"The great thing about suicide is that it's not one of those things you have to do now or you lose your chance. I mean, you can always do it later."
"Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people."Harvey Fierstein on Eleanor Roosevelt
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."Harvey Fierstein on Albert Einstein
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."Harvey Fierstein on William Shakespeare
"One sees great things from the valley only small things from the peak."Harvey Fierstein on Gilbert K. Chesterton
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."Harvey Fierstein on Winston Churchill
"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."