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Gay Life Quotes


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

"Life is earnest, art is gay." - Friedrich Schiller

"As a gay person, my life has been marginalized." - Ira Sachs

"In my real life, both my bosses are gay. On the 'Real Housewives of Atlanta,' Andy Cohen is gay, everybody at Bravo is gay - we call them the gay mafia. Over at 'Glee' and 'The New Normal,' my boss Ryan Murphy is gay. On the show, my boss, played by Andrew Reynolds, is gay in real life. I'm surrounded by all my gay bosses." - Nene Leakes

"Paradoxically, since gay men rarely have gay parents, cultural transmission must come from friends or strangers (a problem since the generations so seldom mix in gay life)." - Edmund White

"I have gay friends in my life who are conservative. I have gay friends in my life who are for gay marriage and against gay marriage. I believe in an open and free debate." - Andrew Breitbart

"I'm so sick of gay this, gay that. I could care less. It ain't affecting my life at all." - Larry The Cable Guy

"Leisure for reverie, gay or somber, does much to enrich life." - Mary Ritter Beard

"Discovering I'm gay just sort of happened much later in life," - Sheryl Swoopes

"It's hard to know what's gay in life. Boxing. That's two men fighting over a belt." - Demetri Martin

"My life there[in New York] was almost entirely about gay men for 30 years." - Nan Goldin

"Leisure for reverie, gay or somber, does much to enrich life." - Miriam Beard

"It's better to have a gay life of it than to commit suicide." - Vincent Van Gogh

"Being gay is nothing but another way to live your life." - Connor Paolo

"Thanks to every gay person in public and non-public life who has come out." - Ian Mckellen

"Anything that raises any internal honesty about gay life is inherently suspect." - Andrew Sullivan

"Discovering I'm gay just sort of happened much later in life." - Sheryl Swoopes

"I've never worked where it was hard to be gay. Besides, being gay is a spectacular irrelevance to getting on with your life." - Clive Barker

"My life has been immensely enriched by gay mentors, colleagues and friends, and any discrimination and persecution of gay people is unacceptable." - Mikhail Baryshnikov

"Here was long period on my life when I was very disappointed by the fact I wasn't gay. Because I grew up going to gay clubs, living in New York and LA, both very gay cities." - Moby

"I'm interested in gay characters - not trying to sensationalize gay characters, just [representing] who are in my personal life. I'm interested in exploring my world and my friends, and a lot of them happen to be gay." - Jamie Babbit

"I didn't choose the fact that I was gay, but I did choose whether to live my life as a gay woman-that was the terrifying thing for me. Especially being a gay actress." - Portia De Rossi

"I am going around British secondary schools, as a gay man talking about my life, and encouraging schools to get rid of homophobic bullying and to care for their gay members of staff and their gay students." - Ian Mckellen

"You don't bring in a gay character as a way of commenting on gay issues. You have one there because he's real, and that's his life, no less so than your life is yours." - Teju Cole

"To play a repressed gay man, I had to explore what life was like in an era of sexual repression." - Leonardo Dicaprio

"No matter gay, straight or bi, lesbian, transgendered life, I'm on the right track baby I was born to survive." - Lady Gaga

"Believe me, Being gay is not a choice. Noone would choose to make life harder than it has to be." - Jodi Picoult

"Being gay is just one aspect of my very complicated life. I do not wear it on my sleeve." - Patricia Cornwell

"After coming out as gay, I soon felt a lot more comfortable in my life, moment to moment." - Jane Velezmitchell

"I don't think there is a guy that played more gay characters than I have done in my life." - Antonio Banderas

"Everybody knew me as a gay man, and in my life in London, I never tried to hide." - Luke Evans

"I have lived my life very openly, and have never hidden the fact that I am gay!" - Jonathan Knight

"If I were gay, life would be a lot simpler. I'm kind of annoyed that I'm not." - Grace Slick

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

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

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

"I hate being called a homosexual because I don't feel that way. It really upsets me ... Being gay can happen in any walk of life, in any world. If you have one gay experience, does that mean you're gay? If you have one heterosexual experience, does that mean you're straight? Life doesn't work quite so cut and dried." - Billie Jean King

"Gay life in 1970 was very bleak, compartmentalized. You didn't take it to work. You had to really lead a double life. There were bars, but you sort of snuck in and snuck out. Activism and gay pride simply didn't exist. I don't even think the word 'gay' was in existence." - Larry Kramer

"I grew up around gay people my entire life, basically, that's possibly why I'm quite camp, and some people think I'm gay when I meet them, which I think is awesome. It's always good to keep them guessing," - Daniel Radcliffe

"Christianity is seen by more and more people as a negative message: anti gay, anti immigrant, anti abortion (as the only life issue), anti gay marriage, anti the Democratic party." - Richard Rohr

