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    All this fuss about sleeping together. For physical pleasure I'd sooner go to my dentist any day. Evelyn-WaughEvelyn Waugh
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    Almost all crime is due to the repressed desire for aesthetic expression. Evelyn-WaughEvelyn Waugh
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    Art is the symbol of the two noblest human efforts: to construct and to refrain from destruction. Evelyn-WaughEvelyn Waugh
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    Don't hold your parents up to contempt. After all, you are their son, and it is just possible that you may take after them. Evelyn-WaughEvelyn Waugh
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    He was gifted with the sly, sharp instinct for self-preservation that passes for wisdom among the rich. Evelyn-WaughEvelyn Waugh
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    I haven't been to sleep for over a year. That's why I go to bed early. One needs more rest if one doesn't sleep. Evelyn-WaughEvelyn Waugh
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    I put the words down and push them a bit. Evelyn-WaughEvelyn Waugh
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    I think to be oversensitive about cliches is like being oversensitive about table manners. Evelyn-WaughEvelyn Waugh
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    If we can't stamp out literature in the country, we can at least stop its being brought in from outside. Evelyn-WaughEvelyn Waugh
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    In the dying world I come from quotation is a national vice. It used to be the classics, now it's lyric verse. Evelyn-WaughEvelyn Waugh
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    In the dying world I come from, quotation is a national vice. Evelyn-WaughEvelyn Waugh
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    Instead of this absurd division into sexes they ought to class people as static and dynamic. Evelyn-WaughEvelyn Waugh
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    Manners are especially the need of the plain. The pretty can get away with anything. Evelyn-WaughEvelyn Waugh
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    Money is only useful when you get rid of it. It is like the odd card in "Old Maid"; the player who is finally left with it has lost. Evelyn-WaughEvelyn Waugh
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    Not everyone grows to be old, but everyone has been younger than he is now. Evelyn-WaughEvelyn Waugh
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    One forgets words as one forgets names. One's vocabulary needs constant fertilizing or it will die. Evelyn-WaughEvelyn Waugh
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    Perhaps host and guest is really the happiest relation for father and son. Evelyn-WaughEvelyn Waugh
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    Pray always for all the learned, the oblique, the delicate. Let them not be quite forgotten at the throne of God when the simple come into their kingdom. Evelyn-WaughEvelyn Waugh
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    Punctuality is the virtue of the bored. Evelyn-WaughEvelyn Waugh
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    The human mind is inspired enough when it comes to inventing horrors; it is when it tries to invent a Heaven that it shows itself cloddish. Evelyn-WaughEvelyn Waugh
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    The truth is that Oxford is simply a very beautiful city in which it is convenient to segregate a certain number of the young of the nation while they are growing up. Evelyn-Waugh/">Evelyn Waugh
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    There is a species of person called a 'Modern Churchman' who draws the full salary of a beneficed clergyman and need not commit himself to any religious belief. Evelyn-Waugh/">Evelyn Waugh
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    We cherish our friends not for their ability to amuse us, but for ours to amuse them. Evelyn-Waugh/">Evelyn Waugh
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    We class schools into four grades: leading school, first-rate school, good school and school. Evelyn-Waugh/">Evelyn Waugh
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    We schoolmasters must temper discretion with deceit. Evelyn-Waugh/">Evelyn Waugh
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    You never find an Englishman among the under-dogs except in England, of course. Evelyn-Waugh/">Evelyn Waugh
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    Your actions, and your action alone, determines your worth. Evelyn-Waugh/">Evelyn Waugh