Evelyn Waugh Quotes

40 Evelyn Waugh quotes:

"Only when one has lost all curiosity about the future has one reached the age to write an autobiography"
"Your actions, and your action alone, determines your worth."
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"We cherish our friends not for their ability to amuse us, but for ours to amuse them."
"Not everyone grows to be old, but everyone has been younger than he is now."
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"Punctuality is the virtue of the bored."
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"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."
"Other nations use 'force'; we Britons alone use 'Might'."
"Almost all crime is due to the repressed desire for aesthetic expression."
"In the dying world I come from quotation is a national vice. It used to be the classics, now it's lyric verse."
"Manners are especially the need of the plain. The pretty can get away with anything."
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"One forgets words as one forgets names. One's vocabulary needs constant fertilizing or it will die."
"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."
"Perhaps host and guest is really the happiest relation for father and son."
"Money is only useful when you get rid of it. It is like the odd card in "Old Maid"; the player who is finally left with it has lost."
"All this fuss about sleeping together. For physical pleasure I'd sooner go to my dentist any day."
"I put the words down and push them a bit."
"Art is the symbol of the two noblest human efforts: to construct and to refrain from destruction."
"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."

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