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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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-Cyril Connolly
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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-Cyril Connolly
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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-Cyril Connolly
Praise
Engrave this Quote Whom the gods wish to destroy they first call promising.
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-Cyril Connolly, Enemies of Promise, 1938
Greatness & Great Things
Engrave this Quote Everything we think of as great has come to us from neurotics. It is they and they alone who found religions and create great works of art. The world will never realize how much it owes to them, and what they have suffered in order to bestow their gifts on it.
original French: Tout ce que nous connaissons de grand nous vient des nerveux. Ce sont eux et non pas d
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-Marcel Proust, Guermantes Way, 1921
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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-Cyril Connolly
Success & Failure
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-James Atlas, My Life in the Middle Ages: A Survivor
Authors & Writing
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-James Atlas, essay: The Fall of Fun, "The New Yorker", November, 1996
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
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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