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Quentin Crisp Quote: “Rome did not create a great empire by having meetings, they did it by killing all those who opposed them. If at first you don’t succeed, failure may be your style.”
Quentin Crisp Quote: “If at first you don’t succeed, failure may be your style.”
Quentin Crisp Quote: “The absolute nothingness of death is a blessing. Something to look forward to.”
Quentin Crisp Quote: “Charisma is the ability to influence without logic.”
Quentin Crisp Quote: “There is no need to do any housework at all. After the first four years the dirt doesn’t get any worse.”
Quentin Crisp Quote: “The young always have the same problem – how to rebel and conform at the same time. They have now solved this by defying their parents and copying one another.”
Quentin Crisp Quote: “Euphemisms are unpleasant truths wearing diplomatic cologne.”
Quentin Crisp Quote: “You will survive if you believe in yourself.”
Quentin Crisp Quote: “What would you be like if you were the only person in the world? If you want to be truly happy you must be that person.”
Quentin Crisp Quote: “Believe in fate, but lean forward where fate can see you.”
Quentin Crisp Quote: “For an introvert his environment is himself and can never be subject to startling or unforeseen change.”
Quentin Crisp Quote: “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.”
Quentin Crisp Quote: “It’s no good running a pig farm badly for 30 years while saying, ‘Really, I was meant to be a ballet dancer.’ By then, pigs will be your style.”
Quentin Crisp Quote: “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.”
Quentin Crisp Quote: “For flavor, instant sex will never supersede the stuff you have to peel and cook.”
Quentin Crisp Quote: “Never get involved with someone who wants to change you.”
Quentin Crisp Quote: “My mother protected me from the world and my father threatened me with it.”
Quentin Crisp Quote: “Politics are not an instrument for effecting social change; they are the art of making the inevitable appear to be a matter of wise human choice.”
Quentin Crisp Quote: “Why get married? For human beings, marriage is such an unnatural state. If you want monogamy, it has been said, you should marry a swan.”
Quentin Crisp Quote: “No effort is required to define or even attain happiness, but enormous concentration is needed to abandon everything else.”
Quentin Crisp Quote: “The flagrantly gay Quentin Crisp dealt with homophobic bullying by refusing to bow to its onslaught. His number listed in the phone directory, he responded to derogatory remarks accompanied with a stated intent to kill him by asking, “Would you like to make an appointment?””
Quentin Crisp Quote: “Never keep up with the Joneses. Drag them down to your level.”
Quentin Crisp Quote: “You should make no effort to try to join society, stay right where you are. Give your name and serial number and wait for society to come to you.”
Quentin Crisp Quote: “Nothing in our culture, not even home computers, is more overrated than the epidermal felicity of two featherless bipeds in desperate congress.”
Quentin Crisp Quote: “If love means anything at all it means extending your hand to the unlovable.”
Quentin Crisp Quote: “A fair share of anything is starvation diet to an egomaniac.”
Quentin Crisp Quote: “The key is never, never work. Nothing is more aging than work. It’s not only the strain of getting up in the morning for work, but it’s the resentment that settles on your face.”
Quentin Crisp Quote: “You must stop this interview now as I have come to end of my personality.”
Quentin Crisp Quote: “However low a man sinks he never reaches the level of the police.”
Quentin Crisp Quote: “The consuming desire of most human beings is deliberately to place their entire life in the hands of some other person. For this purpose they frequently choose someone who doesn’t even want the beastly thing.”
Quentin Crisp Quote: “I am the last of Britain’s stately homos.”
Quentin Crisp Quote: “Life was a funny thing that happened to me on the way to the grave.”
Quentin Crisp Quote: “Muddled syntax is the outward and audible sign of confused minds, and the misuse of grammar the result of illogical thinking.”
Quentin Crisp Quote: “Britain cherishes her eccentrics and wisely holds that the function of government is to build a walled garden in which anarchy can flourish.”
Quentin Crisp Quote: “I learned very early in life that I was always going to need people more than they needed me.”
Quentin Crisp Quote: “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.”
Quentin Crisp Quote: “Neither look forward where there is doubt nor backward where there is regret. Look inward and ask not if there is anything outside you want, but whether there is anything inside that you have not yet unpacked.”
Quentin Crisp Quote: “If Mr. Vincent Price were to be co-starred with Miss Bette Davis in a story by Mr. Edgar Allan Poe directed by Mr. Roger Corman, it could not fully express the pent-up violence and depravity of a single day in the life of the average family.”
Quentin Crisp Quote: “The English think that incompetence is the same thing as sincerity.”
Quentin Crisp Quote: “If you truly love me, kill the bartender.”
Quentin Crisp Quote: “The curiosity of the neighbors about you, is a tribute to your individuality, and you should encourage it.”
Quentin Crisp Quote: “I never saw Portsmouth by day.”
Quentin Crisp Quote: “I like living in one room and have never known what people do with the room they are not in.”
Quentin Crisp Quote: “To know all is not to forgive all. It is to despise everybody.”
Quentin Crisp Quote: “If there were no applause and no criticism, who would you be?”
Quentin Crisp Quote: “Manners are love in a cool climate.”
Quentin Crisp Quote: “Nothing shortens a journey so pleasantly as an account of misfortunes at which the hearer is permitted to laugh.”
Quentin Crisp Quote: “Even hooligans marry, though they know that marriage is for a little while. It is alimony that is for ever.”
Quentin Crisp Quote: “Mass-murderers are simply people who have had ENOUGH.”
Quentin Crisp Quote: “One should always be wary of anyone who promises that their love will last longer than a weekend.”
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