Harvey Fierstein Quotes

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Harvey Fierstein Quotes

You know, I always got offered other stuff. Not the romantic leads, obviously. But very often its a role thats underwritten, where the character has no personality at all. And they need a character actor who can fill it in.
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Accept no one's definition of your life, define yourself.

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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.

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Now, I ain't saying you should only date sane men (I don't want to kill off all the fish in the poluted sea), but at least find one who's willing to fight on his own.

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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.

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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.

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Nothing binds a people to their leader like a common enemy. Voters don't change governments during war.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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I guess a drag queen's like an oil painting: You gotta stand back from it to get the full effect.

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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.

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