>Liev Schreiber, on being called “the best actor of his generation, by The New York Times:
“Well, how can you argue with The New York Times? Look, I have a different perspective, but I’m glad they have theirs. Really glad. But if you’re going to accept that, you also have to be prepared to accept when someone calls you ‘the somnambulistic Mr. Schreiber with a head the size of a watermelon,’ which someone actually wrote once. I had to look up somnambulistic. It means someone who puts you to sleep. So if you’re going to be okay with being the best stage actor of your generation, you also have to be okay with being the boring guy with the watermelon head.”
Anne Rice, auther of Interview With The Vampire, among others, on quitting Christianity because she supports the LGBT community:
“For those who care, and I understand if you don’t: Today I quit being a Christian. I’m out. I remain committed to Christ as always but not to being ‘Christian’ or to being part of Christianity. It’s simply impossible for me to ‘belong’ to this quarrelsome, hostile, disputatious, and deservedly infamous group. For ten …years, I’ve tried. I’ve failed. I’m an outsider. My conscience will allow nothing else.
In the name of Christ, I refuse to be anti-gay. I refuse to be anti-feminist. I refuse to be anti-artificial birth control. I refuse to be anti-Democrat. I refuse to be anti-secular humanism. I refuse to be anti-science. I refuse to be anti-life. In the name of …Christ, I quit Christianity and being Christian. Amen.”
It is quite funny how many people, mostly so-called Christians, who equate being Christian with being Christ-like, when they are not at all alike.
Elton John, speaking from the stage at a concert in Tucson, on a boycott of Arizona:
“We are all very pleased to be playing in Arizona. I have read that some of the artists won’t come here. They are fuckwits! Let’s face it: I still play in California, and as a gay man I have no legal rights whatsoever. So what’s the fuck up with these people?”
Um, Elton, you do-anything-for-a-paycheck musical whore?
What the fuck is wrong with people is that they want to stand up against discrimination and racial profiling. Not everyone is out to make the most money, and will do so by selling their soul to the highest bidder.
That, Sir, would be you, and that makes you the “fuckwit”.
Cyndi Lauper, on the Bush/Cheney regime:“The past – this year’s getting a little better, but the past eight years, it was so dark. [I]t was like a fire sale, just before Obama came in … And then this guy goes in and it’s ‘his fault.’ But it’s not his fault – it’s the other two. The criminals that never got charged. I can’t say enough how upsetting that was. I can’t. And the way he would go on television – that George Bush, and speak hate. I mean, just unabashed hatred.”
Cyndi, you are more than just an icon for the LGBT community, you are an icon for everyone.
Let’s stop blaming the new guy and remember who left this mess for Obama to clean up.
Amy Fisher, on her decision to become a porn star:
“Our society loves sex. It feels so good and we should enjoy it. Sex is beautiful, powerful, and simply put, no one has the right to tell me what I can or can not do with my own private parts. This time, I get to make the choices on what kind of movies I want to make, and I am excited to work with Dreamzone to make my dreams a reality.”
Of course, it doesn’t have anything to do with her insatiable need to be in the spotlight.
Just think kiddies, shoot the woman who’s married to your lover in the head and go to prison and then get out and write a book and become a porn star.
Fame is fun.
Tom Hardy, Inception
co-star, admitting he has dabbled in sexual relations with guys:“Of course I have. I’m an actor for f*ck’s sake. I’ve played with everything and everyone. I love the form and the physicality, but now that I’m in my thirties, it doesn’t do it for me. I’m done experimenting but there’s plenty of stuff in a relationship with another man, especially gay men, that I need in my life. A lot of gay men get my thing for shoes. I have definite feminine qualities and a lot of gay men are incredibly masculine. A lot of people say I seem masculine, but I don’t feel it. I feel intrinsically feminine. I’d love to be one of the boys but I always felt a bit on the outside. Maybe my masculine qualities come from overcompensating because I’m not one of the boys.”
President Obama, on why he didn’t get an invitation to Chelsea Clinton’s upcoming wedding:
“I was not invited to the wedding because I think Hillary and Bill, properly, want to keep this thing for Chelsea and her soon-to-be husband. You don’t want two presidents at one wedding! All the secret service, guests going through [metal detectors], all the gifts being torn apart.”
That’s the same reason I wasn’t invited.
As President [okay…..and sole member] of the Smallville Gay Men’s Garden Club, perhaps the Clinton’s didn’t want to bother with the extra security.
Mostly, though, I think it’s because, like Dominique Devereaux Carrington once said on Dynasty, “I don’t share a room with my clothes.”
Joan Rivers, on happiness:
“Look, nobody is 100% happy. I’m 93% happy which means that I am very lucky. I think anyone who gets to even 60% should be glad. You know what a good day is for me? I get a call from Melissa and she’s doing fine. I get a call from my grandson and he’s happy. I get a call from my accountant and he tells me I’m OK. That’s a good day.”
I’d say 93-percent is good.
A lotta folks stuck below the 60% mark.