Evelyn Waugh Quotes

40 Evelyn Waugh quotes:

"Punctuality is the virtue of the bored."
Author: Waugh Quotes Category: English Author Quotes Punctuality Quotes
"News is what a chap who doesn't care much about anything wants to read. And it's only news until he's read it. After that it's dead."
"If we can't stamp out literature in the country, we can at least stop its being brought in from outside."
"I haven't been to sleep for over a year. That's why I go to bed early. One needs more rest if one doesn't sleep."
"Your actions, and your action alone, determines your worth."
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"Almost all crime is due to the repressed desire for aesthetic expression."
"Perhaps host and guest is really the happiest relation for father and son."
"I think to be oversensitive about cliches is like being oversensitive about table manners."
"My unhealthy affection for my second daughter has waned. Now I despise all my seven children equally."
"Pray always for all the learned, the oblique, the delicate. Let them not be quite forgotten at the throne of God when the simple come into their kingdom."
"He was gifted with the sly, sharp instinct for self-preservation that passes for wisdom among the rich."
"You never find an Englishman among the under-dogs except in England, of course."
"What a man enjoys about a woman's clothes are his fantasies of how she would look without them"
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"Not everyone grows to be old, but everyone has been younger than he is now."
Author: Waugh Quotes Category: English Author Quotes Elderly Quotes
"In the dying world I come from quotation is a national vice. It used to be the classics, now it's lyric verse."
"I put the words down and push them a bit."
"The human mind is inspired enough when it comes to inventing horrors; it is when it tries to invent a Heaven that it shows itself cloddish."
"Words should be an intense pleasure just as leather should be to a shoemaker"
Author: Waugh Quotes Category: Words Quotes
"Don't hold your parents up to contempt. After all, you are their son, and it is just possible that you may take after them."
"In the dying world I come from, quotation is a national vice."

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