” There’s a book called ‘You’re Not a Stranger Here’ by Adam Haslett – short stories, a lot of them are about mental illness and gay people – that classic combination. But they’re really well-written, really powerful. It’s pretty good. “


” I think people are surprised that I’m not – I think people come up to talk to me, and they think I’m going to be really morose. And I am, but I do that by myself – no one wants to see that. It’s not really a phoniness, I just kind of keep it to myself. So I think people are surprised when they come up to talk to me and I hug them. “


” I’ve had people tell me that I should just be sad and not joke around on Twitter, but they don’t understand that joking and being deeply sad are very close to each other. I’ll have a horrible memory that I find hysterical one day, and the next day I’ll cry about it. “


” I don’t know if I could write a pop song without at least a little touch of bite in it, and it’s usually not a bite that most people would want to sing. “


” I realise there are situations where I camp it up, make myself into a sort of novelty character to ease things along. Like, if I ever feel uncomfortable in a situation, I can just make myself into this funny Will-and-Grace-guest-star type of person, and maybe people will not pay attention to the deeper things going on. “



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I realise there are situations where I camp it up, make myself into a sort of novelty character to ease things along. Like, if I ever feel uncomfortable in a situation, I can just make myself into this funny Will-and-Grace-guest-star type of person, and maybe people will not pay attention to the deeper things going on.
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