"Words today are like the shells and rope of seaweed which a child brings home glistening from the beach and which in an hour have lost their luster."
"Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country."Cyril Connolly on Margaret Thatcher
"A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body."Cyril Connolly on Benjamin Franklin
"Where we love is home - home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts."Cyril Connolly on Oliver Wendell Holmes
"Human beings are the only creatures on earth that allow their children to come back home."Cyril Connolly on Bill Cosby
"Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in."Cyril Connolly on Robert Frost
"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."