Harvey Fierstein Quotes & Wallpapers

Harvey Fierstein
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To make positive change requires lasting commitment, lasting commitment requires measurable targets, measurable targets requires detailed action plans, detailed action plans requires a goal you desire, desire requires a positive attitude to change your life, and the option to change your life requires WORK. Byron Pulsifer, from Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained If you deny yourself commitment, what can you do with your life? Harvey Fierstein
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Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself. Harvey Fierstein
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When a politician like Marco Rubio is willing to sacrifice his career defining immigration reform legislation solely to insure that gays and lesbians are denied equal protection under the law, we have to admit that we're under attack. This is not pragmatic politics at work. These are the policies of bias, exclusion and unfairness. Harvey Fierstein
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You may feel powerless as a child, but the world will one day be yours. And you're responsible for it. So, seize the day and take charge of it. Harvey Fierstein
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Political movements always belong to the young. Harvey Fierstein
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To me, if a heterosexual has a right to do it, then I have a right to do it. And if it's important to the gay youth - who are now setting the agenda - then its important to me. Harvey Fierstein
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Theater is my temple and my religion and my act of faith. Strangers sit in a room together and believe together. Harvey Fierstein
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Theater has to resonate in your heart in a way that movies don't. Harvey Fierstein
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How time files when you's doin' all the talking. Harvey Fierstein
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Bertha: You have a high voice for a lesbian! Harvey Fierstein
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Ed: Whoops. Arnold: Whoops? Ed, did you say whoops? No, Ed. Whoops is when you fall down an elevator shaft. Whoops is when you skinny-dip in a school of piranha. Whoops is when you accidentally douche with Drano! No, Ed. This was no whoops! This was an AAAAAAAAAAAAAUGGGHHH!! Harvey Fierstein
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The next time you feel you have to say, "I love you" to someone, say it to yourself - and see if you believe it. Harvey Fierstein
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How time flies when you're doin all the talking. Harvey Fierstein
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Always admit when you're wrong. You'll save thousands in therapy... and a few friendships too. Harvey Fierstein
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I got a lovely check today from being a writer that I earned by sitting at home. That's rewarding. Harvey Fierstein
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What looks absolutely fabulous in rehearsal can fall flat in front of an audience. The audience dictates what you do or don't change. Harvey Fierstein
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My father was brought up in an orphanage in the Catskills. He was a factory worker. And because his family wasn't there for him, family was everything. We could disagree inside the house, but outside the house it was us against the world. So when I became a drag actor, he looked sideways but said okay. Harvey Fierstein
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I just don't like politics. My rule is if I can put a spotlight on something, I'll do that. Harvey Fierstein
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I have great faith in the United States. It's the only country I would ever live in. Harvey Fierstein
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Bertha: Personally, I never enjoy sex with someone I know. Arnold: Our Lady of High Standards! Harvey Fierstein
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Alan: Why are all the mirrors covered? Arnold: So we don't see the pain in our faces. Alan: Why is everyone sitting on boxes? Arnold: To make sure there's pain in our faces. Ma: (sotto voce) You told me he was Jewish! Arnold: Out-of-town Jewish. Harvey Fierstein
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Ma: Friend-friend, or euphemism-friend? David: He used to be a euphemism, now he's just a friend. Harvey Fierstein
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Arnold: I have taught myself to sew, cook, fix plumbing, I can even pat myself on the back when necessary, so I don't have to ask anyone for anything. There's nothing I need from anyone except for love and respect. And anyone who can't give me those two things has no place in my life. Harvey Fierstein
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Do you remember at the presidential convention where they nominated Bush? Do you know what song they played to bring Bush on stage? No. The Best of Times from La Cage aux Folles. I said some fag pulled a fast one on them! Harvey Fierstein
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We had great sex, but we argued politics. Now we enjoy politics and argue sex. Harvey Fierstein
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The great thing about suicide is that it's not one of those things you have to do now or you lose your chance. I mean, you can always do it later. Harvey Fierstein
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The real point is that you cannot harbor malice toward others and then cry foul when someone displays intolerance against you. Prejudice tolerated is intolerance encouraged. Rise up in righteousness when you witness the words and deeds of hate, but only if you are willing to rise up against them all, including your own. Otherwise suffer the slings and arrows of disrespect silently. Harvey Fierstein
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I am thrilled - I can't stress that enough - thrilled when I see kids getting active. Harvey Fierstein
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I actually pray everyday, but I don't believe in God. Harvey Fierstein
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The world is full of more interesting things than my voice. Harvey Fierstein
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It's through sheer will that I can sing. Harvey Fierstein
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As soon as I started writing, other writers stopped wanting me acting in their shows - maybe they thought I was going to rewrite them. Harvey Fierstein
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It's a lot of fun to play someone you don't normally think of yourself as. Harvey Fierstein
