere in the trash he reads Martland has read that heavy men walk with surprising lightness and grace; as a result he trips about like a portly elf hoping to be picked up by a leprechaun.

Cyril Emmanuel George Bonfiglioli

You will learn nothing of importance from this story except, perhaps, how to die; but then, you were born knowing that and in any case it only has to be done once. It is easy: ask anyone who has done it.

Cyril Emmanuel George Bonfiglioli

A moral coward, you see, is simply someone who has read the fine print on the back of his Birth Certificate and seen the little clause which says "You can't win."

Cyril Emmanuel George Bonfiglioli

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