-Sometimes, I feel the past and the future pressing so hard on either side that there's no room for the present at all.
-An artist must be a reactionary. He has to stand out against the tenor of the age and not go flopping along.
-Art is the symbol of the two noblest human efforts: to construct and to refrain from destruction.
-I put the words down and push them a bit.
-Words should be an intense pleasure, just as leather should be to a shoemaker.
-To understand all is to forgive all.
Quotes by Evelyn Waugh
- How often do you feel squeezed by the past and future?
- What wonderful constructions have you enjoyed by an artist? (art, writing, craft, etc.)
- How much do you understand? Forgive?