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Quentin Crisp 1908–99
English writer

  1. Euphemisms are unpleasant truths wearing diplomatic cologne.
    Manners from Heaven (1984)
  2. The worst part of being gay in the twentieth century is all that damn disco music to which one has to listen.
    Manners From Heaven (1984)
  3. As we all know from witnessing the consuming jealousy of husbands who are never faithful, people do not confine themselves to the emotions to which they are entitled.
    The Naked Civil Servant (1968)
  4. There was no need to do any housework at all. After the first four years the dirt doesn't get any worse.
    The Naked Civil Servant (1968) ch. 15
  5. An autobiography is an obituary in serial form with the last instalment missing.
    The Naked Civil Servant (1968) ch. 29

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