Find the best quotes by Quentin Crisp.
To know all is not to forgive all. It is to despise everybody.
Nothing shortens a journey so pleasantly as an account of misfortunes at which the hearer is permitted to laugh.
Health consists of having the same diseases as one’s neighbors.
The trouble with children is that they’re not returnable.
Living en famille provides the strongest motives for rudeness combined with the maximum opportunity for displaying it.
There are three reasons for becoming a writer: the first is that you need the money; the second that you have something to say that…
However low a man sinks he never reaches the level of the police.
Manners are love in a cool climate.
Sex is the last refuge of the miserable.
Euphemisms are unpleasant truths wearing diplomatic cologne.
An autobiography is an obituary in serial form with the last installment missing.
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…
I recommend limiting one’s involvement in other people’s lives to a pleasantly scant minimum.
Men get laid, but women get screwed.
Life was a funny thing that happened to me on the way to the grave.
You fall out of your mother’s womb, you crawl across open country under fire, and drop into your grave.
If at first you don’t succeed, failure may be your style.
Never keep up with the Joneses. Drag them down to your level.
Love is not enough. It must be the foundation, the cornerstone – but not the complete structure. It is much too pliable, too yielding.
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…
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