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Cyril Connolly

Cyril Connolly

Full Name: Cyril Vernon Connolly

Born: September 10, 1903
Birthplace: Coventry, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom
Died: November 26, 1974

Occupation: Author and Critic
Profile: Best known for Enemies of Promise.

Number of Quotes: 4

Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.

Imprisoned in every fat man a thin one is wildly signalling to be let out.

Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice; journalism what will be read once.

There is no hate without fear. Hate is crystallized fear, fear's dividend, fear objectivized. We hate what we fear and so where hate is, fear will be lurking. Thus we hate what threatens our person, our liberty, our privacy, our income, our popularity, our vanity and our dreams and plans for ourselves. If we can isolate this element in what we hate we may be able to cease from hating. Analyse in this way the hatred of ideas or of the kind of people whom we have once loved and whose faces are preserved in Spirits of Anger. Hate is the consequence of fear; we fear something before we hate; a child who fears noises becomes the man who hates them.

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