quote by Evelyn Waugh

I should like to bury something precious in every place where I've been happy and then, when I'm old and ugly and miserable, I could come back and dig it up and remember.

— Evelyn Waugh

Most Powerful Revisits quotations

Sometimes, I feel the past and the future pressing so hard on either side that there's no room for the present at all.

... To know and love one other human being is the root of all wisdom.

Charm is the great English blight. It does not exist outside these damp islands. It spots and kills anything it touches. It kills love; it kills art; I greatly fear, my dear Charles, it has killed you.

Today...the bluebirds, old and young, have revisited their box, as if they would fain repeat the summer without intervention of winter, if Nature would let them.

Always revisit your decisions in the light of new knowledge and information.

Don't be afraid to change.

I have little interest in a surgeon who says, "I learned that when I was in medical school. Why should I revisit it?" or who says, "I've done that operation the same way for ten years. Don't bother me with new approaches." I see teaching in the same way.

Never revisit the past, that's dangerous. You know, move on.

I don't impose any word count or number-of-hours quota on myself, or have any rules, except one: persistence. Nothing glamorous. No epiphanies. Just revisiting and rewriting. For me, momentum is far more important than inspiration.

I've always been bad. Probably I shall be bad again, punished again. But the worse I am, the more I need God. I can't shut myself out from His mercy. ... Or it may be a private bargain between me and God, that if I give up this one thing I want so much, however bad I am, He won't quite despair of me in the end.

It doesn't matter what people call you unless they call you pigeon pie and eat you up.

My friendships and relationships in the conservative world are not predicated on political correctness and enforced conformity of thought. They are based, instead, on mutual respect, honesty and understanding - concepts many modern liberals should consider revisiting.

O God, make me good, but not yet.

O God, if there is a God, forgive him his sins, if there is such a thing as sin.

Conversation should be like juggling;

up go the balls and plates, up and over, in and out, good solid objects that glitter in the footlights and fall with a bang if you miss them.

We possess nothing certainly except the past

In order to be as free as I possibly can, in my own imagination, I can't take positions that are closed. Everything I've ever done, in the writing world, has been to expand articulation, rather than to close it, to open doors, sometimes, not even closing the book -- leaving the endings open for reinterpretation, revisitation, a little ambiguity.

So I find words I never thought to speak In streets I never thought I should revisit When I left my body on a distant shore.

If it could only be like this always - always summer, always alone, the fruit always ripe and Aloysius in a good temper.

It is, alas, chiefly the evil emotions that are able to leave their photographs on surrounding scenes and objects and whoever heard of a place haunted by a noble deed, or of beautiful and lovely ghosts revisiting the glimpses of the moon?

I have a good mind not to take Aloysius to Venice.

I don't want him to meet a lot of horrid Italian bears and pick up bad habits.

You can revisit - the wonderful thing about my job is you can revisit your 22-year-old self or your 24-year-old self any particular night you want. The songs pick up some extra resonance, I hope, but they're still - they're there, and I can revisit that period of my life when I choose. So it's quite a nice experience.

The public so often want to freeze the artist in a moment in time when they were at their peak, and they want the artist to revisit it over and over again as if it was something authentic.

His hands are holding my cheeks, and he pulls back just to look me in the eye and his chest is heaving and he says, "I think," he says, "my heart is going to explode," and I wish, more than ever, that I knew how to capture moments like these and revisit them forever. Because this. This is everything.

Where can we hide in fair weather, we orphans of the storm?

If you asked me now who I am, the only answer I could give with any certainty would be my name. For the rest: my loves, my hates, down even to my deepest desires, I can no longer say whether these emotions are my own, or stolen from those I once so desperately wished to be.

No one is ever holy without suffering.

I am Classic Rock Revisited. I revisit it every waking moment of my life because it has the spirit and the attitude and the fire and the middle finger. I am Rosa Parks with a Gibson guitar.

I'm praying that was my one little dip in the cancer pool.

I hope never to have to revisit that, but I learned a lot, I'm cancer free with a bright and hopeful future.

We revisit those places where we experienced love, as pilgrims return to holy places, to be reminded, restored, and reaffirmed by them.

If Brideshead Revisited is not a great book, it's so like a great book that many of us, at least while reading it, find it hard to tell the difference.

The trouble with modern education is you never know how ignorant they are.

No one could really hate a saint, could they? They can't really hate God either.

When they want to Hate Him and His saints they have to find something like themselves and pretends it's God and hate that.

He did not fail in love, but he lost the joy of it [...]

On daytime they continue to revisit a lot of the same stuff while nighttime does move on and show development.