"The consuming desire of most human beings is deliberately to plant their whole life in the hands of some other person. I would describe this method of searching for happiness as immature. Development of character consists solely in moving toward self-sufficiency."
"Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open."Quentin Crisp on John Barrymore
"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions."Quentin Crisp on Dalai Lama
"Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."Quentin Crisp on Abraham Lincoln
"I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition."Quentin Crisp on Martha Washington
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."Quentin Crisp on Mahatma Gandhi
"For an introvert his environment is himself and can never be subject to startling or unforeseen change."
"Manners are love in a cool climate."
"If at first you don't succeed, failure may be your style."
"It is not the simple statement of facts that ushers in freedom it is the constant repetition of them that has this liberating effect. Tolerance is the result not of enlightenment, but of boredom."
"Life was a funny thing that happened to me on the way to the grave."
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