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Brief author info: Evelyn Waugh (1903-1966) English novelist.
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There is practically no sense that is not violated every time we return from the country or the sea to Paris or London or New York.
Remember that, however patient your study, you will never in adult life learn any language perfectly; the best you can hope for is to be a bore.
The only thing that it is advisable to know in any language is the numerals; and even there, you can do a lot with the fingers.
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.
Medical science has oppressed us with a new huge burden of longevity. It is in that last undesired decade, when passion is cold, appetites feeble, curiosity dulled and experience has begotten cynicism, that accidia lies in wait as the final temptation to destruction.
Medical science has oppressed us with a new huge burden of longevity. It is in that last undesired decade, when passion is cold, appetites feeble, curiosity dulled and experience has begotten cynicism, that accidia lies in wait as the final temptation to destruction.
If one's object is ascetic, it is far better to stay in London or Paris or New York; there is practically no extreme of heat or cold, physical risk, loneliness, hunger or thirst that cannot, with a little ingenuity, be conveniently achieved in the centres of civilization.
Words should be an intense pleasure just as leather should be to a shoemaker.
Those huge novels from North America are not the product of diligence; hard labour would refine and clarify them.
The great charm in argument is really finding one's own opinions, not other people's.
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