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Evelyn Waugh Quotes and Sayings

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We cherish our friends not for their ability to amuse us,
but for ours to amuse them.
- Evelyn Waugh

Perhaps host and guest is really the happiest relation for father and son.
- Evelyn Waugh

All this fuss about sleeping together.
For physical pleasure I'd sooner go to my dentist any day.
- Evelyn Waugh

You never find an Englishman among the under-dogs except in England,
of course.
- Evelyn Waugh

 

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.
- Evelyn Waugh

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.
- Evelyn Waugh

Other nations use 'force'; we Britons alone use 'Might'.
- Evelyn Waugh

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Instead of this absurd division into sexes they ought
to class people as static and dynamic.
- Evelyn Waugh

Almost all crime is due to the repressed desire for aesthetic expression.
- Evelyn Waugh

Art is the symbol of the two noblest human efforts:
to construct and to refrain from destruction.
- Evelyn Waugh

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

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.
- Evelyn Waugh

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.
- Evelyn Waugh

Punctuality is the virtue of the bored.
- Evelyn Waugh

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.
- Evelyn Waugh

He was gifted with the sly, sharp instinct for self-preservation
that passes for wisdom among the rich.
- Evelyn Waugh

Professional reviewers read so many bad books in the
course of duty that they get an unhealthy craving for arresting phrases.
- Evelyn Waugh

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

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.
- Evelyn Waugh

I put the words down and push them a bit.
- Evelyn Waugh

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.
- Evelyn Waugh

What is youth except a man or woman before it is ready or fit to be seen?
- Evelyn Waugh

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.
- Evelyn Waugh

We schoolmasters must temper discretion with deceit.
- Evelyn Waugh

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

If we can't stamp out literature in the country,
we can at least stop its being brought in from outside.
- Evelyn Waugh

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

When we argue for our limitations, we get to keep them.
- Evelyn Waugh

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

Your actions, and your action alone,
determines your worth.
- Evelyn Waugh

We class schools into four grades: leading school,
first-rate school, good school and school.
- Evelyn Waugh

In the dying world I come from, quotation is a national vice.
- Evelyn Waugh

There are no poetic ideas; only poetic utterances.
- Evelyn Waugh

One forgets words as one forgets names.
One's vocabulary needs constant fertilizing or it will die.
- Evelyn Waugh

Cherish the uncertainty of life's adventures.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children
of the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.
- Napoleon Hill

Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this planet.
We all breathe the same air.
We all cherish our children's future.
And we are all mortal.
- John F. Kennedy

I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar,
but I cherish the friend who for me
does not consult his calendar.
- Robert Brault

Friends... they cherish one another's hopes.
They are kind to one another's dreams.
- Henry David Thoreau

Make the most of your regrets;
never smother your sorrow,
but tend and cherish it till it comes to have
a separate and integral interest.
To regret deeply is to live afresh.
- Henry David Thoreau

To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal
is our only legitimate hope of survival.
- Wendell Berry

(Groom), take (Bride)'s hand and place your hand over hers.
Now, remember this moment and cherish it...
because this will be the last time you ever have the upper hand.
- Anonymous

Harmony with land is like harmony with a friend;
you cannot cherish his right hand and chop off his left.
- Aldo Leopold

Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone,
and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost.
- John Quincy Adams

It was not a religion that attacked us that September day.
It was al-Qaeda.
We will not sacrifice the liberties we cherish or hunker
down behind walls of suspicion and mistrust.
- Barack Obama

He who has gone, so we but cherish his memory,
abides with us, more potent, nay, more present than the living man.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

I'd like to state that Spike Lee is not saying that
African American culture is just for black people alone to enjoy and cherish.
Culture is for everybody.
- Spike Lee

In order to feel contempt, you generally need to cherish some kind of feelings.
- Ryszard Kapuscinski

Just as a man would not cherish living
in a body other than his own,
so do nations not like to live under other nations,
however noble and great the latter may be.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Consistency is the paste jewel that only cheap men cherish.
- William Allen White

Cherish your human connections: your relationships with friends and family.
- Joseph Brodsky

Cherish believes that God made her with a special purpose.
Like any teenage girl, she has her insecurities,
but for the most part she has a real healthy self-esteem.
- Charlene Tilton

A man can become so accustomed to the thought of his
own faults that he will begin to cherish them as charming
little "personal characteristics."
- Helen Rowland

The knowledge that makes us cherish innocence makes innocence unattainable.
- Irving Howe

I'm fiercely loyal to my friends, and I really cherish my friendships.
- David Schwimmer

Cherish that which is within you, and shut off that which is without;
for much knowledge is a curse.
- Zhuangzi

The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy,
and after all our most pleasing responsibility.
To cherish what remains of it and to foster its renewal is our only hope.
- Wendell Berry

Yes, many immigrants cherish the value of choice and
opportunity and the value of education more than 7th
or 8th generation Americans.
- Malcolm Wallop

Cherish forever what makes you unique,
'cuz you're really a yawn if it goes.
- Bette Midler

Take your victories, whatever they may be,
cherish them, use them, but don't settle for them.
- Mia Hamm

If we really love and cherish Taiwan,
we should hold our hands in unity to protect our country
and our democratic values with the most humble and tolerant hearts.
- Chen Shui-bian

It almost seems that nobody can hate America as much as native Americans.
America needs new immigrants to love and cherish it.
- Eric Hoffer

The liberties and freedoms which we hold dear and we
recognize and cherish and respect guide the way we
gather information in the United States.
- John Ashcroft

One of the characteristics I cherish in my friends
is their childlike gullibility,
and several excited minutes were spent trying to actually find this book.
- Phil Foglio

We need to help students and parents cherish and preserve
the ethnic and cultural diversity that nourishes and
strengthens this community -
and this nation.
- Cesar Chavez

For then only will you be strong, when you cherish the laws,
and when the revolutionary attempts of lawless men shall have ceased.
- Aeschines

The defining function of the artist is to cherish consciousness.
- Max Eastman

Let us tenderly and kindly cherish, therefore,
the means of knowledge.
Let us dare to read, think, speak, and write.
- John Adams

It's so clear that you have to cherish everyone.
I think that's what I get from these older black women,
that every soul is to be cherished, that every flower Is to bloom.
- Alice Walker

The Democratic Party has pretty much abandoned all
the things that they cherish.
- Dick Armey

When we look back, the only things we cherish are those
which in some way met our original want;
the desire which formed in us in early youth,
undirected, and of its own accord.
- Willa Cather


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