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Quotations by author » Quentin Crisp
English Author, 1908-1999
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A gentleman doesn't pounce he glides. If a woman sits on a piece of furniture which permits your sitting beside her, you are free to regard this as an invitation, though not an unequivocal one.
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An autobiography is an obituary in serial form with the last installment missing.
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Because it is in the nature of things that they become extreme, we have passed down from manliness to cruelty. If I had been told when I was 20 that there was a tavern in the town where the brave and the cruel were gathered together, I would have run all the way and I would have gone up to the largest and leatheriest of the denizens and said: ''If you truly love me, kill the bartender.''
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Decency must be an even more exhausting state to maintain than its opposite. Those who succeed seem to need a stupefying amount of sleep.
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Don't do housework: after a few years the dirt doesn't get any worse.
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Euphemisms are not, as many young people think, useless verbiage for that which can and should be said bluntly; they are like secret agents on a delicate mission, they must airily pass by a stinking mess with barely so much as a nod of the head
EuphemismsYouth
Euphemisms are unpleasant truths wearing diplomatic cologne.
Euphemisms
Fashion is what you adopt when you don't know who you are.
Fashion
For an introvert his environment is himself and can never be subject to startling or unforeseen change
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For flavor, instant sex will never supersede the stuff you have to peel and cook.
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Health consists of having the same diseases as one's neighbors.
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However low a man sinks he never reaches the level of the police.
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I don't hold with abroad and think that foreigners speak English when our backs are turned
Foreigners
I recommend limiting one's involvement in other people's lives to a pleasantly scant minimum.
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I recommend limiting one's involvement in other people's lives to a pleasantly scant minimum. This may seem too stoical a position in these madly passionate times, but madly passionate people rarely make good on their madly passionate promises.
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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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I told Mr. Hurt it was difficult for actors to play victims, but he has specialized in victims. When he stopped playing me, he played Caligula, which was only me in a sheet. Then he played The Elephant Man, which was only me with a paper bag over my head.
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If at first you don't succeed, failure may be your style.
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If I were asked to describe the difference between the sexes in the gay world, I would say that the men wanted to be amused; the girls sought vindication
Homosexuality
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.
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