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Cyril Connolly

Datum narození: 10. září 1903
Datum úmrtí: 26. listopad 1974
Další jména: Cyril Connolly

Cyril Connolly byl britský autor.

Citáty Cyril Connolly


„Koho chtějí bohové zničit, představí ho nejdříve jako slibný talent.“

„Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self."

[, February 25, 1933]“


„While thoughts exist, words are alive and literature becomes an escape, not from, but into living.“ The Unquiet Grave: A Word Cycle by Palinurus

„There is no pain equal to that which two lovers can inflict on one another... It is when we begin to hurt those whom we love that the guilt with which we are born becomes intolerable, and since all those whom we love intensely and continuously grow part of us, and since we hate ourselves in them, so we torture ourselves and them together.“ The Unquiet Grave: A Word Cycle by Palinurus

„... art is made by the alone for the alone… The reward of art is not fame or success but intoxication...“ The Unquiet Grave: A Word Cycle by Palinurus

„Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice.“

„Beneath this mask of selfish tranquility nothing exists except bitterness and boredom. I am one of those whom suffering has made empty and frivilous: each night in my dreams I pull the scab off a wound; each day, vacuous and habit ridden, I let it reform.“ The Unquiet Grave: A Word Cycle by Palinurus

„Whom the Gods wish to destroy, they first call promising.“ Enemies of Promise


„There are many who dare not kill themselves for fear of what the neighbours will say.“ The Unquiet Grave: A Word Cycle by Palinurus

„We must select the illusion which appeals to our temperament, and embrace it with passion.“

„When I write after dark the shades of evening scatter their purple through my prose.“ Enemies of Promise

„When even despair ceases to serve any creative purpose, then surely we are justified in suicide. For what better grounds for suicide can there be than to go on making the same series of false moves which invariably lead to the same disaster and to repeat a pattern without knowing why it is false or wherein lies the flaw? And yet to percieve that in ourselves revolves a cycle of activity which is certain to end in paralysis of the will, desertion, panic and despair - always to go on loving those who have ceased to love us, and who have quite lost all resemblance to the selves who we loved! Suicide is infectious; what if the agonies which suicide endure before they are driven to take their own life, the emotion of 'all is lost' - are infectious too?“ The Unquiet Grave: A Word Cycle by Palinurus


„Our memories are card-indexes consulted and then put back in disorder by authorities whom we do not control.“ The Unquiet Grave: A Word Cycle by Palinurus

„There are only three things which make life worth living: to be writing a tolerably good book, to be in a dinner party of six, and to be traveling south with someone whom your conscience permits you to love.“

„Youth is a period of missed opportunities.“

„A great writer creates a world of his own and his readers are proud to live in it. A lesser writer may entice them in for a moment, but soon he will watch them filing out.“

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