"The world changes in direct proportion to the number of people willing to be honest about their lives."
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."Armistead Maupin on Maya Angelou
"Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent."Armistead Maupin on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."Armistead Maupin on Reinhold Niebuhr
"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek."Armistead Maupin on Barack Obama
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."Armistead Maupin on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."
"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."
"Being in love is the only transcendent experience."
"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."