Quentin Crisp

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Quentin Crisp

Quentin Crisp

It is explained that all relationships require a little give and take. This is untrue. Any partnership demands that we give and give and give and at the last, as we flop into our graves exhausted, we are told that we didn't give enough.More Quentin Crisp [02/24/2013 02:02:31]
The British do not expect happiness. I had the impression, all the time that I lived there, that they do not want to be happy; they want to be right.More Quentin Crisp [02/24/2013 02:02:39]
When I told the people of Northern Ireland that I was an atheist, a woman in the audience stood up and said, 'Yes, but is it the God of the Catholics or the God of the Protestants in whom you don't believe?More Quentin Crisp [02/24/2013 02:02:54]
You fall out of your mother's womb, you crawl across open country under fire, and drop into your grave.More Quentin Crisp [02/24/2013 02:02:32]
Health consists of having the same diseases as one's neighbors.More Quentin Crisp [02/24/2013 02:02:54]
There are three reasons for becoming a writer: the first is that you need the money; the second that you have something to say that you think the world should know; the third is that you can't think what to do with the long winter evenings.More Quentin Crisp [02/24/2013 02:02:10]
For an introvert his environment is himself and can never be subject to startling or unforeseen change.More Quentin Crisp [02/24/2013 02:02:16]
I simply haven't the nerve to imagine a being, a force, a cause which keeps the planets revolving in their orbits and then suddenly stops in order to give me a bicycle with three speeds.More Quentin Crisp [02/24/2013 02:02:24]
The very purpose of existence is to reconcile the glowing opinion we hold of ourselves with the appalling things that other people think about us.More Quentin Crisp [02/24/2013 02:02:46]
You should treat all disasters as if they were trivialities but never treat a triviality as if it were a disasterMore Quentin Crisp [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Euphemisms are unpleasant truths wearing diplomatic cologne.More Quentin Crisp [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Euphemisms are not, as many young people think, useless verbiage for that which can and should be said bluntly; they are like secret agents on a delicate mission, they must airily pass by a stinking mess with barely so much as a nod of the headMore Quentin Crisp [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The very purpose of existence is to reconcile the glowing opinion we hold of ourselves with the appalling things that other people think about us.More Quentin Crisp [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The law is simply expediency wearing a long white dress.More Quentin Crisp [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I don't hold with abroad and think that foreigners speak English when our backs are turnedMore Quentin Crisp [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There is no need to do any housework at all. After the first four years the dirt doesn't get any worse.More Quentin Crisp [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The war between the sexes is the only one in which both sides regularly sleep with the enemyMore Quentin Crisp [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Vice is its own rewardMore Quentin Crisp [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Love is the extra effort we make in our dealings with those whom we do not like and once you understand that, you understand all. This idea that love overtakes you is nonsense. This is but a polite manifestation of sex. To love another you have to undertake some fragment of their destiny.More Quentin Crisp [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The formula for achieving a successful relationship is simple: you should treat all disasters as if they were trivialities but never treat a triviality as if it were a disaster.More Quentin Crisp [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Never keep up with the Joneses. Drag them down to your level. It's cheaper.More Quentin Crisp [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The very purpose of existence is to reconcile the glowing opinion we
hold of ourselves with the appalling things that other people think about
us.More Quentin Crisp [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Never keep up with Joneses. Drag them down to your level. It's cheaper.More Quentin Crisp [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The consuming desire of most human beings is deliberately to plant their
whole life in the hands of some other person. I would describe this method
of searching for happiness as immature. Development of character consists
solely in moving toward self-sufficiency.More Quentin Crisp [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Vice is its own reward. It is virtue which, if it is to be marketed with consumer appeal, must carry Green Shield stamps.More Quentin Crisp [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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