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Quentin Crisp

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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.

— Quentin Crisp

#teenagers #life

Fashion is what you adopt when you don't know who you are.

— Quentin Crisp

#fashion #know #who #you

If at first you don’t succeed, failure may be your style.

— Quentin Crisp

#inspirational #self-discovery #humor

Without an element of vulgarity, no man can be a work of art...I have to try and think what an artist is, apart from a hooligan who cannot live within his income of praise.

— Quentin Crisp

#creativity #humor #irony-of-life #art

Nothing in our culture, not even home computers, is more overrated than the epidermal felicity of two featherless bipeds in desperate congress.

— Quentin Crisp


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.

— Quentin Crisp

#ceased #constitute #hostility #means #must

My mother protected me from the world and my father threatened me with it.

— Quentin Crisp

#father #me #mother #protected #threatened

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

#ballet #ballet dancer #dancer #farm #good

You fall out of your mother's womb, you crawl across open country under fire, and drop into your grave.

— Quentin Crisp

#country #crawl #drop #fall #fire

Love is not enough. It must be the foundation, the cornerstone - but not the complete structure. It is much too pliable, too yielding.

— Quentin Crisp

#enough #foundation #love #love is #much

About Quentin Crisp

Quentin Crisp Quotes

Did you know about Quentin Crisp?

The Naked Civil Servant (1975) (introduction). As he had done in London Crisp allowed his telephone number to be listed in the telephone directory and saw it as his duty to converse with anyone who called him.

From a conventional suburban background Crisp grew up with effeminate tendencies which he flaunted by parading the streets in make-up and painted nails and working as a rent-boy. His one-man stage show was a long-running hit both in England and America and he also appeared in films and on TV.

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