"I grew up around gay people my entire life, basically, that's possibly why I'm quite camp, and some people think I'm gay when I meet them, which I think is awesome. It's always good to keep them guessing," - Daniel Radcliffe

"I have no idea why gay men love me, but I would have to assume it's because they know how much I love the gays! Everyone needs a good gay man in their life." - Chelsea Handler

"The gay people I knew in real life were soft spoken and didn't want to call attention to themselves because they were terrified of exposing themselves, of people finding out that they're gay." - Chris Colfer

"Yes, but I think if you look at it with a sort of gay sensibility and want everything to be positive about gay life, it could be interpreted as antigay." - John Schlesinger

"If what I read doesn't reflect my life - whether I'm gay or Latino or on welfare - doesn't that really mean that my life is not valuable?" - Walter Dean Myers

"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

"I have lived my life very openly and have never hidden the fact that I am gay. Apparently the prerequisite to being a gay public figure is to appear on the cover of a magazine with the caption 'I am gay.' I apologize for not doing so if this is what was expected." - Jonathan Knight

"I know a lot of gay males who I work with that are fantastic people and I love hanging out with them. But because I hang out and bring gay men into my life, does that mean that I'm gay? I promise you that I very much love women" - Ryan Seacrest

"I have some good friends of my own who happen to be gay, and when it comes to gay, straight, or whatever, I'm for anything life-affirmative. I'm for gay power, straight power, male power, female power; everybody should feel empowered without oppressing anyone who's different." - Matthew Mcconaughey

"I know a lot of gay males who I work with that are fantastic people and I love hanging out with them. But because I hang out and bring gay men into my life, does that mean that I'm gay? I promise you that I very much love women." - Ryan Seacrest

"For a while, the gay thing seemed like such a big deal. But now, I don't think it is. It's just a comedy-drama about people who live in the United States. It's a slice-of-life. I play a character-that's it. But I was well aware of the gay lifestyle before the show. I've been hit on in a really strong way by gay men who've tried to convert me, and a lot of my heroes are gay. William Burroughs, Lou Reed. Well, I guess Lou Reed is bi. The point is, it's 2002, gay life is no longer that shocking." - Gale Harold

"Life is but a sleep disturbed by dreaming, prompted by the will; the saddened soul with sadness hides it's secrets, and the gay, with thrill." - Khalil Gibran

"Anyone who still feels today that he has to lead a double life because he's gay is driven by a fear that I think is unfounded." - Jens Spahn

"There are certain performers that the gay community receives and recognizes with love, and my whole life, I've always responded to those same artists," - Annaleigh Ashford

"I very much want to inject gay culture into the mainstream. It's not an underground tool for me. It's my whole life." - Lady Gaga

"In the fifth season [of Star Trek: The Next Generation] viewers will see more of shipboard life [including] gay crew members in day-to-day circumstances." - Gene Roddenberry

"I've known straight and gay people all my life. I can't tell the difference... But I'd never marry a guy I didn't like." - Willie Nelson

"Gay men greet each other just like straight guys do... If one of the straight guys saved the other one's life." - Dov Davidoff

"I want my gay life to not wind up on the streets-on Second Avenue. But at the same time, I don't care if it does." - Jack Pierson

"Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree, Merry merry king of the bush is he. Laugh, Kookaburra, laugh, Kookaburra, Gay your life must be!" - Marion Sinclair

"Even though I'm from the Midwest, the majority of my life has been spent on the coasts where being gay wasn't really much of a conversation." - Andrew Rannells

"I didn't have any role models. I really thought I was doomed to this loveless, lonely life. I didn't know any gay people until I began doing theater." - Bryan Batt

"Most simply but profoundly, I chose to live an honest life, which I think as a gay person is not a given." - Ira Sachs

"There are certain performers that the gay community receives and recognizes with love, and my whole life, I've always responded to those same artists." - Annaleigh Ashford

"In the '50s and '60s, the life of a gay man was a secret. Homosexuality was illegal, so you didn't draw attention to yourself." - Ian Mckellen

"One of the great things about being gay and out is that the papers couldn't care less about your love life." - Graham Norton

"I'm living by example by continuing on with my career and having a full, rich life, and I am incidentally gay." - Portia De Rossi

"I've lived my whole life exactly the way I've wanted to. Being gay, being white, being male, it doesn't matter to me. They're all things I'm born with." - Johnny Weir

""Let's say we discover the gene that says the kid's gonna be gay. How many parents, if they knew before the kid was gonna be born, [that he] was gonna be gay, they would take the pregnancy to term? Well, you don't know but let's say half of them said, "Oh, no, I don't wanna do that to a kid." [Then the] gay community finds out about this. The gay community would do the fastest 180 and become pro-life faster than anybody you've ever seen. ... They'd be so against abortion if it was discovered that you could abort what you knew were gonna be gay babies."" - Rush Limbaugh

