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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, but define yourself.”
Harvey Fierstein
“I just want to be loved, is that so wrong?!”
Harvey Fierstein, Torch Song Trilogy
“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
“Accept no one's definition of your life, define yourself.”
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
“I am thinking about how it feels to be a no one in the life of someone you love.”
Harvey Fierstein, Torch Song Trilogy
“There comes a time in every Salome's life when she should no longer be dropping the last veil.”
Harvey Fierstein, La Cage Aux Folles
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“Well, I always looked at Mulan as a movie about a lesbian coming out.”
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
“See, an ugly person who goes after a pretty person gets nothing but trouble. But a pretty person who goes after an ugly person gets at least cab-fare.”
Harvey Fierstein, Torch Song Trilogy
“Just because I said that's what I want doesn't mean that's what I want. I mean, that's what I want but that doesn't mean that I'm necessarily ready for it.”
Harvey Fierstein, Torch Song Trilogy
“(...) I've always thought of myself as a kind person. Not saintly but generously thoughtful (in a bitchy sort of way). (...)”
Harvey Fierstein, Torch Song Trilogy
“(...) When things get too good... I get out. Well. I guess to a degree we all do. But most pull out; ride off into the sunset with a wave and a wink and a "Heigh-o-Silver." But not me. I am a pusher. I nudge and kvetch and cry and demand until I leave my partner no possible alternative but for him to run for his life. (...)”
Harvey Fierstein, Torch Song Trilogy
“when we excuse homophobia as a matter of opinion instead of treating it as a destructive social illness, we invite fear to explode into violence…If we are ever to scrape the black rot of prejudice from the heart of our nation, we must stop excusing those who give it expression and even excuse. The next time someone dares to say, “Just because I don’t approve of homosexuality doesn’t make me a bigot,” we must all answer back, “Yes, it does. Not only does it make you a bigot, it makes you a criminal, a danger to me, my family, my community, my city, and my country.”
Harvey Fierstein
“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.”
Harvey Fierstein, Torch Song Trilogy
“Never be bullied into silence, never be allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.”
Harvey Fierstein
“Nunca seas intimidado en el silencio.
Nunca te permitas ser una víctima.
Acepta que nadie tiene la definición de tu vida.
Defínela tú mismo.”
Harvey Fierstein


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