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Arnold: Anyway, it's easier to love someone who's dead. They make so few mistakes. Harvey Fierstein
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A thing of beauty is a joy till sunrise. Harvey Fierstein
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I do believe we're all connected. I do believe in positive energy. I do believe in the power of prayer. I do believe in putting good out into the world. And I believe in taking care of each other. Harvey Fierstein
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Time will tell us what we did and didn't do. Harvey Fierstein
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I got the regular call, that they were doing a Broadway musical of Hairspray, and would I come and audition. I was familiar with the movie, because at the time it came out my lover wrote for Premiere magazine, and we had to see everything. Harvey Fierstein
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Movies are all about plot. Theater, even if it's story heavy, it's about ideas. Theater has to resonate in your heart in a way that movies don't. Harvey Fierstein
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Bertha: Did your mother have any children that lived? Harvey Fierstein
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CBS really wants me on TV. That's their aim. My aim is to have an all-gay sitcom someday, with heterosexuals as token guest stars. Let them be the next-door neighbors for a change. Harvey Fierstein
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Well, I always looked at Mulan as a movie about a lesbian coming out. Harvey Fierstein
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I just want to be loved, is that so wrong?! Harvey Fierstein
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But actually just yesterday we raised the key of one of my songs two steps up, so my voice is obviously responding. It's a muscle, and the more you use it, the more you use it right, the more you should get out of it. So yes, I sing. Harvey Fierstein
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Actually, I think the average voice is like 70 percent tone and 30 percent noise. My voice is 95 percent noise. Harvey Fierstein
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In Torch Song, I did that character almost non-stop from 1978 until I made the movie in 1987. Then I had some failure, which also colors how you react to doing other things. Harvey Fierstein
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You really, really, really have to love what you are going to do in theater because it is an unmerciful life. It's six days a week. It's eight performances a week. And that's doing the exact same thing over and over and over again. Harvey Fierstein
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You'd probably just lost your virginity, I'd probably just lost count. Harvey Fierstein
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It's a wonderful world. You can't go backwards. You're always moving forward. It's the wonderful part about life. And that's terrific. Harvey Fierstein
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While we dance in the streets and pat ourselves on the back for being a nation great enough to reach beyond racial divides to elect our first African-American president, let us not forget that we remain a nation still proudly practicing prejudice. Harvey Fierstein
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If you deny yourself commitment, what can you do with your life? Harvey Fierstein
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To work all the time is to be incredibly lucky. Harvey Fierstein
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I don't believe in the afterlife, so I do think when somebody passes, it's worthy of note. Harvey Fierstein
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Bertha: Just wait until you see my act: Bertha Vanation and her Dance of the Virgin. Murray: Which she does completely from memory. Bertha: Bitch! Harvey Fierstein
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Arnold: I know you'll find this hard to comprehend, but I want more out of life than meeting a pretty face and sitting down on it. Harvey Fierstein
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Hello, boys. How are you all? I just love boys. Hello. Are you here alone? Who are you with?...A woman? At my show?...We'll make believe. It's theatre. Harvey Fierstein
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Never be bullied into silence. Harvey Fierstein
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There are easier things in life than being a drag queen. But I ain't got no choice. Try as I may, I just can't walk in flats. Harvey Fierstein
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A child's kiss is magic. Why else would they be so stingy with them? Harvey Fierstein
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When I went into 'Fiddler,' I wondered about the response I'd get - the backlash because I'm openly gay. There was none. I toured Canada and America, and not one single review suggested that I played the role gay or that I seemed anything but Tevye. Harvey Fierstein
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Anyone with a smart phone is a potential eyewitness cameraman capturing and transmitting stories at speeds that turn Reuter photos and traditional reporting into, well... yesterday's news. Harvey Fierstein
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Beware of anyone who says they know. Trust me, they don't, or they wouldn't have to say they did. Harvey Fierstein
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Art has the power to transform, to illuminate, to educate, inspire and motivate. Harvey Fierstein
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Also, if you want to reach people, theatre is not always the best way to do it. Harvey Fierstein
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Movies are all about plot. Theater, even if it's story heavy, it's about ideas. Harvey Fierstein
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I burned out on AIDS and did no AIDS work for a couple of years. I was so angry that people were still getting this disease that nobody can give you - you have to go out and get it! Harvey Fierstein
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My play Safe Sex was picked apart because critics thought it was untrue. It was a play in which no one had AIDS, but the characters talked about how it was going to change their lives. Harvey Fierstein
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Somebody should talk to Dan Quayle and tell him natural blondes don't have dark grey stripes on the sides. Harvey Fierstein
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Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself. Harvey Fierstein
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How often are the perpetrators of hate-crimes discovered to be self-loathing? Valued individuals do not strike out against strangers. Harvey Fierstein
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