Great Quote by Cyril Connolly

“Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.”

[Cyril Vernon Connolly (1903 – 1974) was an English intellectual, literary critic and writer. He was the editor of the influential literary magazine Horizon (1940–1949).  Connolly is fictionalized in Ian McEwan’s novel, Atonement. The principal character, eighteen-year-old Briony Tallis, sends the draft of a novella she has written to Horizon magazine and Cyril Connolly is shown as replying at length as to why the novella had to be rejected. (Wikipedia)]


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