"What has become clear to me is that it is not the inherent nature of being gay that causes such a reduced life; it is, rather, the social circumstances around being gay: the perceptions of it and the cultural norms that it is said to violate. As some of those norms have changed, I have been able to be gay, to have a marriage, to have a family, and to have - if there is wood to knock on - a fortunate and happy life." - Andrew Solomon

"I've always been impelled to say the truth. When I was 14, in 1954, I already wrote a gay novel, though I'd never read one. I felt that life handed me a great subject, gay life, that had scarcely been examined, and I was impelled to record it in all its strange detail." - Edmund White

"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

"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

"When I first came up, the whole AIDS epidemic was starting, and the gay community that I experienced from the beginning of my career was mostly - and overwhelmingly - concerned with staying alive. And, also, I felt really aware of the preciousness of life and time. The gay community and people who were HIV-positive were treated so badly, and I was very disturbed by things. But I also saw a lot of love and connection in the gay community at that time." - Madonna Ciccone

"One of my best friends growing up was gay. It's never been an issue for me. I think there was a time in my life, probably in college, that I wished every guy was gay because it meant more woman for me! I don't know what everyone's problem with it is, I wish everyone was gay! That's always the way I thought about it. I have no issue with it. If I have to suffer through marriage why shouldn't they?" - Donald Trump, Jr.

"Karla Jay's intimate account of life in the early years of feminism and gay liberation is as irresistible as a novel, but as credible, humorous, and unexpected as real life." - Gloria Steinem

"I think living my happy, open life and showing young gay kids you can be successful, you can have love in your life, you can be a contributing member of society and you can be respected - I think that's it." - Bryan Batt

"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

"The death of anti-gay hate speech is no doubt being hastened by the head-spinning speed with which gays as a group - to say nothing of gay marriage - are becoming an unremarkable and even quite traditional parts of American life." - Jeffrey Kluger

"Until the moment I came out as a gay, I have kept my personal life and my career strictly separate from each other. No one was supposed to know that I'm gay. This game of hide-and-seek was incredibly strenuous and it took a lot of energy out of me. Now I'm hoping that I can put that energy into my training." - Orlando Cruz

"Unfortunately I'm still straight. But who knows, life is complicated and maybe I'll wake up gay tomorrow! Here's hoping. And congratulations to everyone who lives in a place where they can marry the person they love, regardless of gender!" - Moby

"One of the definitive works on gay life. Through this collective testimony we may come to understand what it is to be 'the other'; in short, the other part of ourselves." - Studs Terkel

"[Marriage] a bond for life, and whether you're gay or straight, it makes no difference to being married. What marriage stands for is that you love that person... You want to commit yourself to that person forever." - Cheryl Cole

"Stint yourself, as you think good, in other things; but don't scruple freedom in brightening home. Gay furniture and a brilliant garden are a sight day by day, and make life blither." - Charles Buxton

"The brief span of our poor unhappy life to its final hour Is hastening on; and while we drink and call for gay wreaths, Perfumes, and young girls, old age creeps upon us, unperceived." - Juvenal

"Never to have lived is best, ancient writers say. Never to have drawn the breath of life, never to have looked into the eye of day; The second best's a gay goodnight and quickly turn away." - William Butler Yeats

"The hallway of every man's life is paced with pictures; pictures gay and pictures gloomy, all useful, for if we be wise, we can learn from them a richer and braver way to live." - Sean O'Casey

"If it is gay, ribald and lascivious night-life you are after, Israel is not the place for you. The night clubs you do find are nearer in spirit to a YMCA than to dens of iniquity." - George Mikes

"you must be gay; only thus can life be endured. I speak from experience for I have had to endure much, and have only been able to endure it because I have always laughed whenever I had the chance." - Catherine The Great

"Man's nature is not a bit the same as wines. He loses flavour as his life declines. We drink the oldest wine that comes our way. Old men get nasty, old wines make us gay." - Alexis Sanchez

"And the life of the ebony clock went out with that of the last of the gay. And the flames of the tripods expired. And Darkness and Decay and the Red Death held illimitable dominion over all." - Edgar Allan Poe

"I've had many, you know, happy ending sleepovers'in my early youth - my period of exploration. I think that's essential. Anyone who hasn't had a gay moment is probably trying to avoid some confrontation with a reality in their life." - Ezra Miller

"I've never had knickers or marriage proposals. Most of my fans are blokes serving life in jail, troubled kids, and a lot of gay guys. I never get the mid-20s, beautiful women fanbase." - Kelvin Fletcher

"Sing away, ay, sing away, Merry little bird Always gayest of the gay, Though a woodland roundelay You ne'er sung not heard; Though your life from youth to age Passes is a narrow cage." - Dinah Craik

