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 dont believe?
By: Quentin Crisp
For flavor, instant sex will never supersede the stuff you have to peel and cook.
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.
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.
Living en famille provides the strongest motives for rudeness combined with the maximum opportunity for displaying it.
Is not the whole world a vast house of assignation of which the filing system has been lost?
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; the third is that you cant think what to do with the long winter evenings.
Fashion is what you adopt when you dont know who you are.
My mother protected me from the world and my father threatened me with it.
I simply havent 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.
Sex is the last refuge of the miserable.
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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