Evelyn Waugh Quotes

In the dying world I come from quotation is a national vice. It used to be the classics, now it's lyric verse.

Evelyn Waugh

What is youth except a man or woman before it is ready or fit to be seen?

Evelyn Waugh

Punctuality is the virtue of the bored.

Evelyn Waugh

Pray always for all the learned, the oblique, the delicate. Let them not be quite forgotten at the throne of God when the simple come into their kingdom.

Evelyn Waugh

Only when one has lost all curiosity about the future has one reached the age to write an autobiography

Evelyn Waugh

Don't hold your parents up to contempt. After all, you are their son, and it is just possible that you may take after them.

Evelyn Waugh

He was gifted with the sly, sharp instinct for self-preservation that passes for wisdom among the rich.

Evelyn Waugh

Manners are especially the need of the plain. The pretty can get away with anything.

Evelyn Waugh

Almost all crime is due to the repressed desire for aesthetic expression.

Evelyn Waugh

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