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Anyone wishing to communicate with Americans should do so by e-mail, which has been specially invented for the purpose, involving neither physical proximity nor speech.
Strange how much simple wisdom there is to be found in the deformed head and unprepossessing carcase of your typical London cabbie.
Politics, as I never tire of saying, is for social and emotional misfits, handicapped folk, those with a grudge. The purpose of politics is to help them overcome these feelings of inferiority and compensate for their personal inadequacies in the pursuit of power.
Novels have gone, novels are over. We don't want novels any more in this country. It's all been written. Nothing left to say. There's not a 'smart' set to emulate now, or to write about. If there's anything to say it's better done these days in newspapers or magazines.
I remember also speaking to a reporter on Gay News who enquired about my attitude to Gay Dogs and reassuring him of my compassionate attitude to homosexuality among dogs, while secretly feeling they ought to be whipped.
Religion was inevitably going to contract into a small nucleus of enthusiasts, and all they've achieved is to change the enthusiasts; the new enthusiasts happen to be the ones who like clapping their hands and looking soppy. They repel me.
Generally speaking, the best people nowadays go into journalism, the second best into business, the rubbish into politics and the shits into law
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Patriotism, when it wants to make itself felt in the domain of learning, is a dirty fellow who should be thrown out of doors.
November 17, 1939
January 16, 2001
Auberon Alexander Waugh was an English journalist, and eldest son of Evelyn Waugh. He was widely known by his nickname Bron.
Will This Do?: An Autobiography (1998)
The Foxglove Saga (1960)
Who are the Violets Now (1965)
Closing the circle (2001)
A Bed of Flowers (1972)
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