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Only when one has lost all curiosity about the future has one reached the age to write an autobiography. A Little Learning (1964) First lines


I put the words down and push them a bit. As quoted in his obituary in The New York Times (11 April 1966)

Aesthetic value is often the by-product of the artist striving to do something else. Diaries of Evelyn Waugh (1976)

Punctuality is the virtue of the bored. Diaries of Evelyn Waugh (1976)

You never find an Englishman among the underdogs — except in England, of course. As quoted in Forbes magazine (2 April 2001), p. 172.

I put the words down and push them a bit.

I think to be oversensitive about cliches is like being oversensitive about table manners.

If politicians and scientists were lazier, how much happier we should all be.

In the dying world I come from quotation is a national vice. It used to be the classics, now it's lyric verse.

It is a curious thing... that every creed promises a paradise which will be absolutely uninhabitable for anyone of civilized taste.

Manners are especially the need of the plain. The pretty can get away with anything.

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.

My unhealthy affection for my second daughter has waned. Now I despise all my seven children equally.

Not everyone grows to be old, but everyone has been younger than he is now.

Of children as of procreation— the pleasure momentary, the posture ridiculous, the expense damnable.