Evelyn Waugh Quotes

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Evelyn Waugh

Charm is the great English blight. It does not exist outside these damp islands. It spots and kills anything it touches. It kills love, it kills art. (Brideshead Revisited)
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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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Art is the symbol of the two noblest human efforts: to construct and to refrain from destruction.
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I think to be oversensitive about cliches is like being oversensitive about table manners.
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In the dying world I come from, quotation is a national vice.
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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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Your actions, and your action alone, determines your worth.
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When we argue for our limitations, we get to keep them.
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English novelist, 1903-66

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