"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."
"Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged."Quentin Crisp on Ronald Reagan
"For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others."Quentin Crisp on Nelson Mandela
"If you want total security, go to prison. There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking... is freedom."Quentin Crisp on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do. I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do."Quentin Crisp on Robert A. Heinlein
"Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err."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."
"Life was a funny thing that happened to me on the way to the grave."
"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?"