Quotation by Cyril Connolly

Green leaves on a dead tree is our epitaph—green leaves, dear reader, on a dead tree.
Cyril Connolly (1903–1974), British critic. "The Journal of Cyril Connolly 1928-1937," published in David Pryce-Jones, Journal and Memoir (1983).

Pryce-Jones chose these words for his book's epigraph.
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