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Gay Pride Quotes


"He is purple - the gay-pride color, and his antenna is shaped like a triangle - the gay pride symbol." - Jerry Falwell

"The Kinsey Institute says gay men have bigger sex organs. Hence the origin of gay pride." - Jay Leno

"I am not gay." - Roberto Cavalli

"One disco, one soft ball game, one lost love, one gay pride rally at a time." - Jasmine Guy

"Yeah, the gay pride movement is precious and all, but I think it's about time we asked ourselves what gay people really have to offer to society." - Zach Braff

"Gay rights are human rights." - Hillary Clinton

"Where pride begins, love ceases." - Johann Kaspar Lavater

"Pride sullies the noblest character." - Claudianus

"Pride became this dogma which meant you couldn't criticize anything gay - if you were the least bit critical of gay culture or people or any gay person doing any gay thing, that was an insufficient display of pride. You were suffering from internalized homophobia. As opposed to external homophobia." - Dan Savage

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

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

"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've always had mostly gay male friends." - Melissa Mccarthy

"To me, doing a gay pride show is one of the most fun things. My first show that paid more than $10,000 was in a gay club on New Year's Eve in San Francisco." - Queen Latifah

"The next time someone asks you why LGBT Pride marches exist or why Gay Pride Month is June tell them "A bisexual woman named Brenda Howard thought it should be." - Tom Limoncelli

"O, say does that star-spangled flag of pride yet wave? O'er the land of the free, and the home for the gay!" - Lady Gaga

"I immediately split the crowd. I thought about coming on every night and shouting, Gay pride, white power! just to confuse people." - Doug Stanhope

"Trump's creating laws for crimes that don't exist. In Canada, we have Prime Minister Trudeau in the gay Pride parade waving a flag." - Eric Walters

"Pride and weakness are Siamese twins." - James Russell Lowell

"A mother's pride, a father's joy." - Walter Scott

"Pride... is the direct appreciation of oneself." - Arthur Schopenhauer

"Family pride entertains many unsocial opinions." - Johann Georg Ritter von Zimmermann

"Egotism, pride, etc. must be given up." - Swami Vivekananda

"The tyrant is a child of pride." - Sophocles

"Pride dies 20 minutes after death." - Saint Francis De Sales

"Swallowing your pride seldom leads to indigestion" - Anonymous

"Pride is the great enemy of unity" - Henry B Eyring

"My pride fell with my fortunes." - William Shakespeare

"Pride and excess bring disaster for man." - Xun Zi

"Pride went before, ambition follows him." - William Shakespeare

"The proud hate pride in others." - Benjamin Franklin

"I pride myself on being kind." - Katherine Heigl

"I don't think America knows what a gay parent looks like: I am the gay parent," - Rosie O'Donnell

"Spiritual pride is the most dangerous and the most arrogant of all sorts of pride." - Samuel Richardson

"Pride is the deadliest of sins, but I was bursting with pride" - Jonathan Aitken

"I think being gay and gay people are the most wonderful things in the world. I wish all of us could have the power and pride to benefit from what is rightfully ours. Why isn't there an enormous building in Washington called the 'National Association of Lesbian and Gay Concerns' to lobby for us?" - Larry Kramer

"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'm happy to be everybody's gay best friend." - Andy Cohen

"I am not gay, I just like pearls." - Julian Eltinge

"I've had so many crushes on gay boys." - Alicia Silverstone

"Everyone in the gay community doesn't think alike." - Ang Lee

"I don't know if I make the best gay films." - Ang Lee

"I was born gay, just as I was born black." - Don Lemon

"I have so many gay friends that I love." - Carly Rae Jepsen

"Gay pride is not going to change anybody's mind. It's not going to create a discussion. It's really sometimes even considered provocative where people say you're pushing it, you know, onto our faces." - Esra'a Al-Shafei

