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Living en famille provides the strongest motives for rudeness combined with the maximum opportunity for displaying it.

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The poverty from which I have suffered could be diagnosed as 'Soho' poverty. It comes from having the airs and graces of a genius and no talent.

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   Talent
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However low a man sinks he never reaches the level of the police.

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   Man
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To know all is not to forgive all. It is to despise everybody.

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The law is simply expediency wearing a long white dress.

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For an introvert his environment is himself and can never be subject to startling or unforeseen change.

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   Change
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Sex is the last refuge of the miserable.

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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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Nothing shortens a journey so pleasantly as an account of misfortunes at which the hearer is permitted to laugh.

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Love is not enough. It must be the foundation, the cornerstone - but not the complete structure. It is much too pliable, too yielding.

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   Love
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Vice is its own reward. It is virtue which, if it is to be marketed with consumer appeal, must carry Green Shield stamps.

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   Reward
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The trouble with children is that they're not returnable.

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   Trouble
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Though intelligence is powerless to modify character, it is a dab hand at finding euphemisms for its weaknesses.

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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?

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   God
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For flavor, instant sex will never supersede the stuff you have to peel and cook.

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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.

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I recommend limiting one's involvement in other people's lives to a pleasantly scant minimum.

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

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Quentin Crisp

   Fashion
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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 can't think what to do with the long winter evenings.

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Quentin Crisp

   Money
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The very purpose of existence is to reconcile the glowing opinion we hold of ourselves with the appalling things that other people think about us.

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   Purpose