Facts about Evelyn Waugh

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Summary

Evelyn Waugh was a famous Author from England, who lived between October 28, 1903 and April 10, 1966. He/she became 62 years old.

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He/she is born under the zodiac scorpio, who is known for Transient, Self-Willed, Purposeful, Unyielding. Our collection contains 32 quotes who is written / told by Evelyn.

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Famous quotes by Evelyn Waugh (32)


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"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"
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"Professional reviewers read so many bad books in the course of duty that they get an unhealthy craving for arresting phrases"
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"Punctuality is the virtue of the bored"
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"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"
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"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"
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"There are no poetic ideas; only poetic utterances"
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"There is a species of person called a 'Modern Churchman' who draws the full salary of a beneficed clergyman and need not commit himself to any religious belief"
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"We cherish our friends not for their ability to amuse us, but for ours to amuse them"
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"We class schools into four grades: leading school, first-rate school, good school and school"
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"We schoolmasters must temper discretion with deceit"
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"All this fuss about sleeping together. For physical pleasure I'd sooner go to my dentist any day"
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"Almost all crime is due to the repressed desire for aesthetic expression"
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"Art is the symbol of the two noblest human efforts: to construct and to refrain from destruction"
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"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"
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"He was gifted with the sly, sharp instinct for self-preservation that passes for wisdom among the rich"
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"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"
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"I put the words down and push them a bit"
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"I think to be oversensitive about cliches is like being oversensitive about table manners"
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"If we can't stamp out literature in the country, we can at least stop its being brought in from outside"
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"In the dying world I come from, quotation is a national vice"
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"Instead of this absurd division into sexes they ought to class people as static and dynamic"
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"It is a curious thing... that every creed promises a paradise which will be absolutely uninhabitable for anyone of civilized taste"
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"Manners are especially the need of the plain. The pretty can get away with anything"
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"Money is only useful when you get rid of it. It is like the odd card in "Old Maid"; the player who is finally left with it has lost"
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"My unhealthy affection for my second daughter has waned. Now I despise all my seven children equally"
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"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"
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"Not everyone grows to be old, but everyone has been younger than he is now"
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"One forgets words as one forgets names. One's vocabulary needs constant fertilizing or it will die"
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"Other nations use 'force'; we Britons alone use 'Might'"
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"Perhaps host and guest is really the happiest relation for father and son"
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"You never find an Englishman among the under-dogs except in England, of course"
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"Your actions, and your action alone, determines your worth"


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