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Quentin Crisp
(1908-1999) born on
Dec 25
English author. He is noted for his autobiography "The Naked Civil Servant," 1968.
         
   
F
If one is not going to take the necessary precautions to avoid having parents one must undertake to bring them up.

R
Whenever we confront an unbridled desire we are surely in the presence of a tragedy-in-the-making.
A
In Manhattan, every flat surface is a potential stage and every inattentive waiter an unemployed, possibly unemployable, actor.
N
The formula for achieving a successful relationship is simple: you should treat all disasters as if they were trivialities but never treat a triviality as if it were a disaster.
K
Keeping up with the Joneses was a full-time job with my mother and father. It was not until many years later when I lived alone that I realized how much cheaper it was to drag the Joneses down to my level.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: The Naked Civil Servant."
R: Manners from Heaven, ch. 8 (1984).
A: "Love Lies Bleeding," broadcast, 6 Aug. 1991 (published in New Statesman & Society, London, 9 Aug. 1991).
N: Manners from/ Heaven, ch. 7 (1984).
K: The Naked Civil Servant, ch. 1 (1968).
   


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