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    I've been dating since I was 15 years old, and I just don't seem to do it well.
    — Harvey Fierstein
    tags: dating  year 
     
    Theater has to resonate in your heart in a way that movies don't.
    — Harvey Fierstein
    tags: heart  movie 
     
    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
    tags: hate  prejudice  real 
     
    I just want to be loved, is that so wrong?!
    — Harvey Fierstein
    It's through sheer will that I can sing.
    — Harvey Fierstein
    Art has the power to transform, to illuminate, to educate, inspire and motivate.
    — Harvey Fierstein
    tags: power  inspire 
     
    A child's kiss is magic. Why else would they be so stingy with them?
    — Harvey Fierstein
    tags: magic  kiss 
     
    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
    To work all the time is to be incredibly lucky.
    — Harvey Fierstein
    tags: time  work 
     
    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
    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
    tags: believe  movie 
     
    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
    tags: youth  right  gay 
     
    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
    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
    Somebody should talk to Dan Quayle and tell him natural blondes don't have dark grey stripes on the sides.
    — Harvey Fierstein
    tags: dark 
     
    Beware of anyone who says they know. Trust me, they don't, or they wouldn't have to say they did.
    — Harvey Fierstein
    tags: trust 
     
    Of course people are afraid. But honestly facing that fear, seeing it for what it is, is the only way of putting it to rest.
    — Harvey Fierstein
    tags: fear  people  seeing  afraid 
     
    Time will tell us what we did and didn't do.
    — Harvey Fierstein
    tags: time 
     
    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
    tags: chance  suicide 
     
    As the book writer for one big smash and one big smelly flop, I always wondered if anyone knows just what goes into making a great musical. When a show is a hit, the critics trip over themselves not knowing who to laud and applaud the loudest. It's that marvelous score, those urbane lyrics, that irreplaceable star. But only when a show is a flop, does anyone notice the book writer. And then it's always our fault.
    — Harvey Fierstein
    tags: star  knowing  book  lyrics 
     
    I guess a drag queen's like an oil painting: You gotta stand back from it to get the full effect.
    — Harvey Fierstein
    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
    Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.
    — Harvey Fierstein
    tags: definition 
     
    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
    A musical takes two to five years. You have to love it to put in the years.
    — Harvey Fierstein
    tags: year 
     
    Also, if you want to reach people, theatre is not always the best way to do it.
    — Harvey Fierstein
    tags: people 
     
    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
    tags: thoughts  writing 
     
    How often are the perpetrators of hate-crimes discovered to be self-loathing? Valued individuals do not strike out against strangers.
    — Harvey Fierstein
    I don't believe in the afterlife, so I do think when somebody passes, it's worthy of note.
    — Harvey Fierstein
    tags: believe  afterlife 
     
    Always admit when you're wrong. You'll save thousands in therapy... and a few friendships too.
    — Harvey Fierstein
    tags: friendship  wrong 
     
    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
    tags: children  world  child 
     
    The world is full of more interesting things than my voice.
    — Harvey Fierstein
    tags: world 
     
    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
    tags: world 
     
    Political movements always belong to the young.
    — Harvey Fierstein
    tags: young  political 
     
    Actually, I think the average voice is like 70 percent tone and 30 percent noise. My voice is 95 percent noise.
    — Harvey Fierstein
    I got a lovely check today from being a writer that I earned by sitting at home. That's rewarding.
    — Harvey Fierstein
    Well, I always looked at Mulan as a movie about a lesbian coming out.
    — Harvey Fierstein
    tags: movie 
     
    In London they don't like you if you're still alive.
    — Harvey Fierstein
    How time files when you's doin' all the talking.
    — Harvey Fierstein
    tags: time 
     
    I actually pray everyday, but I don't believe in God.
    — Harvey Fierstein
    tags: believe  god  pray 
     
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    harvey fierstein
    Birth    : June 6, 1954
    Occupation  : Actor