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Cyril Connolly  

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Poets arguing about modern poetry: jackals snarling over a dried-up well.
Cyril Connolly

Style and structure are the essence of a book; great ideas are hogwash.
Vladimir Nabokov

I am disgusted with literary man.
John Keats

I hate all Boets and Bainters. (George 1)

Only when one has lost all curiosity about the future has one reached the age to write an autobiography.
Evelyn Waugh
 
In the old days books were written by men of letters and read by the public. Nowadays books are written by the public and read by nobody.
O.Wilde

A man really write for an audience of about ten persons. Of course if others like it, that is clear gain. But if those ten are satisfied, he is content.
Alfred North Whitehead

I think that one possible definition of our modern culture is that it is one in which nine-tenths of our intellectuals can't read any poetry.(remark to friends)
Randall Jarrell

Literature cannot be the business of a woman's life,and it ought not to be.
Southey

I have met with women whom I really think would like to be married to a poem, and to be given away by a novel.
John Keats

Animals have these advantages over man: they never hear the clock strike, they die without any idea of death, they have no theologians to instruct them, their last moments are not disturbed by unwelcome and unpleasant ceremonies, their funerals cost them nothing, and no one starts lawsuits over their wills.
Voltaire

If there were no God, it would have been necessary to invent him.
Voltaire

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