"I do believe we're all connected. I do believe in positive energy. I do believe in the power of prayer. I do believe in putting good out into the world. And I believe in taking care of each other."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Harvey Fierstein on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Harvey Fierstein on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Harvey Fierstein on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Harvey Fierstein on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Harvey Fierstein on Booker T. Washington
"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."