Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Wonderful Quotes

For the past little while I've been gathering all the quotes I have found to be helpful and inspiring to gay people. Some have been great retorts when confronted, others are just beautiful. Hope you enjoy them :)

As long as society is anti-gay, then it will seem like being gay is anti-social.
Joseph Francis

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
Dr. Seuss

Everybody's journey is individual. If you fall in love with a boy, you fall in love with a boy. The fact that many Americans consider it a disease says more about them than it does about homosexuality.
James Baldwin

Hateful to me as the gates of Hades is that man who hides one thing in his heart and speaks another.

Homosexuality is God's way of ensuring that the truly gifted aren't burdened with children.
Sam Austin

I am reminded of a colleague who reiterated "all my homosexual patients are quite sick" - to which I finally replied "so are all my heterosexual patients."
Ernest van den Haag, psychotherapist

I don't mind straight people as long as they act gay in public.
Worn by Chicago Bulls Dennis Rodman during a network-TV interview

I get sick of listening to straight people complain about, "Well, hey, we don't have a heterosexual-pride day, why do you need a gay-pride day?" I remember when I was a kid I'd always ask my mom: "Why don't we have a Kid's Day? We have a Mother's Day and a Father's Day, but why don't we have a Kid's Day?" My mom would always say, "Every day is Kid's Day." To all those heterosexuals that bitch about gay pride, I say the same thing: Every day is heterosexual-pride day! Can't you people enjoy your banquet and not piss on those of us enjoying our crumbs over here in the corner?
Rob Nash

I'd rather be black than gay because when you're black you don't have to tell your mother.
Charles Pierce

If homosexuality is a disease, let's all call in queer to work: "Hello. Can't work today, still queer."
Robin Tyler

Isn't it a violation of the Georgia sodomy law for the Supreme Court to have its head up its ass?
Letter to Playboy magazine, February 1987

It always seemed to me a bit pointless to disapprove of homosexuality. It's like disapproving of rain.
Francis Maude

My own belief is that there is hardly anyone whose sexual life, if it were broadcast, would not fill the world at large with surprise and horror.
W. Somerset Maugham

No government has the right to tell its citizens when or whom to love. The only queer people are those who don't love anybody.
Rita Mae Brown

Soldiers who are not afraid of guns, bombs, capture, torture or death say they are afraid of homosexuals. Clearly we should not be used as soldiers; we should be used as weapons.
Letter to the editor, The Advocate

Straight Americans need... an education of the heart and soul. They must understand - to begin with - how it can feel to spend years denying your own deepest truths, to sit silently through classes, meals, and church services while people you love toss off remarks that brutalize your soul.
Bruce Bawer
The Advocate, 28 April 1998

The degree and kind of a man's sexuality reach up into the ultimate pinnacle of his spirit.
Friedrich Nietzsche

The diagnosis of homosexuality as a "disorder" is a contributing factor to the pathology of those homosexuals who do become mentally ill.... Nothing is more likely to make you sick than being constantly told that you are sick.
Ronald Gold

There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Anaïs Nin

When I was in the military they gave me a medal for killing two men and a discharge for loving one.
Leonard P. Matlovich
Epitaph 1988, Thank you, Marlene