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#1. Think of how many boring, blameless lives are brightened by the blazing indiscretion of me. - Author: Sebastian Horsley
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#2. If someone thinks I'm posh, it just shows how lowly they are. Some people think I went to Eton. I'm far too stupid to get into Eton. - Author: Sebastian Horsley
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#3. I think you are born, and I think you die. I have a pragmatic nature, but I yearn to believe. - Author: Sebastian Horsley
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#4. I am desperate for attention. But everyone else is too. Everyone has fantasies of fame and greatness. Life for most people is a process of shedding those fantasies. - Author: Sebastian Horsley
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#5. If I hear that people are litigious, I immediately dismiss them. - Author: Sebastian Horsley
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#6. My one concession to American sensibilities was to remove my nail polish. - Author: Sebastian Horsley
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#7. There's a lot of noise about me that stops a lot of people from listening, but the good side is if you expose yourself like that, you're left with only good people who can see through you-you get rid of all the wankers. - Author: Sebastian Horsley
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#8. But really death seems the least awful thing that can happen to someone - Author: Sebastian Horsley
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#9. We can't all be stars because someone has to sit on the curb and clap as I go by. - Author: Sebastian Horsley
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#10. Self-pity is the most destructive of all narcotics. - Author: Sebastian Horsley
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#11. To be worthy of assassination takes more than some crappy little book. - Author: Sebastian Horsley
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#12. We build our character as a carapace to keep away the fear of the abyss. That's what our character is for. - Author: Sebastian Horsley
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#13. I like to remind myself that every morning I'm making a choice to live. - Author: Sebastian Horsley
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#14. My theory is that the way you cope with the depths will ascertain the heights that you reach - they are intimately connected - and if you have a lust for life, you are also going to have a lust for death. - Author: Sebastian Horsley
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#15. Being a dandy is a condition rather than a profession. It is a defense against suffering and a celebration of life. - Author: Sebastian Horsley
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#16. The universe is neither friendly nor hostile. It is merely indifferent. This makes me ecstatic. - Author: Sebastian Horsley
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#17. Everyone says Oscar Wilde was a dandy, but he wasn't - he was an aesthete. He took pleasure in food and stuff like that. Dandyism is much more austere - much more Calvinistic, more neurotic - it oscillates between narcissism and neurosis. - Author: Sebastian Horsley
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#18. I like living sparsely. In the main room, there's no furniture - no tables, no chairs, no coffee table - not even a decaffeinated coffee table. - Author: Sebastian Horsley
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#19. The problem with compassion is that it is not photogenic. - Author: Sebastian Horsley
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#20. I don't talk, I quote. I can't help it. It's better to be quotable than honest. - Author: Sebastian Horsley
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#21. Why shouldn't I be allowed to say stupid, outrageous things? - Author: Sebastian Horsley
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#22. An artist has to go to every extreme, to stretch his sensibility through excess and suffering in order to feel and to communicate more. - Author: Sebastian Horsley
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#23. I keep the shutters closed because I like to work in a hermetic environment. I like mirrors. When you look out of the window, all you see is ugliness, but when you look in the mirror all you see is beauty. - Author: Sebastian Horsley
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#24. The problem I've got is that I really, really like drugs. I love everything about them. It is horrific being sober all the time-utterly awful. - Author: Sebastian Horsley
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#25. The motivation of all artists is 'Look at me, Mum'. - Author: Sebastian Horsley
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#26. I live my life like an open book, even though it's open on the wrong page. - Author: Sebastian Horsley
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#27. People are obsessed by happiness, but there are a lot of other invigorating experiences available. - Author: Sebastian Horsley
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#28. I like fat girls. A woman can never be too poor or too fat. I'd take a poor fat girl over a rich thin girl like Kate Moss. - Author: Sebastian Horsley
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#29. A woman is supposed to have curves like an old Bentley, not like some old bike. - Author: Sebastian Horsley
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#30. [ ... ] life is just the misery left between abortion and euthanasia [ ... ] - Author: Sebastian Horsley
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#31. It's really interesting because 50 years ago, if you didn't wear a hat everyone looked at you. It just proves that everything is fashion. - Author: Sebastian Horsley
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#32. I have wanted only one thing to make me happy. That thing is everything. - Author: Sebastian Horsley
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#33. I am a fraud. I have cobbled together my personality from hundreds of little bits. I am simultaneously the most genuine and the most artificial person you will ever meet. - Author: Sebastian Horsley
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#34. My only criticism about Quentin Crisp is that the subversive must be ready to subvert themselves. I may dress for myself, but I undress for everybody else, whereas he never did that - he was never prepared to drop a bomb on everything he did. - Author: Sebastian Horsley
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#35. I don't think I'm known for my gifts - I'm known for my gall. I don't want to be just a famous person - I'm too old. - Author: Sebastian Horsley
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#36. Pain can be vitalising; it gives intensity in the place of vagueness and emptiness. If we don't suffer, how do we know that we live? - Author: Sebastian Horsley
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#37. I am not an intellectual. An intellectual is someone who looks at a sausage and thinks of Picasso, whereas I just say 'pass the mustard'. - Author: Sebastian Horsley
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#38. People who have a reputation for being evil are usually good. - Author: Sebastian Horsley
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#39. Being well-dressed gives a feeling of inward tranquility which psychoanalysis is powerless to bestow. - Author: Sebastian Horsley
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#40. My grandfather was a practising Quaker. My father was a nihilist. But nihilism, if you like, is the beginning of faith anyway. - Author: Sebastian Horsley
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#41. The function of music is to release us from the boredom of existence. - Author: Sebastian Horsley
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#42. If I want to dislike women, I should be allowed to. As it happens, I love them. Women to me are privately worshipped and publicly disdained. - Author: Sebastian Horsley
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#43. I might be old, but I'm still desirable. - Author: Sebastian Horsley
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#44. Getting old is horrible, but it is interesting ... one of the things I've realized is that growing old is compulsory, but growing up is optional. - Author: Sebastian Horsley
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#45. I didn't want to tell Mother I worked as a journalist. She thought I was a prostitute. Locking yourself in a room and inventing characters and conversations which do not exit is no way for a grown man to behave. - Author: Sebastian Horsley
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#46. I do a lot of things for effect, which is not to say I am superficial, but that I know how to put ideas across. - Author: Sebastian Horsley
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#47. I consider myself to be very correct and proper: an upright citizen. - Author: Sebastian Horsley
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#48. Dandyism is a lie which reveals the truth, and the truth is that we are what we pretend to be. - Author: Sebastian Horsley
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#49. I don't really know what Americans are like. I've no idea. I know a few things about them. In my imagination, they have warm peachy hearts, whereas the English have horrible spiteful withered hearts - success in England inspires envy - in America, it inspires hope. - Author: Sebastian Horsley
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#50. One of the many troubles of growing older is that it gets progressively harder to find a famous historical figure who hadn't yet amounted to anything by the time he was your age. - Author: Sebastian Horsley
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#51. People either hate me or dislike me - but I realized that people aren't against you, they are for themselves. We're all prejudiced in favor of ourselves. - Author: Sebastian Horsley
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#52. I can count all the lovers I've had on one hand ... if I'm holding a calculator. - Author: Sebastian Horsley
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#53. I used to have about a hundred suits in my late twenties and early thirties when my stock was riding high and I was rich. - Author: Sebastian Horsley
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#54. I regret everything. But so what? At least I have cause. - Author: Sebastian Horsley
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