Cyril Connolly – The artist one day falls…

The artist one day falls through a hole in the brambles, and from that moment…


“The artist one day falls through a hole in the brambles, and from that moment he is following the dark rapids of an underground river which may sometimes flow so near to the surface that the laughing picnic parties are heard above.”
-Cyril Connolly

Cyril Connolly – There is no pain equal…

There is no pain equal to that which two lovers can inflict on one another…


“There is no pain equal to that which two lovers can inflict on one another. This should be made clear to all who contemplate such a union. The avoidance of this pain is the beginning of wisdom, for it is strong enough to contaminate the rest of our lives.”
-Cyril Connolly