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

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

by Cyril Connolly Found in: Illusion Quotes,
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Vulgarity is the garlic in the salad of taste.

Vulgarity is the garlic in the salad of taste.

by Cyril Connolly Found in: Vulgarity Quotes,
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In the sex war, thoughtlessness is the weapon of the male, vindictiveness of the female.

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

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There is no pain equal to that which two lovers can inflict on one another. This should be made clear read more

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.

by Cyril Connolly Found in: Wisdom Quotes,
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There are many who dare not kill themselves for fear of what the neighbours will say.

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

by Cyril Connolly Found in: Neighbors Quotes,
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Hate is the consequence of fear; we fear something before we hate it; a child who fears noises becomes a read more

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

by Cyril Connolly Found in: Hate Quotes,
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Vulgarity is the garlic in the salad of life.

Vulgarity is the garlic in the salad of life.

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The artist one day falls through a hole in the brambles, and from that moment he is following the dark read more

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.

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

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

by Cyril Connolly Found in: Laziness Quotes,
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The friendships which last are those wherein each friend respects the other's dignity to the point of not really wanting read more

The friendships which last are those wherein each friend respects the other's dignity to the point of not really wanting anything from him

by Cyril Connolly Found in: Dignity Quotes,
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