"The most successful marriages, gay or straight, even if they begin in romantic love, often become friendships. It's the ones that become the friendships that last."
"Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow."Andrew Sullivan on William Shakespeare
"Deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance."Andrew Sullivan on Oscar Wilde
"The word 'romance,' according to the dictionary, means excitement, adventure, and something extremely real. Romance should last a lifetime."Andrew Sullivan on Billy Graham
"A tramp, a gentleman, a poet, a dreamer, a lonely fellow, always hopeful of romance and adventure."Andrew Sullivan on Charlie Chaplin
"Romantic love is mental illness. But it's a pleasurable one. It's a drug. It distorts reality, and that's the point of it. It would be impossible to fall in love with someone that you really saw."Andrew Sullivan on Fran Lebowitz
"I can barely remember what I wrote yesterday, let alone 10 years ago."
"What gay culture is before it is anything else, before it is a culture of desire or a culture of subversion or a culture of pain, is a culture of friendship."
"You know, American citizens, I don't think, ever thought that the right to the pursuit of happiness did not include the right to marry the person you love. But for a whole number of Americans, gay Americans, that happens to be true."
"My own early crusade for same-sex marriage, for example, is now mainstream gay politics. It wasn't when I started."
"When I first started talking about gay marriage, most people in the gay community looked at me as if I was insane or possibly a fascist reactionary."