"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."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Cyril Connolly on Albert Einstein
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."Cyril Connolly on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Cyril Connolly on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Cyril Connolly on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Cyril Connolly on Oscar Wilde
"Those of us who were brought up as Christians and have lost our faith have retained the sense of sin without the saving belief in redemption. This poisons our thought and so paralyses us in action."
"Classical and romantic: private language of a family quarrel, a dead dispute over the distribution of emphasis between man and nature."
"Hate is the consequence of fear we fear something before we hate it a child who fears noises becomes a man who hates noise."
"Greed, like the love of comfort, is a kind of fear."
"The dread of lonliness is greater than the fear of bondage, so we get married."