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  • CRISPERANTO.org: QPB OMNIBUS by Quentin Crisp
    Texas I still enjoy Americans wherever I go They remain a wonderful people Americans have always welcomed and even embraced me since my arrival in America On my ninetieth birthday I was put in a theater called the Intar Theater by Mr Glines There I performed my act for six weeks I became ill with a horrible cold and almost died but I still went on and gave the audience what they came to see and hear Mr Ward collected all the questions the audience had asked so that we may make a manuscript of all my dusty answers The book will also include a transcript of my act and will most likely be published after I am dead I will rest assured that Mr Ward will make it all happen Now there is a theater and a museum named after me Why I just don t know but they do exist The theater is in Los Angeles and the museum is in Kansas City Missouri I live in New York City and why these two venues exist I haven t any idea What does it all mean Also I have been made immortal by Madame Tussaud Why they have decided to put me in her museum I can t imagine but they have When Madame Tussaud flings open the doors to her Times Square museum my wax image shall hold court but I shall not be there When I was younger and was not ill I didn t mind how long I lived Now that every step of my life is painful I long for death Even when I long for it to end I start to remember other times and other people I had a difficult and unhappy life in England but it prepared me for the gold covered streets of America My life in America has been a wondrous wealth of joy I have always lived my life in the profession of being Living in New York City has prepared me for the glorious state of not being In my present condition I look forward to being extinct When asked what it meant to be human I was very sorry that I was not a scholar and had no philosophical point of view to express More than not being a scholar I am not really a human being I do not seek the company of another person but only of people People are my hobby And I do not mind spending long hours alone and I never find something to do Why should I have something to do This is part of my nature I have to be excluded from what is human so that I may look at humanity with a sense of detachment It is then that I guess at its motives and what makes it the way it is Be assured that when we say a thing is human we are condoning it not praising it As I have mentioned earlier my body is

    Original URL path: http://www.crisperanto.org/writings/Omnibus3.html (2016-02-12)
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  • John Hurt as Quentin Crisp in An Englishman in New York
    CRISP ARCHIVES AN ENGLISHMAN IN NEW YORK John Hurt as Quentin Crisp Site originally designed by Luczak photo by Lou Miranda Site Copyright 1999 2009 by the Quentin Crisp Archives

    Original URL path: http://www.crisperanto.org/albums/johnhurt/quentincrisp1.html (2016-02-12)
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  • Crisperanto.org: The Quentin Crisp Archives: QUENTIN CRISP IN BLACK AND WHITE : Photographs by Martin Fishman (1937-2010)
    7 8 BIOGRAPHY BROADWAY GALLERY GALLERY INDEX POSTCARD WALL PRESS RELEASE UNDERGROUND ON BROADWAY THE VILLAGER WDYDWYD I photograph every possible aspect of human life A famous movie director said an artist never looks away I never look away Martin

    Original URL path: http://www.crisperanto.org/gallerytwo/links.html (2016-02-12)
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  • CRISPERANTO.ORG: All Things Quentin Crisp! The Quentin Crisp Archives: A Centennial Celebration
    up at a time when even on women eye shadow was sinful Many a young girl in those days had to leave home and go on the streets simply in order to wear nail varnish As soon as I put my uniform on the rest of my life solidified around me like a plaster cast From that moment on my friends were anyone who could put up with the disgrace my occupation any job from which I was not given the sack my playground any café or restaurant from which I was not barred or any street corner from which the police did not move me on An additional restricting circumstance was that the year in which I first pointed my toes toward the outer world was 1931 The tidal wave started by the fall of Wall Street had by the time reached London The sky was dark with millionaires throwing themselves out of windows So black was the way ahead that my progress consisted of long periods of inert despondency punctuated by spasmodic lurches forward toward any small chink of light that I thought I saw In major issues I never had any choice and therefore the word regret had in my life no application As the years went by it did not get lighter but I became accustomed to the dark Consequently I was able to move with a little more of that freedom which T S Eliot says is a different kind of pain from prison These crippling disadvantages gave my life an interest that it would otherwise never have had To survive at all was an adventure to reach old age was a miracle In one respect it was a blessing In an expanding universe time is on the side of the outcast Those who once

    Original URL path: http://www.crisperanto.org/centennial/qccentennial01.html (2016-02-12)
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  • CRISPERANTO.ORG: All Things Quentin Crisp! The Quentin Crisp Archives: Anonymous Photographers
    the known fact that he did not like music If you are the photographer or know who is please contact us 1 2 If you know who the photographers are for these pictures or are one of the photographers please

    Original URL path: http://www.crisperanto.org/gallery/AnonPhotographers1.html (2016-02-12)
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  • CRISPERANTO.ORG: All Things Quentin Crisp! The Quentin Crisp Archives: Frederike de Jonge
    QUENTIN CRISP GALLERY Frederike de Jonge 1 2 Photographs copyright Frederike de Jonge All rights reserved Used by permission Site Copyright 1999 2008 by the Quentin Crisp Archives All rights

    Original URL path: http://www.crisperanto.org/gallery/FrederikeDeJonge2.html (2016-02-12)
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  • CRISPERANTO.ORG: All Things Quentin Crisp! The Quentin Crisp Archives: Herb Klein
    would often arrive at the table filled to the brim which made it impossible for him to lift and bring the glass to his lips With slight alarm he would then say I will have to drink it like a leper Thus Mr Crisp would proceed to position the glass near the table s edge place his hands on his thighs bend forward and then sip the drink calmly without

    Original URL path: http://www.crisperanto.org/gallery/HerbKlein2.html (2016-02-12)
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  • CRISPERANTO.ORG: All Things Quentin Crisp! The Quentin Crisp Archives: Colour In Display written and illustrated by Quentin Crisp. Blanford Press Ltd. 16 Hyde Street, New Oxford Street, London, W.C.I. 1938.
    Illustrations by Quentin Crisp CrispArt Index Illustration copyright Quentin Crisp All rights reserved Colour In Display written and illustrated by Quentin Crisp Blanford Press Ltd 16 Hyde Street New Oxford Street London W C I 1938 Site Copyright 1999 2008

    Original URL path: http://www.crisperanto.org/gallery/QCColourInDisplay02.html (2016-02-12)
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