Quentin Crisp

"People who are lonely are those who do not know what to do with the time when they are alone."


Rating: 6.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"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; and the third is that you can't think what to do with the long winter evenings."

Quentin Crisp
Quentin Crisp "The Naked Civil Servant"

Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"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; they want to be right."


Rating: 7.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

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

Quentin Crisp
Quentin Crisp "The Naked Civil Servant"

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 6)

"If you describe things as better than they are, you are considered to be a romantic; if you describe things as worse than they are, you will be called a realist; and if you describe things exactly as they are, you will be thought of as a satirist."

Quentin Crisp
Quentin Crisp "The Naked Civil Servant"

Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"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."

Quentin Crisp
Quentin Crisp "Manners from Heaven"

Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Manners are love in a cool climate."

Quentin Crisp
Quentin Crisp "Manners from Heaven"

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

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


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

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

Quentin Crisp
Quentin Crisp "The Naked Civil Servant"

Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"I never understood music. It seemed to me to be the maximum amount of noise conveying the minimum amount of information."

Quentin Crisp
Quentin Crisp "The Naked Civil Servant"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Life was a funny thing that happened to me on the way to the grave."

Quentin Crisp
Quentin Crisp "The Naked Civil Servant"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)