The world changes in direct proportion to the number of people willing to be honest about their lives.
My only regret about being gay is that I repressed it for so long. I surrendered my youth to the people I feared when I could have been out there loving someone. Don't make that mistake yourself. Life's too damn short.
I wish someone older than me and wiser than the people in Orlando had taken me aside.
I surrendered my youth to the people I feared when I could have been out there loving someone. Don't make that mistake yourself. Life's too damn short.
I have always distrusted memoir. I tend to write my memoirs through my fiction. It's easier to get to the truth by not claiming that you are speaking it. Some things can be said in fiction that can never be said in memoir.
Too much of a good thing is wonderful
Nobody's happy. What's happy? Happiness is over when the lights come on
Oh, Mona, we're all damned fools! Some of us just have more fun with it than others. Loosen up, dear! Don't be so afraid to cry . . . or laugh, for that matter. Laugh all you want and cry all you want and whistle at pretty men in the street and to with anybody who thinks you're a damned fool!
Pete thinks we all have a blacking factory: some awful moment, early on, when we surrender our childish hearts as surely as we lose our baby teeth.
I know I can't tell you what it's like to be gay. But I can tell you what it's not. It's not hiding behind words, Mama. Like family and decency and Christianity.
I felt very close to God.... My friends say that's because I was always on my knees.
Her apartment seemed fussier than ever, as if the doilies and tassels had taken to breeding in their unguarded moments.
But I will say that the drugs are much more ferocious then they used to be. There are people wrecking their lives with addiction, which seems much more severe.
But it's amazing how many people think that gay men should slink off into the shadows when it comes to having friendships with children.
For the most part, I have a very manageable celebrity. People recognize me from time to time, and they usually say very appreciative things. It affords me a great deal of pleasure.
I believe very firmly that gay people of every stripe and age should be role models for all children, and that means interacting with them.
I can't imagine a more fulfilling thing for a writer than that you've made a strong impact on the lives of other people. Just because I've heard it before does not mean I don't want to hear it one more time.
I know that when Terry and I were together, 10 years ago, he did not appreciate it when people would ask him what it is like being partnered with a celebrity. Precisely because it suggested that he had no value.
I think that instinct, that storytelling instinct, rescued me most of my life.
I've always drawn on bits and pieces of my own life.
It may interest you to know that my breakup with Terry and this mystery did not happen concurrently in real life. That is a writer's device, which places Gabriel under even greater pressure when the mystery begins to reveal itself.
I've always believed you can get closer to the truth by pretending not to speak it.
I haven't lost faith in human nature and I haven't decided to be less compassionate to strangers.
Being in love is the only transcendent experience.
I'm the age now that Rock was when he picked me up, so I can understand how he felt - how his fame limited his freedom. You get kinder as you go along.