Quotation by Cyril Connolly

When writers meet they are truculent, indifferent, or over-polite. Then comes the inevitable moment. A shows B that he has read something of B's. Will B show A? If not, then A hates B, if yes, then all is well. The only other way for writers to meet is to share a quick pee over a common lamp-post.
Cyril Connolly (1903–1974), British critic. "The Journal of Cyril Connolly 1928-1937," p. 269, published in David Pryce-Jones, Journal and Memoir (1983).
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