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Gay History Quotes


"If I was gay, I would be the best gay of all history." - Julio Iglesias

"Politicians against gay marriage now, are the future villains of our American History books." - Natalie Maines

"Donald Trump is obviously the most pro-gay candidate in American electoral history." - Milo Yiannopoulos

"Coming out as gay was an easy enough matter for me, since I worked in a profession where being gay had a long history of being accepted." - Stephen Fry

"History moves fast. It's hard to believe that gay Americans achieved full constitutional personhood just five years after corporations did!" - Stephen Colbert

"Patriotism ruins history." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Patriotism corrupts history." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"History is herstory too." - Anonymous

"Leave history to historians." - Ali Babacan

"Strip malls are history." - Jeff Bezos

"I filed the first gay rights bill in Massachusetts history in 1972 in the legislature, one of the first in the country." - Barney Frank

"The history of missions is the history of answered prayer." - Samuel Marinus Zwemer

"The history of medicine is the history of the unusual." - Robert M. Fresco

"The history of mankind is the history of ideas." - Ludwig Von Mises

"History teaches that nations do not learn from history." - Bruce Fein

"The history of art is the history of revivals." - Samuel Butler

"The history of astronomy is a history of receding horizons." - Edwin Powell Hubble

"History doesn't have a curfew." - John Green

"History is the devil's scripture." - Lord Byron

"Only the vanquished remember history." - Marshall Mcluhan

"History is the gradual instant" - Anne Michaels

"History is where tensions were." - Howard Nemerov

"History is no criminal court" - Leopold Von Ranke

"History: A distillation of rumor." - Thomas Carlyle

"History provides no precise guidelines." - Douglas Hurd

"Feeling so gay, feeling so gay." - David Bowie

"Respect gay couples but no gay adoptions." - Mike Huckabee

"Study history, study history. In history lies all the secrets of statecraft." - Winston Churchill

"I am gay. I am a Jew. My mother lost over a dozen of her family to Hitler's anti-Semitism. Every time in Russia (and it is constantly) a gay teenager is forced into suicide, a lesbian 'correctively' raped, gay men and women beaten to death by neo-Nazi thugs while the Russian police stand idly by, the world is diminished and I for one, weep anew at seeing history repeat itself." - Stephen Fry

"Women and eating disorders have such a long history, but now I see it happening to gay men. And when it comes to anorexia, bulimia, body dysmorphia, gay men are far worse than women. They take it way more seriously. Why diet when you can take crystal meth?" - Margaret Cho

"The Stonewall riots were a key moment for gay people. Throughout modern history, gays had thought of themselves as something like a mental illness or maybe a sin or a crime. Gay liberation allowed us to make the leap to being a 'minority group,' which made life much easier." - Edmund White

"There is a history of gay people pretending to be straight. I want to balance the sides. I'm a straight person pretending to be gay. I've had a lot of people to imitate. It's easy when you're British; we're camp by nature, anyway." - Robbie Williams

"House passes dadt (don't ask don't tell) repeal. A step fwd on equality 4 gay Americans in military. History will judge those who tried 2 block passage on this." - Frank Pallone

"On the court, Jason Collins is not a huge basketball star, but he has already claimed his place in civil rights history as the first openly gay athlete to play in one of the four major U.S. sports leagues." - Nancy Gibbs

"The arc of American history almost inevitably moves toward freedom. Whether it's Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation, the expansion of women's rights or, now, gay rights, I think there is an almost-inevitable march toward greater civil liberties." - James Mcgreevey

"Gay writers now have both a sense of history and the fables that allows them to dwell in the realms of the ridiculous and at the same time talk seriously about things." - Tony Kushner

"Homophobia is gay." - Frank Iero

"Gay as a daffodil." - Freddie Mercury

"Most priests are gay." - Madonna Ciccone

"Being gay is immutable." - Andrew Solomon

"I'm Israeli and gay." - Gideon Raff

"I am not gay." - Roberto Cavalli

"I'm not gay." - Matthew Morrison

"No, I'm not gay." - Eric Stonestreet

"s past history and stand alone." - Marion Woodman

"History without politics descends to mere Literature." - John Robert Seeley

"History is a record of exploded ideas." - John Fisher, 1st Baron Fisher

"The history of mankind is his character." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Our best history is still poetry." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Biography is the only true history." - Thomas Carlyle

"History isn't through with me yet." - Ferdinand Marcos

"Philosophy is the history of philosophy." - Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