"Lots have said since what the film Maurice meant to gay men. I had a guy in New York who recognized me and jumped off a bus to tell me how I changed his life. Isn't that something?" - James Ivory

"I came from a pretty accepting community, and my school had a lot of openly gay and LGBT-plus people. When I joined YouTube, I saw a lot more hostility than I saw in my everyday life." - Tyler Oakley

"We all get one life to live here. It's 2012, and for gay and lesbian couples who are in love, not to be able to be married is so absurd." - Howard Stern

"The brief span of our poor unhappy life to its final hour Is hastening on; and while we drink and call for gay wreaths, Perfumes, and young girls, old age creeps upon us, unperceived." - Juvenal

"i who have died am alive again today, and this is the sun's birthday;this is the birth day of life and of love and wings:and of the gay great happening illimitably earth" - E E Cummings

"'Normal Life' looks at the current moment in trans politics, understanding that it is often assumed that trans resistance strategies should mimic the lesbian and gay legal rights frameworks that have become so visible in recent decades." - Dean Spade

"Most of my favorite people in my life are gay. It's something I'm super passionate about, because whenever I would see my friends get bullied, or my brother get hurt for his sexuality, I would become a raging lunatic." - Ariana Grande

"The hallway of every man's life is paced with pictures; pictures gay and pictures gloomy, all useful, for if we be wise, we can learn from them a richer and braver way to live." - Sean Ocasey

"It became clear to me in an instant that living a gay life without publicly acknowledging it is simply not enough to make any significant contribution to the immense work that lies ahead on the road to complete equality." - Zachary Quinto

"Seeing the road show of 'A Chorus Line' in 1977 at the Orpheum Theater in downtown Memphis was a life-changing event for me: there were gay people, on the stage, and they all lived in New York." - Ira Sachs

"As a heterosexual man, I've never really doubted my sexuality, but I've had men in my life and thought, 'If I was gay, I'd be with him' - you know?" - Garret Dillahunt

"I love San Francisco and Brighton has something of San Francisco about it. It's by the sea, there's a big gay community, a feeling of people being there because they enjoy their life there." - Brian Eno

"Mental illness is the last frontier. The gay thing is part of everyday life now on a show like 'Modern Family,' but mental illness is still full of stigma. Maybe it is time for that to change." - Eric Mccormack

"With 'Fellow Travelers,' I think I was consciously trying to imagine what my own life as a gay man might have been like if I'd been born exactly 20 years earlier." - Thomas Mallon

"It was one of the most exciting, perfect evenings of my life, my solo debut at Carnegie Hall. And knowing we were all there to raise money for Gay Men's Health Crisis made the evening an extraordinary experience." - Bernadette Peters

"I don't feel like I need to share my personal life, and I don't care if people think I'm gay or not. Assume whatever you want. You do it anyway." - Queen Latifah

"Being gay is a fundamental part of my being - the core of who I've always been, and the thing that I had repressed and run from all my life." - James Mcgreevey

"I think also there was a lot of coming to terms with where I am in life, where I fit in as a gay man in America, and getting more comfortable with who I am." - Bob Mould

"Let Joy or Ease, let Affluence or Content, And the gay Conscience of a life well spent, Calm ev'ry thought, inspirit ev'ry grace, Glow in thy heart, and smile upon thy face." - Alexander Pope

"I'm not gay, a lotta people think I'm gay. I have a girlfriend. She thinks I'm gay." - Tom Delonge

"You'll have many gay people on your side who just because they're gay, doesn't mean they're for gay marriage." - Andrew Breitbart

"There's a whole gay culture in DC, and there are as many gay Republicans as there are gay Democrats." - Kirby Dick

"Gay marriage will destroy the family" - Pope Francis

"Gay adoption is discrimination against children" - Pope Francis

"Some people are gay. Get over it!" - John Barrowman

"I'm not gay, im just liberal-curious" - Kevin Rudd

"I live in a kind of gay bubble. I live in a gay house, I drive a gay car. I eat gay food" - Julian Clary

"I'm not gay, but I'll learn..." - Homer

"I Like Gay Men, Right Ken?" - Eminem

"The gay motes that people the sunbeams." - John Milton

"It's hard being gay in Edwardian times." - Rob James-Collier

"I am invisible in gay bars." - Billy Eichner

"I wasn't a [gay] activist, really..." - Kevin Sessums

"I'm openly gay because I'm a Catholic." - Andrew Sullivan

"Is this that haughty gallant, gay Lothario?" - Nicholas Rowe

"Most pedophiles are straight not gay." - Steven Petrow

"I'm pro-choice. I'm pro-gay rights." - Rudy Giuliani

"Baby carrots are making me gay." - Stephen Colbert

"Gay nightclubs offer better dance music." - Jack Davenport



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