Archive for the ‘Cyril Connolly’ Category

It is the duty of a writer to devote his energy to the search for truth

Saturday, April 10th, 2010
notes

In the love of truth which leads to a knowledge of it lies not only the hope of humanity but its safety. Deep down we feel that, as every human being has a right to air and water, so he has a right to food, clothing, light, heat, work, education, love…

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(Success) is wholesome magic

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010
plenty

Solvency is essential. A writer suffering from financial difficulties is good only for short-term work, and will leave all else unfinished. And if he has too much money, unless he has had it all his life, he will spend it, which is also a…

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

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010
hiding

…and unless a writer is quite ruthless with these amiable footlers, they will drag him down with them. More dangerous are those who are not charming – the trapped foxes who bite the hand that would set them free and the worst of all the Kibitzers, the…

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