Facts about Quentin Crisp

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Quentin Crisp was a famous Writer from England, who lived between December 25, 1908 and November 21, 1999. He/she became 90 years old.

Our collection contains 37 quotes who is written / told by Quentin, under the main topic Parenting.

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Famous quotes by Quentin Crisp (37)


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"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"
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"There is no need to do any housework at all. After the first four years the dirt doesn't get any worse"
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"The trouble with children is that they're not returnable"
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"Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses"
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"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"
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"You fall out of your mother's womb, you crawl across open country under fire, and drop into your grave"
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"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?"
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"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"
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"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"
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"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"
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"Sex is the last refuge of the miserable"
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"Nothing shortens a journey so pleasantly as an account of misfortunes at which the hearer is permitted to laugh"
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"Nothing more rapidly inclines a person to go into a monastery than reading a book on etiquette. There are so many trivial ways in which it is possible to commit some social sin"
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"Never keep up with the Joneses. Drag them down to your level"
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"Men get laid, but women get screwed"
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"Manners are love in a cool climate"
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"Love is not enough. It must be the foundation, the cornerstone- but not the complete structure. It is much too pliable, too yielding"
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"Living en famille provides the strongest motives for rudeness combined with the maximum opportunity for displaying it"
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"Life was a funny thing that happened to me on the way to the grave"
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"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"
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"It is not the simple statement of facts that ushers in freedom; it is the constant repetition of them that has this liberating effect. Tolerance is the result not of enlightenment, but of boredom"
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"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"
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"Is not the whole world a vast house of assignation of which the filing system has been lost?"
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"In an expanding universe, time is on the side of the outcast. Those who once inhabited the suburbs of human contempt find that without changing their address they eventually live in the metropolis"
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"If at first you don't succeed, failure may be your style"
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"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"
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"I recommend limiting one's involvement in other people's lives to a pleasantly scant minimum"
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"However low a man sinks he never reaches the level of the police"
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"Health consists of having the same diseases as one's neighbors"
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"For flavor, instant sex will never supersede the stuff you have to peel and cook"
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"For an introvert his environment is himself and can never be subject to startling or unforeseen change"
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"Fashion is what you adopt when you don't know who you are"
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"Euphemisms are unpleasant truths wearing diplomatic cologne"
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"Decency must be an even more exhausting state to maintain than its opposite. Those who succeed seem to need a stupefying amount of sleep"
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"An autobiography is an obituary in serial form with the last installment missing"
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"Abatement in the hostility of one's enemies must never be thought to signify they have been won over. It only means that one has ceased to constitute a threat"
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"My mother protected me from the world and my father threatened me with it"


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