Cyril Connolly Quotes

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

Cyril Connolly

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

We must select the illusion which appeals to our temperament and embrace it with passion, if we want to be happy

Cyril Connolly

Obesity is a mental state, a disease brought on by boredom and disappointment.

Cyril Connolly

The one way to get thin is to re-establish a purpose in life

Cyril Connolly

Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.

Cyril Connolly

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

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

Cyril Connolly

Youth is a period of missed opportunities.

Cyril Connolly

A lazy person, whatever the talents with which he starts out, have condemned himself to second-rate thoughts, and to second-rate friends

Cyril Connolly

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

Cyril Connolly

The goal of every culture is to decay through over-civilization; the factors of decadence, -- LUXURY, scepticism, weariness and superstition, -- are constant. The civilization of one epoch becomes the manure of the next.

Cyril Connolly

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

Cyril Connolly

When we have ceased to love the stench of the human animal, either in others or in ourselves, then are we condemned to misery, and clear thinking can begin.

Cyril Connolly

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

Cyril Connolly

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

Cyril Connolly
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