"The English language ..." Quote of Cyril Connolly

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
The English language is like a broad river on whose bank a few patient anglers are sitting, while, higher up, the stream is being polluted by a string of refuse-barges tipping out their muck.
Cyril Connolly
Cyril Connolly (1903-1974), British critic. The Unquiet Grave, pt. 3, Harper (1944).
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