Twenty Inspirational Quotes

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Not all of the quotes below are necessarily gay quotes, some of them just seem to speak to me, but most of them are about homosexuality.  I hope you enjoy them.  Sometimes I just love a great quote.
  1. 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
  2.  Homosexuality is god’s way of insuring that the truly gifted aren’t burdened with children.Sam Austin
  3.  If God had wanted me otherwise, He would have created me otherwise. —Johann von Goethe
  4.  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
  5.  If homosexuality is a disease, let’s all call in queer to work: “Hello. Can’t work today, still queer.” —Robin Tyler
  6.  If horse racing is the sport of kings, then drag racing must be the sport of queens. —Bert R. Sugar
  7.  If Michelangelo had been straight, the Sistine Chapel would have been wallpapered. —Robin Tyler
  8.  I’m a supporter of gay rights. And not a closet supporter either. From the time I was a kid, I have never been able to understand attacks upon the gay community. There are so many qualities that make up a human being… by the time I get through with all the things that I really admire about people, what they do with their private parts is probably so low on the list that it is irrelevant. —Paul Newman
  9.  It’s a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy. —Lucille Ball
  10.  Jesse Helms and Newt Gingrich were shaking hands congratulating themselves on the introduction of an antigay bill in Congress. If it passes, they won’t be able to shake hands, because it will then be illegal for a prick to touch an asshole. —Judy Carte
  11.  Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth.Benjamin Disraeli
  12.  Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.Harvey Fierstein
  13.  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
  14.  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
  15.  The Bible contains six admonishments to homosexuals and 362 admonishments to heterosexuals. That doesn’t mean that God doesn’t love heterosexuals. It’s just that they need more supervision.Lynn Lavner
  16.  The next time someone asks you, “Hey, howdja get to be a homosexual anyway?” tell them, “Homosexuals are chosen first on talent, then interview… then the swimsuit and evening gown competition pretty much gets rid of the rest of them.”Karen Williams
  17.  We are not the first but I am sure we will not be the last. After us will come many other countries, driven, ladies and gentleman, by two unstopable forces: freedom and equalityJose Luis Rodrigueaz, Prime Minister of Spain (In speech given after Spain legalized gay marriage)
  18.  What is straight? A line can be straight, or a street, but the human heart, oh, no, it’s curved like a road through mountains.Tennessee Williams (A Streetcar Named Desire, 1947)
  19.  I don’t think homosexuality is a choice. Society forces you to think it’s a choice, but in fact, it’s in one’s nature. The choice is whether one expresses one’s nature truthfully or spends the rest of one’s life lying about it.Marlo Thomas
  20.  Homosexuality, is regarded as shameful by barbarians and by those who live under despotic governments just as philosophy is regarded as shameful by them, because it is apparently not in the interest of such rulers to have great ideas engendered in their subjects, or powerful friendships or passionate love-all of which homosexuality is particularly apt to produce. —Plato

About Joe

I began my life in the South and for five years lived as a closeted teacher, but am now making a new life for myself as an oral historian in New England. I think my life will work out the way it was always meant to be. That doesn't mean there won't be ups and downs; that's all part of life. It means I just have to be patient. I feel like October 7, 2015 is my new birthday. It's a beginning filled with great hope. It's a second chance to live my life…not anyone else's. My profile picture is "David and Me," 2001 painting by artist Steve Walker. It happens to be one of my favorite modern gay art pieces. View all posts by Joe

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