"Theater has to resonate in your heart in a way that movies don't."
"Film spectators are quiet vampires."Harvey Fierstein on Jim Morrison
"Am I a romantic? I've seen 'Wuthering Heights' ten times. I'm a romantic."Harvey Fierstein on Johnny Depp
"You know what your problem is, it's that you haven't seen enough movies - all of life's riddles are answered in the movies."Harvey Fierstein on Steve Martin
"This film cost $31 million. With that kind of money I could have invaded some country."Harvey Fierstein on Clint Eastwood
"Movies can and do have tremendous influence in shaping young lives in the realm of entertainment towards the ideals and objectives of normal adulthood."Harvey Fierstein on Walt Disney
"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."