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Simon Raven Quotes

The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why
Chocolate is the answer. Who cares what the question is
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... life is short and the world is wide  (Simon Raven Quotes) How can I go on with this? Please God, let me win a football pool  (Simon Raven Quotes) Art for art’s sake, money for God’s sake  (Simon Raven Quotes) Art for art’s sake, money for God’s sake  (Simon Raven Quotes) Nobody minded what you did in bed or what you said about God, a very civilized attitude in 1948  (Simon Raven Quotes) I wanted to look at the upper-middle-class scene since the war, and in particular my generation’s part in it. We had spent our early years as privileged members of a privileged class. How were we faring in the Age of the Common Man? How ought we to be faring?  (Simon Raven Quotes) Christ asked for everything he got  (Simon Raven Quotes) And so, at the age of thirty, I had successively disgraced myself with three fine institutions, each of which had made me free of its full and rich resources, had trained me with skill and patience, and had shown me nothing but forbearance and charity when I failed in trust  (Simon Raven Quotes) Scholarship was one thing, drudgery another. I very soon concluded that nothing would induce me to read, let alone make notes on, hundreds and hundreds of very, very, very boring books  (Simon Raven Quotes) Since life is short and the world is wide, the sooner you start exploring it, the better  (Simon Raven Quotes) Gentlemen can now only behave as such, or be tolerated as such, in circumstances that are manifestly contrived or unreal  (Simon Raven Quotes)