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Food
Engrave this Quote The one way to get thin is to re-establish a purpose in life.
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-Cyril Connolly
Friends
Engrave this Quote In America every woman has her set of girl-friends; some are cousins, the rest are gained at school. These form a permanent committee who sit on each other's affairs, who come out together, marry and divorce together, and who end as those groups of bustling, heartless well-informed club-women who govern society. Against them the Couple of Ehepaar is helpless and Man in their eyes but a biological interlude.
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God
Engrave this Quote There cannot be a personal God without a pessimistic religion. As soon as there is a personal God he is a disappointing God.
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Greed
Engrave this Quote Greed, like the love of comfort, is a kind of fear.
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Grief, Grieving
Engrave this Quote There is immunity in reading, immunity in formal society, in office routine, in the company of old friends and in the giving of officious help to strangers, but there is no sanctuary in one bed from the memory of another. The past with its anguish will break through every defense-line of custom and habit; we must sleep and therefore we must dream.
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Hate
Engrave this Quote Nothing dates like hate and in literature a little of it goes a very long way.
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Illusion
Engrave this Quote We must select the Illusion which appeals to our temperament and embrace it with passion, if we want to be happy.
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Insanity
Engrave this Quote A mistake which is commonly made about neurotics is to suppose that they are interesting. It is not interesting to be always unhappy, engrossing with oneself, malignant and ungrateful, and never quite in touch with reality.
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Laziness
Engrave this Quote A lazy person, whatever the talents with which he set out, will have condemned himself to second-hand thoughts and to second-rate friends.
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Life
Engrave this Quote Life is a maze in which we take the wrong turn before we have learnt to walk.
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Love
Engrave this Quote We love but once, for once only are we perfectly equipped for loving.
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Engrave this Quote There is no pain equal to that which two lovers can inflict on one another. This should be made clear to all who contemplate such a union. The avoidance of this pain is the beginning of wisdom, for it is strong enough to contaminate the rest of our lives.
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Marriage
Engrave this Quote Except for poverty, incompatibility, opposition of parents, absence of love on one side and of desire to marry on both, nothing stands in the way of our happy union.
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Engrave this Quote The dread of loneliness is greater than the fear of bondage, so we get married.
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Engrave this Quote The true index of a man's character is the health of his wife.
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Masses
Engrave this Quote The English masses are lovable: they are kind, decent, tolerant, practical and not stupid. The tragedy is that they are too many of them, and that they are aimless, having outgrown the servile functions for which they were encouraged to multiply. One day these huge crowds will have to seize power because there will be nothing else for them to do, and yet they neither demand power nor are ready to make use of it; they will learn only to be bored in a new way.
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Memory
Engrave this Quote Our memories are card indexes consulted and then returned in disorder by authorities whom we do not control.
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Men & Women
Engrave this Quote In the sex-war thoughtlessness is the weapon of the male, vindictiveness of the female.
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-Cyril Connolly, The Unquiet Grave, 1944
Past, the
Engrave this Quote The past is the only dead thing that smells sweet.
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-Cyril Connolly, quoted in Journals and Memoirs by David Pryce-Jones
Potential
Engrave this Quote Promise is the capacity for letting people down.
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-Cyril Connolly, Enemies of Promise, 1938
Praise
Engrave this Quote Whom the gods wish to destroy they first call promising.
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-Cyril Connolly, Enemies of Promise, 1938
Prison
Engrave this Quote We are all serving a life sentence in the dungeon of the self.
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Profanity, Swearing, Vulgarity
Engrave this Quote Vulgarity is the garlic in the salad of taste.
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Reason
Engrave this Quote The person who is master of their passions is reason's slave.
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Responsibility
Engrave this Quote We create the world in which we live; if that world becomes unfit for human life; it is because we tire of our responsibility.
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-Cyril Connolly, Enemies of Promise, 1938

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