Evelyn Waugh Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old evelyn waugh quotes, evelyn waugh sayings, and evelyn waugh proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


We class schools into four grades: leading school, first-rate school, good school and school.     

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If it could only be like this always - always summer, always alone, the fruit always ripe and Aloysius in a good temper     

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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.     

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Change is the only evidence of life.     

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If it could only be like this always always summer, always alone, the fruit always ripe     

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Perhaps host and guest is really the happiest relation for father and son.     

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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.     

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When we argue for our limitations, we get to keep them.     

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For in that city New York there is neurosis in the air which the inhabitants mistake for energy.     

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The splendid thing about education is that everyone wants it. Like influenza, you can give it away without losing any of it yourself.     

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Punctuality is the art of guessing how late the other fellow is going to be.     

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Punctuality is the virtue of the bored.     

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It is a curious thing. that every creed promises a paradise which will be absolutely uninhabitable for anyone of civilized taste.     

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Manners are especially the need of the plain. The pretty can get away with anything.     

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Almost all crime is due to the repressed desire for aesthetic expression.     

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News is what a chap who doesn't care much about anything wants to read. And it's only news until he's read it. After that it's dead.     

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When we argue for our limitations, we get to keep them.     

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One forgets words as one forgets names. One's vocabulary needs constant fertilizing or it will die.     

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We possess nothing certainly except the past.     

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You never find an Englishman among the under dogs except England, of course.     

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I had added another small piece to the pages of the atlas that were real to me.     

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