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He would talk to them of stories and books, and explain to them how stories wanted to be told and books wanted to be read, and how everything that they ever needed to know about life and the land of which he wrote, or about any land or realm that they could imagine, was contained in books. And some of the children understood, and some did not.


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Life is a maze in which we take the wrong turn before we have learnt to walk.
CYRIL CONNOLLY
The dread of lonliness is greater than the fear of bondage, so we get married.
CYRIL CONNOLLY
I'm famous for my bottom dances, but you'll only see my bum and willy if you raise a million pounds ...
BILLY CONNOLLY
I'm very big in Australia, New Zealand, Britain, Canada and America. It's nice. I have a lovely life...
BILLY CONNOLLY
“So, have you heard about the oyster who went to a disco and pulled a ...
BILLY CONNOLLY
Roses are red,Violets are blue,I'm a schizophrenic,and so am I.
BILLY CONNOLLY
Marriage is a wonderful invention: then again, so is a bicycle repair kit.
BILLY CONNOLLY
By law, we have to keep it at $68 million, and I for one won't go over the $68 million.
ANGELA CONNOLLY
I'm a citizen of the world. I like it that way. The world's a wonderful. I just think that s...
BILLY CONNOLLY
A life based on reason will always require to be balanced by an occasional bout of violent and irrat...
CYRIL CONNOLLY
It is the fear of middle-age in the young, of old-age in the middle-aged, which is the prime cause o...
CYRIL CONNOLLY
Do you remember that politician who died with the fishnet tights and all that? Aw, his poor family. ...
BILLY CONNOLLY
outgrew the media ... The negativity felt like a disease.
BILLY CONNOLLY
There is immunity in reading, immunity in formal society, in office routine, in the company of old f...
CYRIL CONNOLLY
If our elaborate and dominating bodies are given us to be denied at every turn, if our nature is alw...
CYRIL CONNOLLY
There is no more somber enemy of good art than the pram in the hall
CYRIL CONNOLLY
Idleness is only a coarse name for my infinite capacity for living in the present.
CYRIL CONNOLLY
Art is an absolute mistress; she will not be coquetted with or slighted; she requires the most entir...
CYRIL CONNOLLY
A woman's desire for revenge outlasts all her other emotions
CYRIL CONNOLLY
I'm sure everyone in this room has been told a joke about that subject. I have many times and I've l...
BILLY CONNOLLY
The secret of success is to be in harmony with existence, to be always calm to let each wave of life...
CYRIL CONNOLLY
We are all serving a life-sentence in the dungeon of self
CYRIL CONNOLLY
Fallen leaves lying on the grass in the November sun bring more happiness than the daffodils
CYRIL CONNOLLY
We have no where to go but up.
DAVE CONNOLLY
I went to Yale's drama school for theater, so we did tons of Shakespeare; then, I got out of sch...
KRISTEN CONNOLLY
There is no way to predict an outbreak [of pandemic flu] and this is why proper planning is importan...
GERRY CONNOLLY
Don't tell me how to do my job. I don't come to your workplace and tell you how to sweep up.
BILLY CONNOLLY
If you remove the English Army tomorrow and hoist the green flag over Dublin Castle., unless you set...
JAMES CONNOLLY
When questions of ‘class’ interests are eliminated from public controversy a victory is thereby ...
JAMES CONNOLLY
The man who is master of his passions is reason's slave
CYRIL CONNOLLY
“So, have you heard about the oyster who went to a disco and pulled a mussel?”
BILLY CONNOLLY
He's a millionaire yet every few seconds had to go 'f***'. What is he trying to prove? Is he trying ...
BILLY CONNOLLY
'Entourage' is almost required watching in L.A., and everyone seems to have story suggestion...
KEVIN CONNOLLY
I got no entourage in real life. Solo. I go solo. No entourage.
KEVIN CONNOLLY
I'm proud of where I'm from. I'm proud of Long Island.
KEVIN CONNOLLY
I don't understand art-speak. My pictures are big doodles. I'm amazed what people come up wi...
BILLY CONNOLLY
It would be well to realize that the talk of ‘humane methods of warfare’, of the ‘rules of civ...
JAMES CONNOLLY
Girls were talking about how they didn't feel trusted out there. We've been building that trust sinc...
JENNIFER CONNOLLY
We had so many errors serving tonight. We had a tough time battling back. Freedom gave us free ball ...
JENNIFER CONNOLLY
It is only in the country that we can get to know a person or a book.
CYRIL CONNOLLY
In the sex-war thoughtlessness is the weapon of the male, vindictiveness of the female.
CYRIL CONNOLLY
Except for poverty, incompatibility, opposition of parents, absence of love on one side and of desir...
CYRIL CONNOLLY
The dread of loneliness is greater than the fear of bondage, so we get married.
CYRIL CONNOLLY