CYRIL CONNOLLY, born (d: 1974) An English intellectual, editor and critic; Some Connolly quotes:

  • “Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.”
  • “Slums may well be breeding grounds of crime, but the middle-class suburbs are incubators of apathy and delirium.”
  • “No city should be so large that a man cannot walk out of it in a morning”
  • “We must select the illusion which appeals to our temperament, and embrace it with passion, if we want to be happy.”
  • “Truth is a river that is always splitting up into arms that reunite. Islanded between the arms, the inhabitants argue for a lifetime as to which is the main river.”
  • “There is no more somber enemy of good art than the pram in the hall.”