Evelyn Waugh (1903-1966) English novelist

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When we argue for our limitations, we get to keep them. - Evelyn Waugh
If we can't stamp out literature in the country, we can at least stop its being brought in from outside. - Evelyn Waugh
Professional reviewers read so many bad books in the course of duty that they get an unhealthy craving for arresting phrases. - Evelyn Waugh
All this fuss about sleeping together. For physical pleasure I'd sooner go to my dentist any day. - Evelyn Waugh
Saints are simply men and women who have fulfilled their natural obligation which is to approach God. - Evelyn Waugh
It is a curious thing that every creed promises a paradise which will be absolutely uninhabitable for anyone of civilized taste. - Evelyn Waugh
I think to be oversensitive about cliches is like being oversensitive about table manners. - Evelyn Waugh
In the dying world I come from, quotation is a national vice. It used to be the classics, now it's lyric verse. - Evelyn Waugh
One forgets words as one forgets names. One's vocabulary needs constant fertilizing or it will die. - Evelyn Waugh