Cyril Connolly

Cyril Connolly

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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    Imprisoned in every fat man a thin one is wildly signalling to be let out.
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    It is closing time in the gardens of the West and from now on an artist will be judged only by the resonance of his solitude or the quality of his despair.
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    Dining-out is a vice, a dissipation of spirit punished by remorse. We eat, drink and talk a little too much, abuse all our friends, belch out our literary preferences and are egged on by accomplices in the audience to acts of mental exhibitionism. Such evenings cannot fail to diminish those who take part in them.
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    Classical and romantic: private language of a family quarrel, a dead dispute over the distribution of emphasis between man and nature.
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    Idleness [is] only a coarse name for my infinite capacity for living in the present.
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