Cross Dressing Quotes

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J.K. Rowling
“Muggle women wear them, Archie, not the men, they wear these,' said the Ministry wizard, and he brandished the pinstriped trousers.

'I'm not putting them on,' said old Archie in indignation. 'I like a healthy breeze 'round my privates, thanks.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Robert Thier
“You expect me to come and work for you dressed up as a man?” I gasped.”
Robert Thier, Storm and Silence

John Cameron Mitchell
“I put on some make-up, turn on the 8-track, and I'm pulling the wig down from the shelf - suddenly I'm Miss Punk Rock Star of Stage and Screen and I ain't ever turning back!”
John Cameron Mitchell, Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Kristin Hannah
“Elizabeth: "Maybe he'll surprise you."
Meghann: "Birdie, they all surprise me. Last week, I hugged my date at the door and felt a bra strap.”
Kristin Hannah, Distant Shores

Eloisa James
“I shouldn't think I'll have the slightest problem playing a man," she said. "I shall merely remember to rearrange my breeches in front at least once an hour, thereby drawing attention to the padding I carefully placed there in the morning, and I'll blend in perfectly.”
Eloisa James, Duchess By Night

Eloisa James
“everyone always says that Lord Findleshanks is really a woman. Did you ever look at him closely? He does look like a woman.'

'He has a beard,' Harriet pointed out.

'So did my grandmother.”
Eloisa James, Duchess By Night

William Shakespeare
“Disguise, I see thou art a wickedness,/ Wherein the...enemy does much.”
William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night

Jessica Cale
“You poor dear! Imagine having to wear Mark’s trousers! He’s a lovely lad, but I wouldn’t wish that fate on anyone. God only knows who’s been in them!”
Jessica Cale, Tyburn

Randon Billings Noble
“In the early 1830s the writer George Sand, a woman, had a man's overcoat and a pair of boots made for her so she could have the same pleasure - to walk the streets of Paris free to look at whatever she liked. In her autobiography she writes: "I can't express the pleasure my boots gave me ... With those little iron-shot heels, I was on solid pavement. I flew from one end of Paris to the other. It seemed to me that I could go round the world. And then, my clothes feared nothing. I ran out in every kind of weather, I came home at every sort of hour ... No one paid any attention to me, and no one guessed at my disguise ... No one knew me, no one looked at me, no one found fault with me; I was an atom lost in that immense crowd.”
Randon Billings Noble, Be with Me Always: Essays

Carlo Kui
“Adventure seeker,
Risk taker,
Her art is her heart.

Her sultry gaze,
Her casually defiant cross-dressing,
Her good looks,
Rich, husky contralto.”
Carlo Kui, From My Lips to Hers: Into my Queerness

the actresses who played female boys were of all ages and performed in a vari-
ety of acting styles, they were generally small, thin, white, and photogenic, and
their performances combined boldness and vulnerability. Their femaleness al-
lowed them to convey fragility and androgynous beauty. These performances
demonstrate that cross-gender casting, which may seem like an inherently
transgressive practice to twenty-first-century scholars, can also uphold conser-
vative gender, class, and racial regimes. At the same time, the performances
cannot be dismissed as reactionary or antifeminist, because they embodied
middle-class women’s sentimental politics and created a space in which wom-
en’s bodies had an important role in producing an idealized masculinity.”
Laura Horak, Girls Will Be Boys: Cross-Dressed Women, Lesbians, and American Cinema, 1908-1934

Alexander Chee
“I tilt my head back and carefully toss my hair over my right shoulder in the way I have seen my younger sister do. I realize I know one more thing about her than I did before - what it feels like to do this and why you would. It’s like your own little thunderclap.”
Alexander Chee, How to Write an Autobiographical Novel: Essays

Mitta Xinindlu
“Men who are free wear modern dresses.”
Mitta Xinindlu

Mitta Xinindlu
“In fact, a man who has never worn a dress in his life is not entirely free. He is still chained under the shackles of social stereotypes.”
Mitta Xinindlu

Mitta Xinindlu
“If you are a male and you've never worn a dress in your entire life, are you really free ?”
Mitta Xinindlu