"A peacock escaped from the Central Park Zoo and wandered around the city. Either that or I just saw a pigeon on his way to a gay pride parade." - Jimmy Fallon

"The public has always had affection for gay entertainers. The time was right for an out gay entertainer." - Julian Clary

"A self-reinforcing upward spiral: performance stimulating pride stimulating performance." - Rosabeth Moss Kanter

"Pride requires very costly food-its keeper's happiness." - Charles Caleb Colton

"The proud are ever most provoked by pride." - William Cowper

"Poverty and affliction take away the fuel that feeds pride." - Richard Sibbes

"Pride, the first peer and president of Hell." - Daniel Defoe

"Prosperity, alas! is often but another name for pride." - Lydia Sigourney

"The devil wipes his breech with poor folks' pride." - Benjamin Franklin

"He speaks of you only with the greatest pride, Will" - Cassandra Clare

"Pride costs more than hunger, thirst and cold." - Thomas Jefferson

"Temper gets you into trouble. Pride keeps you there." - Anonymous

"Like pride, blind optimism may go before a fall." - David Myers

"Pride and conceit were the original sins of man." - Alain-Rene Lesage

"Whatever you don't turn into PRAISE turns into PRIDE." - Mark Batterson

"I pride myself on average, not home runs." - Bobby Abreu

"You've got to play with pride and guts." - Lamar Odom

"Pride and poverty don't get along, but often live together." - Proverbs

"Pains lasts for a moment, but pride lasts forever." - Anonymous

"The rich swell up with pride, the poor from hunger." - Sholom Aleichem

"Pampered vanity is a better thing perhaps than starved pride." - Joanna Baillie

"As soon as there was two there was pride." - John Donne

"If Pride leads the Van, Beggary brings up the Rear." - Benjamin Franklin

"Fond pride of dress is sure a very curse" - Benjamin Franklin

"The noblest character is stained by the addition of pride." - Claudius Claudianus

"Pride is a vice, which pride itself inclines every man to find in others, and to overlook in himself" - Samuel Johnson

"All pride is willing pride." - William Shakespeare

"I landed on Gay Pride and I couldn't believe my eyes! Not only were gay people real - I had only heard rumours - but they had parades. There were men covered in glitter bound together with furry handcuffs. I felt like I was in outer space, I honestly thought I had arrived at the happiest place on earth." - Pamela Anderson

"I've actually performed at Gay Pride in Atlanta three times in my career. I've always had a large gay following, particularly in the lesbian community. I am grateful for that. To me, it means my music transcends categories. It also means that I'm a cute girl singing a rock song in an alto voice!" - Jennifer Nettles

"I grew up in one of the most socially conservative neighborhoods in Ohio, and my parents were traditional Catholics. But in her old age, my mother got her home health care from a guy who was gay, who was wonderful to her. Before she died, she rode a float in the Cincinnati Gay Pride Parade." - Gail Collins

"Black pride. Gay pride. White, Anglo-Saxon Protestant pride. All of these things, you know, they're polarized, aren't they? The red and blue states. Christians, that's the most insidious aspect of it, giving into this great Christian image of America. That's the most frightening thing of all. Whereas in the past they're trying to find things that unite us, to minimize the differences. Whereas today there's this belief in empowerment and entitlement by maximizing differences. I'm not so sure that that's healthy." - Robert Towne

"I heard that I was gay before, and I was like "Really?" And then I started thinking: You haven't really made it unless somebody says you're gay. And I was like, "hm. I'm not gay, but thanks for the rumor!"" - Deon Cole

"Charity feeds the poor, so does pride; charity builds an hospital, so does pride. In this they differ: charity gives her glory to God; pride takes her glory from man." - Francis Quarles

"In pride, in reas'ning pride, our error lies; All quit their sphere and rush into the skies. Pride still is aiming at the bless'd abodes, Men would be angels, angels would be gods." - Alexander Pope

