Cyril Connolly

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Cyril Vernon Connolly (10 September 1903 – 26 November 1974) was an English intellectual, literary critic and writer. He was the editor of the influential literary magazine Horizon (1940–1949) and wrote Enemies of Promise (1938), which combined literary criticism with an autobiographical exploration of why he failed to become the successful author of fiction that he had aspired to be in his youth.
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11 November 2014
Classical and romantic: private language of a family quarrel, a dead dispute over the distribution of emphasis between man and nature.
11 November 2014
When we have ceased to love the stench of the human animal, either in others or in ourselves, then are we condemned to misery, and clear thinking can begin.
11 November 2014
A lazy person, whatever the talents with which he set out, will have condemned himself to second-hand thoughts and to second-rate friends.
11 November 2014
As bees their sting, so the promiscuous leave behind them in each encounter something of themselves by which they are made to suffer.
11 November 2014
The Expulsion from Eden is an act of vindictive womanish spite; the Fall of Man, as recounted in the Bible, comes nearer to the Fall of God.

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