"The curves of your lips rewrite history." - Oscar Wilde

"History never repeats itself. Man always does." - Voltaire

"Well-behaved women never make history." - Maria Shriver

"Iraq has no history of ethnic conflict." - Paul Wolfowitz

"Happy is the nation without a history." - Cesare Beccaria

"History is as Old as My Grandfather" - Adolf Hitler

"History is all explained by geography." - Robert Penn Warren

"People who behave rarely make history." - Josh Linkner

"History works itself out in the living." - Louise Erdrich

"History is the teacher of life" - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"History is the school of statesmanship." - John Robert Seeley

"Harlem is filled with moments of history." - Cheo Hodari Coker

"People have different ways of interpreting history." - Nate Silver

"There is properly no history; only biography." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"History is written by the victors." - Winston Churchill

"History is like a constantly changing tree." - David Irving

"History is a relay of revolutions." - Saul Alinsky

"History is about loops and continuums." - Mike Bidlo

"All history . . . is an inarticulate Bible." - Thomas Carlyle

"But I regret not having liked history." - Eva Herzigova

"Obviously I think it's really important to look back at your history, and that's why I think things like Pride are important. It's not necessarily about your experience of life, it's not about whether you find it difficult to be gay; it's about the fact that people have fought over hundreds of years for this to be okay, and also that there are many countries in the world where it's still not, and it's very dangerous to be gay." - Shura

"I am not gay. I never have been gay." - Larry Craig

"The sorrowful dislike the gay, and the gay the sorrowful." - Horace

"She wasn't only gay, she was a gay elf." - Maureen Johnson

"Being gay is natural. Hating gay is a lifestyle choice." - John Fugelsang

"I'm for gay marriage, because I'm for gay divorce." - Melissa Etheridge

"It's unfortunate we live in a society where "gay" is an insult. To some of these boys, who are from really red states and have families with military history, to be called gay is the worst thing imaginable, and that's used against them. It's really interesting that these are the people drawn into the tickling world. If the people drawn into competitive endurance tickling, even if they were straight, came from liberal, accepting backgrounds, the backlash of calling them gay wouldn't be a problem. But it's a problem because of where these people are from. That's really fascinating to me." - David Farrier

"What is life, when wanting love? Night without a morning; Love's the cloudless summer sun, Nature gay adorning." - Robert Burns

"I'm gay. I know things." - P C Cast

"The Gay Science, section 108" - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Everybody in Berlin is gay!" - Tracey Ullman

"Gay rights are human rights." - Hillary Clinton

"I'm not against gay people." - Manny Pacquiao

"I'm gay. It's pretty unfortunate." - Louis Tomlinson

"I am a gay American." - James Mcgreevey

"The history of literature is the history of the human mind." - William H. Prescott

"There is no history of artthere is the history of artists." - Marianne von Werefkin

"Home gives you something no other place can... your history. Home is where your history begins." - Billie Letts

"The history of mankind, the history of salvation, passes by way of the family." - Pope John Paul Ii

"The only thing we learn from history is that we learn nothing from history." - Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

"We can learn from history on condition that we understand it is history." - Roger Kaplan

"Another foundational truth is that God has a plan for history. History is providential, not accidental. ..." - D. A. Fisher

"History had a slow pulse; man counted in years, history in generations" - Arthur Koestler

"Our old history ends with the Cross; our new history begins with the resurrection." - Watchman Nee

"My whole written history is one big lie! I mean, I can't even believe my history." - Dennis Hopper

"Reading history while you make history can teach you a lot." - George W Bush

"We are not makers of history. We are made by history." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them." - James A Baldwin

"History is history." - Troy Vincent

"For decades, this great leader, often at Dr. King's side, was denied his rightful place in history because he was openly gay. No medal can change that, but today, we honor Bayard Rustin's memory by taking our place in his march towards true equality, no matter who we are or who we love." - Barack Obama

"Religiously, we longed for the lively life in Christ, but we did not fully see that we were equally longing for the lively life of the mind - the delights of conversation at once serious and gay, which is, whatever its subject, Christ or poetry or history, the ultimately civilized thing." - Sheldon Vanauken

"Gay men are guardians of the masculine impulse. To have anonymous sex in a dark alleyway is to pay homage to the dream of male freedom. The unknown stranger is a wandering pagan god. The altar, as in pre-history, is anywhere you kneel." - Camille Paglia

