What is youth except a man or woman before it is ready or fit to be seen?
Of children as of procreation - the pleasure momentary, the posture ridiculous,
the expense damnable.
Art is the symbol of the two noblest human efforts: to construct and to refrain from destruction.
I put the words down and push them a bit.
One forgets words as one forgets names. One's vocabulary needs constant
fertilizing or it will die.
We cherish our friends not for their ability to amuse us, but for ours to amuse them.
I think to be oversensitive about cliches is like being oversensitive about table manners.
It is a curious thing...that every creed promises a paradise which will be absolutely uninhabitable for anyone of civilized taste.
All of the above quotes belong to Evelyn Waugh.
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