I've been dating since I was 15 years old, and I just don't seem to do it well.
Theater has to resonate in your heart in a way that movies don't.
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.
I just want to be loved, is that so wrong?!
It's through sheer will that I can sing.
Art has the power to transform, to illuminate, to educate, inspire and motivate.
A child's kiss is magic. Why else would they be so stingy with them?
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.
To work all the time is to be incredibly lucky.
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.
And I believe that you never be limited in what you do, so I like to do movies, I like to do television.
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.
What looks absolutely fabulous in rehearsal can fall flat in front of an audience. The audience dictates what you do or don't change.
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.
Somebody should talk to Dan Quayle and tell him natural blondes don't have dark grey stripes on the sides.
Beware of anyone who says they know. Trust me, they don't, or they wouldn't have to say they did.
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.
Time will tell us what we did and didn't do.
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.
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.
I guess a drag queen's like an oil painting: You gotta stand back from it to get the full effect.
Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.
Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.
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.
A musical takes two to five years. You have to love it to put in the years.
Also, if you want to reach people, theatre is not always the best way to do it.
As soon as I started writing, other writers stopped wanting me acting in their shows - maybe they thought I was going to rewrite them.
How often are the perpetrators of hate-crimes discovered to be self-loathing? Valued individuals do not strike out against strangers.
I don't believe in the afterlife, so I do think when somebody passes, it's worthy of note.
Always admit when you're wrong. You'll save thousands in therapy... and a few friendships too.
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.
The world is full of more interesting things than my voice.
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.
Political movements always belong to the young.
Actually, I think the average voice is like 70 percent tone and 30 percent noise. My voice is 95 percent noise.
I got a lovely check today from being a writer that I earned by sitting at home. That's rewarding.
Well, I always looked at Mulan as a movie about a lesbian coming out.
In London they don't like you if you're still alive.
How time files when you's doin' all the talking.
I actually pray everyday, but I don't believe in God.