"Beware of anyone who says they know. Trust me, they don't, or they wouldn't have to say they did."
"Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none."Harvey Fierstein on William Shakespeare
"For every good reason there is to lie, there is a better reason to tell the truth."Harvey Fierstein on Bo Bennett
"The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool."Harvey Fierstein on Stephen King
"Learning to trust is one of life's most difficult tasks."Harvey Fierstein on Isaac Watts
"Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement."Harvey Fierstein on Golda Meir
"Art has the power to transform, to illuminate, to educate, inspire and motivate."
"Also, if you want to reach people, theatre is not always the best way to do it."
"My play Safe Sex was picked apart because critics thought it was untrue. It was a play in which no one had AIDS, but the characters talked about how it was going to change their lives."
"What looks absolutely fabulous in rehearsal can fall flat in front of an audience. The audience dictates what you do or don't change."
"In Torch Song, I did that character almost non-stop from 1978 until I made the movie in 1987. Then I had some failure, which also colors how you react to doing other things."