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Brief about Quentin Crisp: By info that we know Quentin Crisp was born at 1908-12-25. And also Quentin Crisp is English Writer.

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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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Sex is the last refuge of the miserable.

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Euphemisms are unpleasant truths wearing diplomatic cologne.

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Health consists of having the same diseases as one's neighbors.

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The law is simply expediency wearing a long white dress.

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The trouble with children is that they're not returnable.

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To know all is not to forgive all. It is to despise everybody.

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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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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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An autobiography is an obituary in serial form with the last installment missing.

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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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Manners are love in a cool climate.

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

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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 you think the world should know; the third is that you can't think what to do with the long winter evenings.

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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.

Tags: Boredom, Freedom, Simple

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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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 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.

Tags: Character, Happiness, Life