Quentin Crisp quotes

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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 gi ...
The very purpose of existence is to reconcile the glowing opinion we have of ourselves with the appalling things that other people ...
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; the ...
In Manhattan, every flat surface is a potential stage and every inattentive waiter an unemployed, possibly unemployable, actor.
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. ...
Because it is in the nature of things that they become extreme, we have passed down from manliness to cruelty. If I had been told ...
Nothing more rapidly inclines a person to go into a monastery than reading a book on etiquette. There are so many trivial ways in ...
Euphemisms are not, as many young people think, useless verbiage for that which can and should be said bluntly; they are like secr ...
A gentleman doesn't pounce ... he glides. If a woman sits on a piece of furniture which permits your sitting beside her, you are f ...
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, i ...
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