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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.

Quentin Crisp in Simple, Enlightenment

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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.

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.

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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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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-suff

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Manners are love in a cool climate.

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

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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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The idea that He would take his attention away from the universe in order to give me a bicycle with three speeds is just so unlikely I can't go along with it.

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

Charisma is the ability to influence without logic.

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

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

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Ask yourself, if there was to be no blame, and if there was to be no praise, who would I be then?

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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.

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

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