Evelyn Waugh Quotes (105 quotes)
“His courtesy was somewhat extravagant. He would write and thank people who wrote to thank him for wedding presents and when he encountered anyone as punctilious as himself the correspondence ended only with death.”
As quoted in LIFE magazine (8 April 1946)
“Of children as of procreation— the pleasure momentary, the posture ridiculous, the expense damnable.”
Letter to Nancy Mitford, May 5, 1954, cited from Mark Amory (ed.) The Letters of Evelyn Waugh (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1982) p. 423
“A typical triumph of modern science to find the only part of Randolph that was not malignant and remove it.”
Diary entry (March 1964), after hearing that doctors had removed a benign tumor from Randolph Churchill.
“Aesthetic value is often the by-product of the artist striving to do something else.”
Diaries of Evelyn Waugh (1976)
“We cherish our friends not for their ability to amuse us, but for ours to amuse them — a diminishing number in my case.”
Diaries of Evelyn Waugh (1976) p. 786
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsEvelyn Waugh
Born: October 28, 1903
Died: April 10, 1966 (aged 62)
Occupation: Author, writer
Bio: Arthur Evelyn St. John Waugh , known as Evelyn Waugh, was an English writer of novels, travel books and biographies. He was also a prolific journalist and reviewer. His best-known works include his early satires Decline and Fall and A Handful of Dust, his novel Brideshead Revisited and his trilogy of Second World War novels collectively known as Sword of Honour.