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A collection of quotes and thoughts by Harvey Fierstein on identity, life, inspiration, self-esteem, love, acceptance, aging, lessons and motivation.

8 Harvey Fierstein Quotes That Are Worth Noting

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Harvey Fierstein is a famous American actor and playwright. He started off his career with a play titled ‘Pork’ where he played the role of a lesbian and his character was well-received by the masses. This encouraged him to write plays and he came up with his first production titled ‘International Stud’. He took a break to complete his bachelor's to return with two remarkable plays titled ‘Fugue in a Nursery’ and ‘Widows and Children First!’. He further collected these three plays in ‘Torch Song Trilogy’ which became the most notable work of his life. He also did some supporting roles in films like ‘Garbo Talks’ and was even more active on the big screen, which enhanced his reputation as an actor. He proved to be a prolific writer by publishing a few books including the book for ‘‘La Cage aux Folles’’ which won a ‘Tony Award’. Here is a collection of quotations and sayings by the distinguished voice actor and great playwright which have been curated form his writings, work and life. Go through the quotes and thoughts by Harvey Fierstein which reflects his broad-minded perspective of life. 

Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life, but define yourself.

- Harvey Fierstein

I just want to be loved, is that so wrong?!

- Torch Song Trilogy, Harvey Fierstein

Accept no one's definition of your life, define yourself.

- Harvey Fierstein

I do believe we're all connected. I do believe in positive energy. I do believe in the power of prayer. I do believe in putting good out into the world. And I believe in taking care of each other.

- Harvey Fierstein

I am thinking about how it feels to be a no one in the life of someone you love.

- Torch Song Trilogy, Harvey Fierstein

Well, I always looked at Mulan as a movie about a lesbian coming out.

- Harvey Fierstein

There comes a time in every Salome's life when she should no longer be dropping the last veil.

- La Cage Aux Folles, 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.

- Harvey Fierstein