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

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

"I know gay - gay people who aren't married who are better parents than some, you know, straight people I know who are married." - Denis Leary

"I did a women's movie, and I'm not a woman. I did a gay movie, and I'm not gay. I learned as I went along." - Ang Lee

"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

"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

"For a long time I didn't want to accept that I was gay. Better said: I couldn't accept it because I was too afraid. Homosexuals were discriminated against in Puerto Rico back then, sometimes even killed. I had a friend named Jose, but we called him Linoshka because he was a transvestite. He was stabbed to death in the street at the age of 19 by a homophobe because he had taken part in a gay-pride parade." - Orlando Cruz

"If your pride leads you to boast, you will be doubly guilty, because your intelligence will have shown that it is incapable of controlling your pride." - Ibn Hazm

"Better the pride that resides as a citizen of the world than a pride that divides when a colorful rag is unfurled" - Neil Peart

"It may do good; pride hath no other glass To show itself but pride, for supple knees Feed arrogance and are the proud man's fees." - William Shakespeare

"Homophobia is gay." - Frank Iero

"Lately, I've been a little sad that I'm not a gay man" - Gina Gershon

"My cousin is gay, in school while other kids were dissecting frog, he was opening flies." - Rodney Dangerfield

"A gay murder movie is never going to be, like, breaking box office records." - Daniel Radcliffe

"I think people will have great conversations about religions, women's sexuality, gender issues and gay issues." - Pam Grier

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

"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

"Lately, I've been a little sad that I'm not a gay man." - Gina Gershon

"I'm not gay." - Matthew Morrison

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

"Homosexuality is a cause, much like a religion. What is the philosophy behind gay pride parades? The same philosophy that there is behind Muslim demonstrations! Show of force and promotion of the ethos! Homosexuals promote their lifestyle much like religionists promote their religion. I suppose they realize that the bigger is their number, the more political clout they can wield." - Ali Sina

"Another thing I take issue with are people who take their dogs on "play dates," or even worse, people who choose to dress their dogs up in outfits better suited for homosexuals participating in a gay pride parade. Dog costumes are right up there with something else I find particularly offensive: sweater vests." - Chelsea Handler

"To frame the little animal, provide All the gay hues that wait on female pride: Let Nature guide thee; sometimes golden wire The shining bellies of the fly require; The peacock's plumes thy tackle must not fail, Nor the dear purchase of the sable's tail." - John Gay

"Gays are the best, though - we just did Gay Pride in Long Beach and in Tampa. And they're the best audience. They're so enthusiastic. They come dressed up - it's really fun. They're crazy and I love them. They're sweet as can be. Even my macho husband, he has a great time, too. He's so cool, he doesn't care. He loves them." - Pat Benatar

"To frame the little animal, provide All the gay hues that wait on female pride: Let Nature guide thee; sometimes golden wire The shining belles of the fly require; The peacock's plumes thy tackle must not fail, Nor the dear purchase of the sable's tail." - John Gay

"Out of the mists of our long oppression, / We bring love for ourselves and each other, / And love for the gifts we bear, /So heavy and so painful the fashioning of them, /So long the road given us to travel them. A separate people, /We bring a gift to celebrate each other, /'Tis a gift to be gay! / Feel the pride of it!" - Harry Hay

"Out of the mists of our long oppression, / We bring love for ourselves and each other, / And love for the gifts we bear, /So heavy and so painful the fashioning of them, /So long the road given us to travel them. A separate people, /We bring a gift to celebrate each other, /"Tis a gift to be gay! / Feel the pride of it!" - Harry Hay

"While I was doing shitty little bar shows in the Central Valley in 2004, I was being out and helping people realize that gay people aren't monsters, that they are just people. So I look at this world with a great deal of pride, and I'm excited for it." - Guy Branum

"I love the fair lilies and roses so gay, They are rich in their pride and their splendor; But still more do I love to wander away To the meadow so sweet, Where down at my feet, The harebell blooms modest and tender." - Dora Read Goodale

