Gay Men Quotes

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Jess C. Scott
“I suppose it’s not a social norm, and not a manly thing to do — to feel, discuss feelings. So that’s what I’m giving the finger to. Social norms and stuff…what good are social norms, really? I think all they do is project a limited and harmful image of people. It thus impedes a broader social acceptance of what someone, or a group of people, might actually be like.”
Jess C Scott, New Order

E.M. Forster
“I am an unspeakable of the Oscar Wilde sort.”
E.M. Forster, Maurice

Marie Sexton
“Jared?” His fingers were playing gently in my curls.
“Yes?” I was more than halfway asleep, perfectly warm and content, back in my own bed. With him.
“Say it for me.”
“You’re heavy.”
“No.”
“You’re a manipulative bastard.”
“No.” He was laughing.
“You’re right.”
He gave one hard tug on my hair. “That’s not it either.”
“I love you?”
He sighed contentedly. “That’s the one.”
Marie Sexton, Promises

E.M. Forster
“I was determined that in fiction anyway two men should fall in love and remain in it for the ever and ever that fiction allows.”
E.M. Forster

Tomasz Jedrowski
“The odds had been stacked against us from the start: we had no manual, no one to show us the way. Not one example of a happy couple made up of boys. How were we supposed to know what to do? Did we even believe that we deserved to get away with happiness?”
Tomasz Jedrowski, Swimming in the Dark

“We need to get you to stop thinking of me as a friend, and start thinking of me as that incredibly hot mechanic you’re sleeping with.”
“You are a friend, why do we need to do that?”
“Because you’re stiff as a board and not in the way I want you to be.”
Elle Parker, Like Coffee and Doughnuts

Edward Carpenter
“That men of this kind despise women, though a not uncommon belief, is one which hardly appears to be justified. Indeed, though naturally not inclined to 'fall in love' in this direction, such men are by their nature drawn rather near to women, and it would seem that they often feel a singular appreciation and understanding of the emotional needs and destinies of the other sex, leading in many cases to a genuine though what is called 'Platonic' friendship. There is little doubt that they are often instinctively sought after by women, who, without suspecting the real cause, are conscious of a sympathetic chord in the homogenic which they miss in the normal man.”
Edward Carpenter, The Intermediate Sex: A Study Of Some Transitional Types Of Men And Women

“So he was queer, E.M. Forster. It wasn't his middle name (that would be 'Morgan'), but it was his orientation, his romping pleasure, his half-secret, his romantic passion. In the long-suppressed novel Maurice the title character blurts out his truth, 'I'm an unspeakable of the Oscar Wilde sort.' It must have felt that way when Forster came of sexual age in the last years of the 19th century: seriously risky and dangerously blurt-able. The public cry had caught Wilde, exposed and arrested him, broken him in prison. He was one face of anxiety to Forster; his mother was another. As long as she lived (and they lived together until she died, when he was 66), he couldn't let her know.”
Michael Levenson

Sarah Madison
“You know,” Flynn said, pausing to look over the brim of the glasses at him, “when you start shouting „soundproof booth!‟ I can pretty much tell you‟re thinking about me.”
“As long as the „what‟ remains a mystery, I‟ll die a happy man,” Jerry said.”
Sarah Madison, Unspeakable Words

“It would be a mistake to suppose that all Urnings must be woman-haters. Quite the contrary. They are not seldom the faithfulest friends, the truest allies, and most convinced defenders of women.”
Otto de Joux, Die Enterbten des Liebesgliickes. Ein Beitrag zur Seelenkunde

B.A. Tortuga
“He caught Ben's come in the napkin, the smell making his mouth water harder than any chile sauce could.”
BA Tortuga, Collars and Cuffs

Aesop
“Lean Freedom is Better than Fat Slavery "
Aesop”
Aesop

Richard von Krafft-Ebing
“How deep congenital sex-inversion roots may be gathered from the fact that the pleasure-dream of the male Urning has to do with male persons, and of the female with females.”
Richard von Krafft-Ebing, Psychopathia Sexualis: A Medico-Legal Study

Andrew Grant Jackson
“In an era when gay men like Beatles' manager Brian Epstein paid a fortune in blackmail to hustlers to keep their secrets safe, Andy Warhol took everything he was told to keep hidden and threw it right back in society's face.”
Andrew Grant Jackson, 1965: The Most Revolutionary Year in Music

Gianni Holmes
“But at that moment, in my brokenness, Beau picked up every single piece of my shattered heart, and he made me whole again. Right then, I knew true love. Not the kind born out of allegiance of family ties, but that which was a complete meeting of minds, and the understanding that though separate individuals, ties bound us, covering a multitude of differences.”
Gianni Holmes, Easy Does It Twice

Oscar Wilde
“I don’t regret for a single moment having lived for pleasure. I did it to the full, as one should do everything that one does. There was no pleasure I did not experience. I threw the pearl of my soul into a cup of wine. I went down the primrose path to the sound of flutes. I lived on honeycomb.”
Oscar Wilde, De Profundis

Michael Hunter McVay
“While anyone can smear shit on a canvas, it really must stink to sell!”
Michael Hunter McVay

Peter  Fenton
“But even just out there in the world, people – they- they stare. They look at two guys, when they hold hands. Or when they kiss. Gay guys are all – big and they're loud. And artsy and – I don't want any of that. I want a normal life that I built on my own. Not because of my dad. Not because of my .. heart. I just want to be left alone. (Wipes a tear away.) I wish there was a way to be with a guy, but... be straight.”
Peter Fenton, Abandon All Hope

“Honey, gay men don't have kids," one huffed at me. "Are you out of your *mind*?"

