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Evelyn Waugh Quotes

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It may happen in the next hundred years that the English novelists of the present day will come to be valued as we now value the artists and craftsmen of the late eighteenth century  (Evelyn Waugh Quotes) His strongest tastes were negative. He abhorred plastics, Picasso, sunbathing and jazz - everything in fact that had happened in his own lifetime  (Evelyn Waugh Quotes) Only when one has lost all curiosity about the future has one reached the age to write an autobiography  (Evelyn Waugh Quotes) All this fuss about sleeping together. For physical pleasure I'd sooner go to my dentist any day  (Evelyn Waugh 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  (Evelyn Waugh Quotes) 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  (Evelyn Waugh Quotes) If we can't stamp out literature in the country, we can at least stop its being brought in from outside  (Evelyn Waugh Quotes) In the dying world I come from, quotation is a national vice. No one would think of making an after - dinner speech without the help of poetry. It used to be the classics, now it's lyric verse  (Evelyn Waugh Quotes) Instead of this absurd division into sexes they ought to class people as static and dynamic  (Evelyn Waugh Quotes) It is a curious thing... That every creed promises a paradise which will be absolutely uninhabitable for anyone of civilized taste  (Evelyn Waugh Quotes) My unhealthy affection for my second daughter has waned. Now I despise all my seven children equally  (Evelyn Waugh 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  (Evelyn Waugh Quotes) One forgets words as one forgets names. One's vocabulary needs constant fertilizing or it will die  (Evelyn Waugh Quotes) 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  (Evelyn Waugh Quotes) Professional reviewers read so many bad books in the course of duty that they get an unhealthy craving for arresting phrases  (Evelyn Waugh Quotes) 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  (Evelyn Waugh Quotes) The truth is that Oxford is simply a very beautiful city in which it is convenient to segregate a certain number of the young of the nation while they are growing up  (Evelyn Waugh Quotes) We cherish our friends not for their ability to amuse us, but for ours to amuse them - a diminishing number in my case  (Evelyn Waugh Quotes) If it could only be like this always - always summer, always alone, the fruit always ripe  (Evelyn Waugh Quotes) She had heard someone say something about an Independent Labour Party, and was furious that she had not been asked  (Evelyn Waugh Quotes) You have no idea how much nastier I would be if I was not a Catholic. Without supernatural aid I would hardly be a human being  (Evelyn Waugh Quotes) There is practically no sense that is not violated every time we return from the country or the sea to Paris or London or New York  (Evelyn Waugh Quotes) Remember that, however patient your study, you will never in adult life learn any language perfectly; the best you can hope for is to be a bore  (Evelyn Waugh Quotes) The only thing that it is advisable to know in any language is the numerals; and even there, you can do a lot with the fingers  (Evelyn Waugh Quotes) Those huge novels from North America are not the product of diligence; hard labour would refine and clarify them  (Evelyn Waugh Quotes) Saints are simply men and women who have fulfilled their natural obligation which is to approach God  (Evelyn Waugh Quotes) That was the change in her from ten years ago; that, indeed, was her reward, this haunting, magical sadness which spoke straight to the heart and struck silence; it was the completion of her beauty  (Evelyn Waugh Quotes) These memories, which are my life - for we possess nothing certainly except the past - were always with me  (Evelyn Waugh Quotes) Sometimes, I feel the past and the future pressing so hard on either side that there's no room for the present at all  (Evelyn Waugh Quotes)
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