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22 Famous Quotes by Quentin Crisp
12/25/1908 - 11/21/1999
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Denis Charles Pratt     Crisp, Quentin
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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.

Disasters Quotes, by Quentin Crisp

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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.

Love Quotes, by Quentin Crisp

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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.

Relationships Quotes, by Quentin Crisp

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You should treat all disasters as if they were trivialities but never treat a triviality as if it were a disaster

Disaster Quotes, by Quentin Crisp

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Euphemisms are unpleasant truths wearing diplomatic cologne.

Euphemisms Quotes, by Quentin Crisp

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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 head

Euphemisms Quotes, by Quentin Crisp

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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.

Existence Quotes, by Quentin Crisp

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The law is simply expediency wearing a long white dress.

Expediency Quotes, by Quentin Crisp

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I don't hold with abroad and think that foreigners speak English when our backs are turned

Foreigners Quotes, by Quentin Crisp

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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.

Housework Quotes, by Quentin Crisp

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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.

Opinions Quotes, by Quentin Crisp

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The war between the sexes is the only one in which both sides regularly sleep with the enemy

Sexes Quotes, by Quentin Crisp

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Vice is its own reward

Vice Quotes, by Quentin Crisp

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Never keep up with the Joneses. Drag them down to your level. It's cheaper.

Goals Quotes, by Quentin Crisp

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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.

Inspirational Quotes, by Quentin Crisp

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Never keep up with Joneses. Drag them down to your level. It's cheaper.

Inspirational Quotes, by Quentin Crisp

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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.

Inspirational Quotes, by Quentin Crisp

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Vice is its own reward. It is virtue which, if it is to be marketed with consumer appeal, must carry Green Shield stamps.

Inspirational Quotes, by Quentin Crisp

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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 head, make their point of constructive criticism and continue on in calm forbearance. Euphemisms are unpleasant truths wearing diplomatic cologne.

Advice / experience / wisdom Quotes, by Quentin Crisp

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Flowers are words which even a baby can understand.

Children / youth Quotes, by Quentin Crisp

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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.

Men and women Quotes, by Quentin Crisp

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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.

Prejudice Quotes, by Quentin Crisp

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