"How time files when you's doin' all the talking."
"Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present."Harvey Fierstein on Roger Babson
"The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time."Harvey Fierstein on Abraham Lincoln
"Lost time is never found again."Harvey Fierstein on Benjamin Franklin
"Patience and time do more than strength or passion."Harvey Fierstein on Jean de La Fontaine
"The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is."Harvey Fierstein on C. S. Lewis
"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."