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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#Prejudice 70
Quentin Crisp#Prejudice 70
For an introvert his environment is himself and can never be subject to startling or unforeseen change. Quentin Crisp#change 69
Quentin Crisp#change 69
Whenever we confront an unbridled desire we are surely in the presence of a tragedy-in-the-making. Quentin Crisp#Desires 68
Quentin Crisp#Desires 68
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#Exile 68
Quentin Crisp#Exile 68
Manners are love in a cool climate. Quentin Crisp#Manners 65
Quentin Crisp#Manners 65
Is not the whole world a vast house of assignation of which the filing system has been lost? Quentin Crisp#Men 63
Quentin Crisp#Men 63
However low a man sinks he never reaches the level of the police. Quentin Crisp#Control 62
Quentin Crisp#Control 62
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#Authors 62
Quentin Crisp#Authors 62
Nothing shortens a journey so pleasantly as an account of misfortunes at which the hearer is permitted to laugh. Quentin Crisp#Account 59
Quentin Crisp#Account 59
Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses. Quentin Crisp#Intelligence 57
Quentin Crisp#Intelligence 57
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