torsdag 9 augusti 2007

Den store Quentin


När jag försökte komma på något klokt att skriva om "Bögjävlar" till Martina Lowden (även gamla kulturpuggor som jag kan bli stressade i mötet med riktigt belästa personer) drog jag mig till minnet det här gamla citatet från England's Stately Homosexual – Quentin Crisp:

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 not the result of enlightenment, but boredom.

Banalt kan man tycka. Men i ljuset av Crisps liv blir det närmast filosofi. Jag ska ge er ett till av hans guldkorn att bära med er:

On hearing of the death of anyone I have known well, I have usually experienced a slight thrill of pleasure. Another witness to my stupidity or weakness has been silenced.

6 kommentarer:

Petter sa...

jag brukar citera Saint Quentins uttalande om städning; 'efter tjugo år blir inte dammet värre'

Ebba sa...

Den här funkar bra vid alla möjliga tillfällen.
"Never keep up with the Joneses. Drag them down to your level."

Stefan sa...

"At one time I imagined my sexual abnormality constituted the whole of my difference from other people; later I decided that the rift was caused by my exalted views on love. Finally I saw that these two causes were interdependent. Universal love goes with masturbation."

Anonym sa...

Och jag har slängt mig med denna:

"Health consists of having the same diseases as one's neighbors."

henrik t sa...

"It's no good running a pig farm badly for 30 years while saying, 'Really, I was meant to be a ballet dancer.' By then, pigs will be your style. "

Kolla förresten länk-annonsen längst ner på den här sidan. Så passande:
http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/q/quentin_crisp.html

henrik t sa...

quentin_crisp.html är slutet på url:en jag la in
www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/q/quentin_crisp.html