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Harvey Fierstein Quotes and Sayings

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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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It's through sheer will that I can sing.
- Harvey Fierstein

Pork was in 1971, and I stopped hanging out at The Factory by like 1973.
- Harvey Fierstein

To work all the time is to be incredibly lucky.
- Harvey Fierstein

 

Political movements always belong to the young.
- Harvey Fierstein

Actually, I think the average voice is like 70 percent
tone and 30 percent noise.
My voice is 95 percent noise.
- Harvey Fierstein

There are times when I don't take roles because I don't
want to be perceived a certain way.
- Harvey Fierstein

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And I believe that you never be limited in what you do,
so I like to do movies, I like to do television.
- Harvey Fierstein

A child's kiss is magic.
Why else would they be so stingy with them?
- Harvey Fierstein

Also, if you want to reach people, theatre is not always the best way to do it.
- Harvey Fierstein

How time files when you's doin' all the talking.
- Harvey Fierstein

If you deny yourself commitment, what can you do with your life?
- Harvey Fierstein

I am thrilled - I can't stress that enough -
thrilled when I see kids getting active.
- Harvey Fierstein

It would be nice to redefine ourselves -
at the moment we are drowning in diversity.
That's not a bad thing, its just going to take a while before we refocus.
- Harvey Fierstein

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

It's a lot of fun to play someone you don't normally think of yourself as.
- Harvey Fierstein

Well, I always looked at Mulan as a movie about a lesbian coming out.
- Harvey Fierstein

I actually pray everyday, but I don't believe in God.
- Harvey Fierstein

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

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

Time will tell us what we did and didn't do.
- Harvey Fierstein

In London they don't like you if you're still alive.
- Harvey Fierstein

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

The world is full of more interesting things than my voice.
- Harvey Fierstein

You really, really, really have to love what you are
going to do in theatre 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

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

So, did I work with Warhol? I worked with him less
on that play then I did on other things.
He actually did a portrait of my rabbit and some other stuff.
Warhol was definitely...
Warhol.
- Harvey Fierstein

I'm sure there's going to be some material from This
Is Not Going To Be Pretty.
I usually use that song to just introduce myself to the audience,
although the patter in between the song is always different.
- Harvey Fierstein

I actually may do a musical next year...
not one that I've written; one that I may star in.
Plus my concert and other people's work and all of
a sudden you've got a very full life.
- Harvey Fierstein

But I'm not adverse to the idea of Torch Song as a musical.
It would just be different.
Because the play will always be there exactly as it was,
and in a musical you could tell a lot of the story through songs.
- Harvey Fierstein

You know, I always got offered other stuff.
Not the romantic leads, obviously.
But very often it's a role that's underwritten,
where the character has no personality at all.
And they need a character actor who can fill it in.
- Harvey Fierstein

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

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

When I write stuff and I help cast it,
I turn away good people all the time.
I may turn them down because this one's too tall and
that one doesn't have a high enough voice or this one
looks to old to match up with that one -
there's a billion reasons not to hire somebody.
- Harvey Fierstein

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

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

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

You cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know how soon it will be too late.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

If you love something, set it free;
if it comes back it's yours,
if it doesn't, it never was.
- Richard Bach

Our Joy comes from living our own lives simply -
never from demanding that others live simply -
or from ever making any demands whatsoever upon others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.
- Babe Ruth

Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done.
- Amelia Earhart

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more.
If you concentrate on what you don't have,
you will never, ever have enough.
- Oprah Winfrey

There are two kinds of failures:
those who thought and never did,
and those who did and never thought.
- Laurence J. Peter

Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

You never really understand a person
until you consider things from his point of view.
- Harper Lee

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

Stay Happy, never let anyone get your goat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It's never too late -
never too late to start over,
never too late to be happy.
- Jane Fonda

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

I never accepted the idea
that I had to be guided by
some pattern or blueprint.
- Little Richard

You are Never Too Old to Give or Get Gold Stars.
Show Your Honest Appreciation - Today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love the heart that hurts you,
but never hurt the heart that loves you.
- Vipin Sharma

I walk slowly, but I never walk backward.
- Abraham Lincoln

Some people come into our lives and quickly go.
Some people stay for awhile,
and move our souls to dance.
They awaken us to a new understanding,
leave footprints on our hearts,
and we are never, ever the same.
- Flavia Weedn

We would never have a word for Joy
if there were no suffering.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Forgive those who have injured you -
not because they deserve your forgiveness,
but because you can never be happy
until you release your anger and grant forgiveness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My life has been filled with terrible misfortune;
most of which never happened.
- Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

The problems of the world cannot possibly
be solved by skeptics or cynics
whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities.
We need men who can dream of things that never were.
- John F. Kennedy

Money has never made man happy, nor will it,
there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness.
The more of it one has the more one wants.
- Benjamin Franklin

Never be fooled into believing that
there is one speck out of order.
- Byron Katie


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