Quentin Crisp Quotes

You should treat all disasters as if they were trivialities but never treat a triviality as if it were a disaster.

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.

Los Angeles is just New York lying down.

The worst part of being gay in the twentieth century is all that damn disco music to which one has to listen.

A lifetime of listening to disco is a high price to pay for one’s sexual preference.

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 Protestants in whom you don’t believe?”

For an introvert his environment is himself and can never be subject to startling or unforeseen change.

After the first four years (not doing housework), the dirt doesn’t get any worse.

The… problem that confronts homosexuals is that they set out to win the love of a “real” man. If they succeed, they fail. A man who “goes with” other men is not what they would call a real man. The conundrum is incapable of resolution, but that does not make homosexuals give it up.

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.