Cyril Connolly Quotes

Who is Cyril Connolly?

Cyril Vernon Connolly was an English literary critic and writer.

Born September 10, 1903
Died November 26, 1974

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Best 8 Quotes by Cyril Connolly

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

“Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.”

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

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

“The past is the only dead thing that smells sweet.”

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

“Vulgarity is the garlic in the salad of life. ”

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“Youth is a period of missed opportunities.”

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“You can tell that a trauma is at work when whatever you are trying to avoid is the exact outcome you continually create.”

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