Quentin Crisp Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Quentin Crisp quotes, Quentin Crisp sayings, and Quentin Crisp proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Fashion is what you adopt when you don't know who you are. Quentin Crisp
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
My mother protected me from the world and my father threatened me with it. Quentin Crisp
Men get laid, but women get screwed. Quentin Crisp
You fall out of your mother's womb, you crawl across open country under fire, and drop into your grave. Quentin Crisp
For an introvert his environment is himself and can never be subject to startling or unforeseen change. Quentin Crisp
The trouble with children is that they're not returnable. Quentin Crisp
There is no need to do any housework at all. After the first four years the dirt doesn't get any worse. Quentin Crisp
Manners are a way of getting what you want without appearing to be an absolute swine. Quentin Crisp
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. Quentin Crisp
Nearly always when actors are approached by the beauticians, they try to avoid the dabs that the beauticians put on their faces. They dodge them. Quentin Crisp
Charisma is the ability to influence without logic. Quentin Crisp
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. Quentin Crisp
There is no need to do any housework at all. After the first four years the dirt doesn't get any worse. Quentin Crisp
Decency must be an even more exhausting state to maintain than its opposite. Those who succeed seem to need a stupefying amount of sleep. Quentin Crisp
In an expanding universe, time is on the side of the outcast. Those who once inhabited the suburbs of human contempt find that without changing their address they eventually live in the metropolis. Quentin Crisp
You see, astrology is like fortune-telling. If you can't get it right, you say, Well, if Venus was doing something peculiar in the background, that would alter your prognostication because, of course, astrology is rubbish. Quentin Crisp
Believe in fate, but lean forward where fate can see you. Quentin Crisp
The English think that incompetence is the same thing as sincerity. Quentin Crisp
The worst part of being gay in the twentieth century is all that damn disco music to which one has to listen. Quentin Crisp
In Manhattan, when you're out of the front door, you're on, and you have to be ready to smile and speak to people. Quentin Crisp
The curiosity of the neighbors about you, is a tribute to your individuality, and you should encourage it. Quentin Crisp
However low a man sinks he never reaches the level of the police. Quentin Crisp
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. Quentin Crisp
The very purpose of existence is to reconcile the glowing opinion we have of ourselves with the appalling things that other people think about us. Quentin Crisp
Development of character consists solely in moving toward self-sufficiency. Quentin Crisp
Even hooligans marry, though they know that marriage is but for a little while. It is alimony that is forever. Quentin Crisp
When I told the people of Northern Ireland that I was an atheist, a woman in the audience stood up and said, 'Yes, but is it the God of the Catholics or the God of the Catholics or the God of the protestants in whom you don't believe? Quentin Crisp
It's no good running a pig farm badly for 30 years while saying, 'Really, I was meant to be a ballet dance.' By then, pigs will be your style. Quentin Crisp
The trouble with children is that they are not returnable. Quentin Crisp