📅 Thought for today:
‘In an expanding universe, time is on the side of the outcast. Those who once inhabited the suburbs of human contempt find that without changing their address they eventually live in the metropolis.’
— Quentin Crisp
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I’ve always liked this quotation from Quentin Crisp.
The well-known author of “The Naked Civil Servant” had a sharp tongue and a witty turn of phrase.
This quote however is more serious, about alienation and rejection.
There was a time, not so long ago, that I believed that the British were capable of welcoming outcasts.
Now I am not so sure, as we struggle to decide what our values are as a nation.
When and how will we stop the abuse of women (in nightclubs this week), the victimisation of minorities, the judgement by colour tone, sexuality, personal choice?
I am particularly repulsed by those that seek to make our choices for us, telling us how we should live our lives (I am not talking about breaking the law here).
Can we find it in ourselves to say “This stops here”?