"I burned out on AIDS and did no AIDS work for a couple of years. I was so angry that people were still getting this disease that nobody can give you - you have to go out and get it!"
"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."Harvey Fierstein on Confucius
"All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence."Harvey Fierstein on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."Harvey Fierstein on Thomas A. Edison
"By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day."Harvey Fierstein on Robert Frost
"Nothing will work unless you do."Harvey Fierstein on Maya Angelou
"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."