Quentin Crisp was a British author and storyteller who gained recognition through the television adaption of his autobiography, ‘The Naked Civil Servant’. Born Denis Charles Pratt, he left home to lead a life that was not based on sexuality, and changed his name to Quentin Crisp. Not only did he have a questionable appearance, his sexuality too attracted a sense of curiosity among people. He soon started to speak on his life and views through his one man stage show, which gained popularity in Britain and America. Although critics claimed that Crisp did not do any good to homosexuality, it was evident that Crisp supported the freedom of gender and sexuality. Throughout his life, he remained highly independent and continued to share his beliefs and observations through his books, stories, thoughts, sayings, quotes and movies. His life advocated that positivity and dedication would help one succeed in all spheres of life. Read on the collection of thoughts and quotes by Quentin Crisp on books, death, idiocy and life.
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?
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.