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Quentin Crisp

Data de nascimento: 25. Dezembro 1908
Data de falecimento: 21. Novembro 1999

Quentin Crisp foi um escrito e contador de histórias inglês.

Com um passado convencional suburbano, Crisp cresceu com tendências efeminadas do qual ele se gabava andando pelas ruas com maquilhagem, unhas pintadas e trabalhando como prostituto. Passou trinta anos como modelo profissional para aulas e colégios de arte. As entrevistas que deu sobre a sua vida pouco vulgar, atraiu um aumento da curiosidade do público e cedo procurou as suas visões altamente individuais no comportamento social e o cultivo do estilo. O seu espectáculo de apenas um homem, foi um sucesso que durou bastante tempo em Inglaterra e América e também apareceu em filmes e na TV. Crisp desafiou a rotina criticando alibertação gay e Diana, princesa de Gales.

Citações Quentin Crisp

„Os jovens sempre tiveram um problema: como é que é possível rebelarem-se e enquadrarem-se ao mesmo tempo? Agora parece que o resolveram: desafiando os pais e copiando-se uns aos outros.“

„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?“ The Wit and Wisdom of Quentin Crisp

„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.“

„Fashion is what you adopt when you don't know who you are.“

„If at first you don’t succeed, failure may be your style.“ The Naked Civil Servant; How To Become A Virgin; Resident Alien

„I am unable to believe in a God susceptible to prayer. 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.“

„There is no need to do any housework at all. After the first four years the dirt doesn't get any worse.“

„Never keep up with the Joneses. Drag them down to your level. It's cheaper.“

„If love means anything at all it means extending your hand to the unlovable.“

„The key is never, never work. Nothing is more aging than work. It's not only the strain of getting up in the morning for work, but it's the resentment that settles on your face“

„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.“

„If a man were to look over the fence on one side of his garden and observe that the neighbor on his left had laid his garden path round a central lawn; and were to look over the fence on the other side of his garden and observe that the neighbor on his right had laid his path down the middle of the lawn, and were then to lay his own garden path diagonally from one corner to the other, that man's soul would be lost. Originality is only to be praised when not prefaced by the look to right and left.“ The Naked Civil Servant

„Neither look forward where there is doubt nor backward where there is regret. Look inward and ask not if there is anything outside you want, but whether there is anything inside that you have not yet unpacked.“

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

„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.“

„It's been agony but I couldn't have done it any other way.“

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