Harvey Fierstein Quotes

Harvey Fierstein Quotes: As the book writer for one big smash and one big smelly flop, I always wondered if anyone knows just what goes into making a great musical. When a show is a hit, the critics trip over themselves not knowing who to laud and applaud the loudest. It's that marvelous score, those urbane lyrics, that irreplaceable star. But only when a show is a flop, does anyone notice the book writer. And then it's always our fault.
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Harvey Fierstein Quote: My father was brought up in an orphanage in the Catskills. He was a factory worker. And because his family wasn't there for him, family was everything. We could disagree inside the house, but outside the house it was us against the world. So when I became a drag actor, he looked sideways but said okay.
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Quotes about Harvey Fierstein: When I went into 'Fiddler,' I wondered about the response I'd get - the backlash because I'm openly gay. There was none. I toured Canada and America, and not one single review suggested that I played the role gay or that I seemed anything but Tevye.
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Quote about Harvey Fierstein: Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.
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Harvey Fierstein Sayings: You know, I always got offered other stuff. Not the romantic leads, obviously. But very often it's a role that's underwritten, where the character has no personality at all. And they need a character actor who can fill it in.
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Harvey Fierstein Saying: There are times when I don't take roles because I don't want to be perceived a certain way.
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Sayings about Harvey Fierstein: I have to work really hard, eight shows a week, to get a nice check as an actor. But when I write a play, and it's a - knock wood - hit, the checks come in for many years.
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Saying about Harvey Fierstein: Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.
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Harvey Fierstein Quotes: As soon as I started writing, other writers stopped wanting me acting in their shows - maybe they thought I was going to rewrite them.
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Harvey Fierstein Quote: I burned out on AIDS and did no AIDS work for a couple of years. I was so angry that people were still getting this disease that nobody can give you - you have to go out and get it!
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Quotes about Harvey Fierstein: To make positive change requires lasting commitment, lasting commitment requires measurable targets, measurable targets requires detailed action plans, detailed action plans requires a goal you desire, desire requires a positive attitude to change your life, and the option to change your life requires WORK. Byron Pulsifer, from Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained If you deny yourself commitment, what can you do with your life?
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