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Greed, like the love of comfort, is a kind of fear.
Greed
Cyril Connolly

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Green leaves on a dead tree is our epitaph -- green leaves, dear reader, on a dead tree.
Epitaphs
Cyril Connolly

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Idleness is only a coarse name for my infinite capacity for living in the present.
Idleness
Cyril Connolly

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Imprisoned in every fat man, a thin one is wildly signaling to be let out.
Obesity
Cyril Connolly

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In the sex war, thoughtlessness is the weapon of the male, vindictiveness of the female.
Men and Women
Cyril Connolly

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Like water, we are truest to our nature in repose.
Tranquility
Cyril Connolly

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No city should be too large for a man to walk out of in a morning.
Cities and City Life
Cyril Connolly

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No taste is so acquired as that for someone else's quality of mind.
Taste
Cyril Connolly

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The artist is a member of the leisured classes who cannot pay for his leisure.
Arts and Artists
Cyril Connolly

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The dread of loneliness is greater than the fear of bondage, so we get married.
Marriage
Cyril Connolly

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The one way to get thin is to re-establish a purpose in life.
Food and Eating
Cyril Connolly

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The person who is master of their passions is reason's slave.
Reason
Cyril Connolly

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The true index of a man's character is the health of his wife.
Wives
Cyril Connolly

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The worst vice of the solitary is the worship of his food.
Solitude
Cyril Connolly

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There are many who dare not kill themselves for fear of what the neighbors will say.
Suicide
Cyril Connolly

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Vulgarity is the garlic in the salad of taste.
Vulgarity
Cyril Connolly

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We are all serving a life sentence in the dungeon of the self.
Prison
Cyril Connolly

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We love but once, for once only are we perfectly equipped for loving.
Love
Cyril Connolly

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Whom the gods wish to destroy they first call promising.
Talent
Cyril Connolly

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Youth is a period of missed opportunities.
Youth
Cyril Connolly

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Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
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