harvey fierstein Quotes

I've been dating since I was 15 years old, and I just don't seem to do it well.
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— Harvey Fierstein
Theater has to resonate in your heart in a way that movies don't.
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— Harvey Fierstein
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.
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— Harvey Fierstein
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.
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— Harvey Fierstein
A child's kiss is magic. Why else would they be so stingy with them?
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— Harvey Fierstein
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.
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— 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.
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— 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.
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— 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.
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— 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
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.
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— Harvey Fierstein
Somebody should talk to Dan Quayle and tell him natural blondes don't have dark grey stripes on the sides.
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— Harvey Fierstein
Beware of anyone who says they know. Trust me, they don't, or they wouldn't have to say they did.
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— Harvey Fierstein
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.
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— Harvey Fierstein
Time will tell us what we did and didn't do.
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— 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.
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— Harvey Fierstein
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.
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— Harvey Fierstein
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.
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— Harvey Fierstein
Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.
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— 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.
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— Harvey Fierstein
A musical takes two to five years. You have to love it to put in the years.
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— Harvey Fierstein
Also, if you want to reach people, theatre is not always the best way to do it.
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— Harvey Fierstein
As soon as I started writing, other writers stopped wanting me acting in their shows - maybe they thought I was going to rewrite them.
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— Harvey Fierstein
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.
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— Harvey Fierstein
Always admit when you're wrong. You'll save thousands in therapy... and a few friendships too.
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— Harvey Fierstein
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.
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— Harvey Fierstein
The world is full of more interesting things than my voice.
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— Harvey Fierstein
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.
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— Harvey Fierstein
Political movements always belong to the young.
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— 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
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.
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— Harvey Fierstein
In London they don't like you if you're still alive.
— Harvey Fierstein
How time files when you's doin' all the talking.
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— Harvey Fierstein
I actually pray everyday, but I don't believe in God.
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— Harvey Fierstein
harvey fierstein
Birth    : June 6, 1954
Occupation  : Actor