"Being in love is the only transcendent experience."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Armistead Maupin on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Armistead Maupin on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Armistead Maupin on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Armistead Maupin on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Armistead Maupin on Mark Twain
"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."
"The world changes in direct proportion to the number of people willing to be honest about their lives."
"But I'm acutely aware that the possibility of fraud is even more prevalent in today's world because of the Internet and cell phones and the opportunity for instant communication with strangers."
"I haven't lost faith in human nature and I haven't decided to be less compassionate to strangers."
"The film itself involves a New York City radio storyteller, Gabriel Noone, who strikes up a friendship with one of his fans, an abused 14-year-old teenager who is suffering from AIDS, who does not have much longer to live."