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Quotation by Cyril Connolly
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A writer is in danger of allowing his talent to dull who lets more than a year go past without finding himself in his rightful place of composition, the small single unluxurious "retreat" of the twentieth century, the hotel bedroom.
Cyril Connolly (1903–1974), British critic. Enemies of Promise, pt. 2, ch. 14 (1938).
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