They dismissed me--and the lives of so many men in the South who had complicated lives. Who didn't have the luxury of living out of the closet safely. Who were pressured as teens to have sex to prove their manliness, in areas where the teenage pregnancy rate was astronomical. Or who didn't fit into the pigeonholes of ay or straight. No, *I* was the crazy one not worth listening to. What did I know about the lives of gay men?”
Ruth Coker Burks, All the Young Men

“Desire seizes that man whose soul has been brushed by another man's kiss and, holding him by the collar says: This is your existence -- and it is natural, it is positive, it is good, and it is spinning a new way to be.”
Douglas Sadownick, Sex Between Men: An Intimate History of the Sex Lives of Gay Men Postwar to Present

N.J. Lysk
“I’m gay, mate,” he told him when Sergi couldn't help but ask. “I got over all my hang-ups like a decade ago.”

“Doesn't mean you want people to catch you at it!”

Iesu raised an eyebrow at him. “We are in the middle of nowhere and the only people who live here are werewolves with both superhearing and supernoses; only reason to catch us is if they want a free show.”
N.J. Lysk, Simpler than Most

Peter Orlovsky
“শামুক কবিতা
আমার কবরকে হৃদয়ের আকারের কোরো যাতে ফুলের মতন স্বাধীন হয়
আর সুন্দরের অনুভূতি পাওয়া যায়
কবরের শিকড় বালিশ, কবর থেকে তোলা আর উড়িয়ে দেয়া মেঘের ফাঁকে
কান বদলে হয়ে যাবে সবুজ শ্যাওলার কাছাকাছি আর বৃষ্টির শব্দ
ফোঁটা ফোঁটা পড়বে পরতের ভেতর
শিকড় পর্যন্ত যা আমার কানে সুড়সুড়ি দেবে।
ওহে কবর, আমার পায়ের বুড়ো আঙুল কেটে ফেলতে হবে তার
শব্দের বাঁকা রেখায় ঘষে দিও
জঞ্জাল কবর, আমার মাধার অনেক ওপরে, তাড়াতাড়ি রক্ত গড়িয়ে আসবে
আমার কানে--
কোনো বাদবিচার নেই কবর ছাড়া, তাই বিড়াল আর ভেড়া ডেইজি
ফুলে পালটে গেছে ।
ট্রেন আমার কবর টেনে নিয়ে যাবে, আমার শ্বাস থেকে মৃদু বাষ্পের গন্ধ
বেরোবে চাকা আর রেল-লাইনের মাঝে।
তাই বিড়াল-বাচ্চার দড়ি আর বল, এই ঢিবির ওপর লাফায়
আলতো আর মিষ্টি
তাই আমার বুড়ো আঙুল বেঁকে যেতে পারে আর হয়ে যেতে পারে
একটা শামুক আর কৌতূহলে নিজের পথে যেতে পারে”
Peter Orlovsky, Clean Asshole Poems & Smiling Vegetable Songs

“Het kon toch niet zo zijn dat, de allereerste keer dat ik een soort homocontact in het openbaar had, meteen iemand afkeurend naar mij stond te kijken?
'Wen er maar aan,' zei Sven.”
Thomas van der Meer, Welkom bij de club

C.S.R. Calloway
“It’s possible to be a part of and apart from communities. It’s easiest to understand this in relation to white gay men. They have an unattainable—and unwanted—perception of the world around them due to their particularly calibrated combination of oppression and privilege that makes empathizing with the things they claim as “culture”—Lana Del Rey, Ryan Murphy shows, swearing they have an “inner Black woman”—nearly impossible.”
C.S.R. Calloway, Pretty Dudes: The Novel

Sherman Alexie
“Gay people could do anything. They were like Swiss Army knives!”
Sherman Alexie, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Mary Renault
“Hephaistion was thinking how fragile his rib cage seemed, how terrible were the warring desires to cherish and to crush it.”
Mary Renault, Fire from Heaven

Edward Docx
“Through forty years of impatience, Nicholas still could not make up his mind which was more annoying, the guile of straight women or the wiles of gay men.”
Edward Docx, Pravda

Philippe Besson
“Without the war, without this magnificent summer, this absence of men, would we ever have met?”
Philippe Besson, In the Absence of Men

Jeffrey Escoffier
“Made profoundly aware of his mortality, Keynes decided in 1937 to set up a permanent fund that would provide Duncan Grant, now fifty-two, with a regular annual income. Although it had been twenty-five years since Grant and Keynes had been lovers or lived together, their importance to each other had endured.”
Jeffrey Escoffier, John Maynard Keynes

“For me it wor t' opposite. I thought, "Brilliant, I'm different. Special." I thought, "Yeah, this is all right, really." Cause it meant I wouldn't be tied down by all that girlfriend, relationship, family crap, and I wor free to do what I wanted. ... The same old bicycle wheel going round and round.”
Stevan Alcock, Blood Relatives

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