Quentin Crisp


Born
in Sutton, Surrey, England, The United Kingdom
December 25, 1908

Died
November 21, 1999

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Quentin Crisp, born Denis Charles Pratt, was an English writer, artist's model, actor and raconteur known for his memorable and insightful witticisms. He became a gay icon in the 1970s after publication of his memoir, The Naked Civil Servant, brought to the attention of the general public his defiant exhibitionism and longstanding refusal to remain in the closet. ...more

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The Naked Civil Servant

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How to Become a Virgin

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Resident Alien: The New Yor...

4.08 avg rating — 191 ratings — published 1997 — 7 editions
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Manners from Heaven: A Divi...

4.19 avg rating — 102 ratings — published 1984 — 6 editions
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How to Have a Lifestyle

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The Wit and Wisdom of Quent...

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How to Go to the Movies

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The Last Word: An Autobiogr...

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Chog

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3.56 avg rating — 41 ratings — published 1979 — 3 editions
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The Naked Civil Servant; Ho...

4.47 avg rating — 30 ratings — published 2000 — 2 editions
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More books by Quentin Crisp…
“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?”
Quentin Crisp, The Wit and Wisdom of Quentin Crisp

“Fashion is what you adopt when you don't know who you are.”
Quentin Crisp

“The young always have the same problem - how to rebel and conform at the same time. They have now solved this by defying their parents and copying one another.”
Quentin Crisp

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