"I had a friend write me that our music was being played at Gay Pride in New York, which is a big compliment. In the biggest city in the country with the most culture and the most grit - I love it." - Jennifer Nettles

"I've worked with a lot of gay and lesbian organizations. I sit on the board of the Empire State Pride Agenda. I've also done a lot of work for Broadway Care/Equity Fights AIDS. I think it's important because, when we can be of service to others, it only enhances our lives. I've been helped a lot in my life." - Billy Porter

"I have a wide spectrum, a wide demographic. I have the young girls, I have the gay community, I have many regular theatergoers. I do feel a tremendous responsibility and pride to be a role model for some of these young people." - Idina Menzel

"Mid-'80s in New York was fantastic. I remember my first Gay Pride parade in the city. Where I grew up was very sheltered, so when I got to the city, there was this freedom and so much happening. At the same time, there was this pressure of AIDS and everything else. New York is so different today." - Francisco Costa

"Science increases our power in proportion as it lowers our pride." - Claude Bernard

"Humility is nothing but truth, and pride is nothing but lying." - Vincent de Paul

"Land where my fathers died, Land of the pilgrims' pride, From every mountainside Let freedom ring!" - Samuel Francis Smith

"Snobbery is the pride of those who are not sure of their position." - Berton Braley

"Pride is founded not on the sense of happiness, but on the sense of power." - William Hazlitt

"He whose pride oppresses the humble may perhaps be humbled, but will never be humble." - Johann Kaspar Lavater

"When pride and presumption walk before, shame and loss follow very closely." - Louis XI of France

"All other passions do occasional good; but when pride puts in its word everything goes wrong." - John Ruskin

"Earthly pride is like the passing flower, that springs to fall, and blossoms but to die." - Henry Kirke White

"Pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall." - Joseph Addison

"Temper is what gets most of us into trouble. Pride is what keeps us there." - Mark Twain

"Humility is not disgraceful, and carries no loss of true pride." - Ernest Hemingway

"No one should feel pride in anything that is not his own." - Seneca the Younger

"Not to follow the advice of our confessor is pride and a want of faith." - John of the Cross

"The pride of the body is a barrier against the gifts that purify the soul." - George Eliot

"Arrogance frowns; pride smiles." - Mason Cooley

"Do not take someone's silence as his pride, perhaps he is busy fighting with his self." - Ali Ibn Abi Talib

"Reserve may be pride fortified in ice; dignity is worth reposing on truth." - William Rounseville Alger

"If Adam was stupid about his pride, Gansey was stupid about Adam." - Maggie Stiefvater

"Wrongs are often forgiven, but contempt never is. Our pride remembers it forever." - Lord Chesterfield

"If we did not have pride, we would not complain of it in others." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"We should be ashamed of our pride, but never proud of our shame." - Anonymous

"Pride is a personal commitment. It is an attitude which separates excellence from mediocrity." - Anonymous

"Pride makes us esteem ourselves; vanity desires the esteem of others." - Anonymous

"Thinking in isolation and with pride ends in being an idiot." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"National pride is the culmination of a lifetime public relations campaign of psychological mind-control techniques." - Bryant H Mcgill

"Pride ruined the angels." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Sometimes we shrink from leadership because our pride makes us afraid of failure. That's not humility." - Francis Chan

"Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy." - Benjamin Franklin

"The whole family of pride and ignorance are incestuous, and mutually beget each other" - Charles Caleb Colton

"[Heraclitus had] pride not in logical knowledge but rather in intuitive grasping of the truth." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"I hope others take as much pride in the sport as I do." - Johnny Damon

"I take great pride in going out there and playing through pain." - David Wright

"Some set great value on method, while others pride themselves on dispensing with method." - Chai Lu

"People who parade their holiness are operating dangerously close to the sin of pride." - Mardy Grothe



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