Cyril Connolly Quote

The only happy talkers are dandies who extract pleasure from the very perishability of their material and who would not be able to tolerate the isolation of all other forms of composition; for most good talkers, when they have run down, are miserable; they know that they have betrayed themselves, that they have taken material which should have a life of its own, to dispense it in noises upon the air.


Enemies of promise and other essays: an autobiography of ideas (ed. 1960)

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The only happy talkers are dandies who extract pleasure from the very perishability of their material and who would not be able to tolerate the...

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The only happy talkers are dandies who extract pleasure from the very perishability of their material and who would not be able to tolerate the...

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The only happy talkers are dandies who extract pleasure from the very perishability of their material and who would not be able to tolerate the...

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The only happy talkers are dandies who extract pleasure from the very perishability of their material and who would not be able to tolerate the...