"My mother protected me from the world and my father threatened me with it."
"To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind. If a man can control his mind he can find the way to Enlightenment, and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him."Quentin Crisp on Buddha
"A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect for anyone."Quentin Crisp on Billy Graham
"We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves."Quentin Crisp on Henry Ward Beecher
"I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection."Quentin Crisp on Sigmund Freud
"Even as kids reach adolescence, they need more than ever for us to watch over them. Adolescence is not about letting go. It's about hanging on during a very bumpy ride."Quentin Crisp on Ron Taffel
"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."