Cyril Connolly
Quotes, Sayings and Thoughts

The only way for writers to meet is to share a quick pee over a common lamp-post.

- Cyril Connolly

The past is the only dead thing that smells sweet.

- Cyril Connolly

Youth is a period of missed opportunities.

- Cyril Connolly

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

- Cyril Connolly

Always be nice to those younger than you, because they are the ones who will be writing about you.

- Cyril Connolly

Life is a maze in which we take the wrong turning before we have learnt to walk.

- Cyril Connolly

The civilisation of one epoch becomes the manure of the next.

- Cyril Connolly

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

- Cyril Connolly

There is no fury like an ex-wife searching for a new lover.

- Cyril Connolly

All charming people have something to conceal, usually their total dependence on the appreciation of others.

- Cyril Connolly

Destroy him as you will, the bourgeois always bounces up. Execute him, appropriate him, starve him out en masse, and he reappears in your children.

- Cyril Connolly

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When you’re out of office, then you can be a statesman.

- Cyril Connolly