Evelyn Waugh Quotes

Who the Heck is Evelyn Waugh?

Arthur Evelyn St. John Waugh was an English writer of novels, biographies, and travel books.

Born October 28, 1903
Died April 10, 1966

Books by Evelyn Waugh


Best 24 Quotes by Evelyn Waugh

“I did not know it was possible to be so miserable and live but I am told that this is a common experience.”

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“If a thing's worth doing at all, it's worth doing well.”

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“Instead of this absurd division into sexes they ought to class people as static and dynamic.”

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“Literature is the right use of language irrespective of the subject or reason of utterance.”

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“Manners are especially the need of the plain. The pretty can get away with anything.”

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“We cherish our friends not for their ability to amuse us, but for ours to amuse them.”

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“When we argue for our limitations, we get to keep them.”

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“Wine is a bride who brings a great dowry to the man who woos her persistently and gracefully.”

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“Punctuality is the virtue of the bored.”

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"A Handful of Dust" Quotes

“Comparisons are odious.”

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A Handful of Dust

“It would be a dull world if we all thought alike.”

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A Handful of Dust

“You can't ever tell what's going to hurt people.”

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A Handful of Dust

"Brideshead Revisited" Quotes

“Change is the only evidence of life.”

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Brideshead Revisited

“I should like to bury something precious in every place where I've been happy and then, when I'm old and ugly and miserable, I could come back and dig it up and remember.”

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Brideshead Revisited

“It doesn't matter what people call you unless they call you pigeon pie and eat you up.”

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Brideshead Revisited

“No one is ever holy without suffering.”

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Brideshead Revisited

“Sometimes, I feel the past and the future pressing so hard on either side that there's no room for the present at all.”

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Brideshead Revisited

“The trouble with modern education is you never know how ignorant people are.”

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Brideshead Revisited

“To understand all is to forgive all.”

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Brideshead Revisited

"Labels" Quotes

“Every Englishman abroad, until it is proved to the contrary, likes to consider himself a traveller and not a tourist.”

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Labels

"Scoop" Quotes

“News is what a chap who doesn't care much about anything wants to read.”

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Scoop

Products by Evelyn Waugh

"Vile Bodies" Quotes

“After all, damn it, what does being in love mean if you can't trust a person.”

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Vile Bodies

“All this fuss about sleeping together. For physical pleasure I'd sooner go to my dentist any day.”

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Vile Bodies

“There's only one great evil in the world today. Despair.”

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Vile Bodies