Quentin Crisp was a British writer who gained the world’s attention after the airing of a television adaption of his autobiography, The Naked Civil Servant in 1976. Born Denis Charles Pratt, he left home to lead a life that was not based on anything more than being completely his new persona, Quentin Crisp. Not only did he have a questionable appearance, his expressions of his sexuality also attracted a sense of curiosity among his fellow humans. He started to speak on his life and views through his one-man stage show, which was very popular in Britain and America. Many LGBTQ critics claimed that Crisp did not do any good for the gay community, but he was always a brave supporter of freedom in gender and sexuality expression. Throughout his long life, he remained highly independent and continued to share his beliefs and observations through his books, stories, quips, and stage and film performances. His life advocated that positivity and dedication would help one succeed in life. He is today’s #BornThisDay subject and #QueerQuote.
You are here: / / / #QueerQuote: ”The Very Purpose of Existence is to Reconcile the Glowing Opinion We Have of Ourselves with the Appalling Things That Other People Think of Us”. – Quentin Crisp