"There's nothing entertaining about watching goons hurl venomous slurs at congressmen like the civil rights hero John Lewis and the openly gay Barney Frank How curious that a mob fond of likening President Obama to Hitler knows so little about history that it doesn't recognize its own small-scale mimicry of Kristallnacht." - Frank Rich

"I got married a bit late, I agree. In any other period of history I'd have been dead at that age and they'd have assumed I was gay. Like Michelangelo, or Leonardo da Vinci. But I was a late developer. I didn't go through puberty until I was 35." - David Duchovny

"There's nothing entertaining about watching goons hurl venomous slurs at congressmen like the civil rights hero John Lewis and the openly gay Barney Frank How curious that a mob fond of likening President Obama to Hitler knows so little about history that it does' recognize its own small-scale mimicry of Kristallnacht." - Frank Rich

"I love the word faggot, because it describes my kind of guy! You see, I am a fag hag. Fag hags are the backbone of the gay community. Without us, you're nothing! We have been there all through history guiding your sorry ass through the underground railroad! We went to the prom with you!" - Margaret Cho

"Few writers in history have ever been 'politically correct' (a notion that rapidly changes in any case), and there's no reason to imagine that gay writers will ever suit their readers, especially since that readership is splintered into ghettos within ghettos." - Edmund White

"In a novel, I think you have a contract with the reader to make the character representative - of a moment in history, a social class... for instance, I wanted to make the boy in 'A Boy's Own Story' more like other gay men of my generation in their youth and not like me." - Edmund White

"The issue of equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals has vexed politicians for decades. I have my own cloudy history with the issue, having supported a law in Mississippi that made it illegal for LGBT couples to adopt children. I believed at the time this was a principled position based on my faith." - Ronnie Musgrove

"Gunn would be an important figure-rewarding, delightful, accomplished, enduring-in the history of English-language poetry even were his life not as fascinating as it now seems; he would be an important figure in the history of gay writing and in the history of transatlantic literary relations even were his poetry not so good as it is. With his life as it was and his works as they are, he's an obvious candidate for a volume of retrospective and critical essays, and this one is first-rate." - Stephen Burt

"The history of a people are found in its songs." - George Jellinek

"Stand up and walk out of your history" - Phil Mcgraw

"History employs evolution to structure biological events in time." - Stephen Jay Gould

"The whole history of baseball has the quality of mythology." - Bernard Malamud

"It feels good to be a part of history." - Kevin Durant

"My history teacher was so old, he taught from memory." - Henny Youngman

"History is but a confused heap of facts." - Lord Chesterfield

"There is a history in all men's lives." - William Shakespeare

"History is a better guide than good intentions." - Jeane Kirkpatrick

"There is no record in history of a happy philosopher." - H L Mencken

"Someone calls biography the home aspect of history." - Henry Ward Beecher

"We know that we are close to making history." - Lionel Messi

"Like mold on books, grow myths on history." - Laini Taylor

"Conventional history completely ignores half the human race." - Barbara Mertz

"When we apologize we end our struggle with history." - John Kador

"Mythology is the mother of religions, and grandmother of history." - Zsuzsanna Budapest

"Web standards keep you out of the dustbin of history." - Joshua Greenberg

"Does the business have a consistent operating history?" - Warren Buffett

"Some people make headlines while others make history." - Philip Elmer-DeWitt

"Ancient history is oddly short on incorrect omens." - Stacy Schiff

"If you don't remember history accurately, how can you learn?" - Maya Lin

"As history shows, dead metaphors make good idols." - Elizabeth A. Johnson

"The motive force of history is truth and not lies." - Leon Trotsky

"History punishes those that come late to it." - Mikhail Gorbachev

"If we could read the secret history of our enemies," - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"A page of history is worth a pound of logic." - Oliver Wendell Holmes

"The history of a people is found in its songs." - George Jellinek

"The reign of imagology begins where history ends." - Milan Kundera

"Is your Christianity ancient history-or current events?" - Samuel M. Shoemaker

"Every time history repeats itself the price goes up." - Anonymous

"Free people will set the course of history." - George W Bush

"History is an alternating series of frying pans and fires." - Peter Esterhazy

"Scars are stories, history written on the body" - Kathryn Harrison

"Official history is believing the murderers at their word." - Simone Weil

"The major force in world history is sheer dumbness." - Eric Wolf

"The horror of our history has purged me of opinions." - John Barth

"The South is a region that history has happened to." - Richard M. Weaver

"History may be accurate, but archaeology is precise." - Doug Scott



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