Quotes of Combustion

“ I went to a convent in New York and was fired finally for my insistence that the Immaculate Conception was spontaneous combustion. ”

- Dorothy Parker

“ Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion, you must set yourself on fire first. ”

- Reggie Leach

“ Success isn't a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire. ”

- Arnold H. Glasow

“ Civilization is an active deposit which is formed by the combustion of the present with the past. Neither in countries without a Present nor in those without a Past is it to be encountered. Proust in Venice, Matisse's birdcages overlooking the flower market at Nice, Gide on the seventeenth-century quais of Toulon, Lorca in Granada, Picasso by Saint-Germain-des-Pres: there lies civilization and for me it can exist only under those liberal regimes in which the Present is alive and therefore capable of assimilating the Past. ”

- Cyril Connolly
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