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Cyril Connolly
September 10, 1903 - November 26, 1974
Nationality: English
Category: Journalist
Subcategory: English Journalist

When young we are faithful to individuals, when older we grow loyal to situations and to types.


Youth is a period of missed opportunities.


Today the function of the artist is to bring imagination to science and science to imagination, where they meet, in the myth.


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


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


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


Civilization is maintained by a very few people in a small number of places and we need only some bombs and a few prisons to blot it out altogether.


For what is liberty but the unhampered translation of will into act?


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


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