"The thing you can't let go of is gravity. The reality of gravity in writing. If someone says something really mean in a sitcom, and the next wave isn't a reaction to the reality of that, you start losing relatability. In a lot of romantic comedies, they throw out the rules of life."
"Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow."Michael Patrick King on William Shakespeare
"Deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance."Michael Patrick King on Oscar Wilde
"The word 'romance,' according to the dictionary, means excitement, adventure, and something extremely real. Romance should last a lifetime."Michael Patrick King on Billy Graham
"A tramp, a gentleman, a poet, a dreamer, a lonely fellow, always hopeful of romance and adventure."Michael Patrick King on Charlie Chaplin
"Romantic love is mental illness. But it's a pleasurable one. It's a drug. It distorts reality, and that's the point of it. It would be impossible to fall in love with someone that you really saw."Michael Patrick King on Fran Lebowitz
"Let there be no mistake. A gay man alone could never begin to replicate the inner workings of the female mind."
"My mom would be leaving the house and she'd say, 'Don't you pull out all of the old dresses in the attic and put on a show again!' And the door would close, and that's exactly what I'd do. The show was calling me!"