Evelyn Waugh Quotes

Punctuality is the virtue of the bored. Evelyn Waugh

If politicians and scientists were lazier, how much happier we should all be. Evelyn Waugh

To know and love another human being is the root of all wisdom. Evelyn Waugh

Your actions, and your action alone, determines your worth. Evelyn Waugh

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 Waugh

Words should be an intense pleasure just as leather should be to a shoemaker. Evelyn Waugh

Only when one has lost all curiosity about the future has one reached the age to write an autobiography. Evelyn Waugh

Of children as of procreation – the pleasure momentary, the posture ridiculous, the expense damnable. Evelyn Waugh

An artist must be a reactionary. He has to stand out against the tenor of the age and not go flopping along. Evelyn Waugh

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

Saints are simply men and women who have fulfilled their natural obligation which is to approach God. Evelyn Waugh

Anyone who has been to an English public school will always feel comparatively at home in prison. Evelyn Waugh