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“Self-pity is the most destructive of all narcotics.”
Sebastian Horsley
“We can't all be stars because someone has to sit on the curb and clap as I go by.”
Sebastian Horsley, Dandy in the Underworld: An Unauthorized Autobiography
“Unhappiness lies in that gap between our talents and our expectations.”
Sebastian Horsley
“Being well-dressed gives a feeling of inward tranquility which psychoanalysis is powerless to bestow.”
Sebastian Horsley
“You may look back on your life and accept it as good or evil. But it is far, far harder to admit that you have been completely unimportant; that in the great sum of things all a man's endless grapplings are no more significant than the scuttlings of a cockroach. The universe is neither friendly nor hostile. It is merely indifferent. This makes me ecstatic. I have reached a nirvana of negativity. I can look futility in the face and still see promise in the stars.”
Sebastian Horsley
“[…] life is just the misery left between abortion and euthanasia […]”
Sebastian Horsley, Dandy in the Underworld: An Unauthorized Autobiography
“The motivation of all artists is 'Look at me, Mum'.”
Sebastian Horsley
“I can count all the lovers I've had on one hand...if I'm holding a calculator.”
Sebastian Horsley, Dandy in the Underworld: An Unauthorized Autobiography
“One of the many troubles of growing older is that it gets progressively harder to find a famous historical figure who hadn't yet amounted to anything by the time he was your age.”
Sebastian Horsley
tags: aging
“The function of music is to release us from the boredom of existence.”
Sebastian Horsley, Dandy in the Underworld: An Unauthorized Autobiography
“I have wanted only one thing to make me happy. That thing is everything.”
Sebastian Horsley
“I didn't want to tell Mother I worked as a journalist. She thought I was a prostitute. Locking yourself in a room and inventing characters and conversations which do not exit is no way for a grown man to behave.”
Sebastian Horsley
“But really death seems the least awful thing that can happen to someone”
Sebastian Horsley, Dandy in the Underworld: An Unauthorized Autobiography
tags: death
“But then, people always loathe those they have wronged.”
Sebastian Horsley, Dandy in the Underworld: An Unauthorized Autobiography


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