"The true index of a man's character is the health of his wife."
"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person."Cyril Connolly on Mignon McLaughlin
"By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher."Cyril Connolly on Socrates
"It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages."Cyril Connolly on Friedrich Nietzsche
"How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being."Cyril Connolly on Oscar Wilde
"Don't marry the person you think you can live with marry only the individual you think you can't live without."Cyril Connolly on James C. Dobson
"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."
"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."