” Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life, define yourself. “


” 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. “


” If you deny yourself commitment, what can you do with your life? “


” How time files when you’s doin’ all the talking. “


” In London they don’t like you if you’re still alive. “


” But actually just yesterday we raised the key of one of my songs two steps up, so my voice is obviously responding. It’s a muscle, and the more you use it, the more you use it right, the more you should get out of it. So yes, I sing. “


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


” 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. “


” What looks absolutely fabulous in rehearsal can fall flat in front of an audience. The audience dictates what you do or don’t change. “


” But I’m not adverse to the idea of Torch Song as a musical. It would just be different. Because the play will always be there exactly as it was, and in a musical you could tell a lot of the story through songs. “


” 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. “


” In Torch Song, I did that character almost non-stop from 1978 until I made the movie in 1987. Then I had some failure, which also colors how you react to doing other things. “


” Also, if you want to reach people, theatre is not always the best way to do it. “


” And I believe that you never be limited in what you do, so I like to do movies, I like to do television. “


” I actually may do a musical next year… not one that I’ve written, one that I may star in. Plus my concert and other people’s work and all of a sudden you’ve got a very full life. “



All 15 Harvey Fierstein Quotes about You in picture


Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one
The great thing about suicide is that it


If you deny yourself commitment, what can you do with your life?
How time files when you
In London they don
But actually just yesterday we raised the key of one of my songs two steps up, so my voice is obviously responding. It
It
You know, I always got offered other stuff. Not the romantic leads, obviously. But very often it
What looks absolutely fabulous in rehearsal can fall flat in front of an audience. The audience dictates what you do or don
But I
You really, really, really have to love what you are going to do in theater because it is an unmerciful life. It
In Torch Song, I did that character almost non-stop from 1978 until I made the movie in 1987. Then I had some failure, which also colors how you react to doing other things.
Also, if you want to reach people, theatre is not always the best way to do it.
And I believe that you never be limited in what you do, so I like to do movies, I like to do television.
I actually may do a musical next year... not one that I
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