Saturday, June 27, 2009

Hey, They Said It!!!

In Honour of this year's Pride Weekend - a few smart & funny quotes:

"When I was in the military they gave me a medal for killing two men and a discharge for loving one."
-From the tombstone of a gay Vietnam veteran

"Why can't they have gay people in the army? Personally, I think they are just afraid of a thousand guys with M16s going: Who'd you call a faggot?"
John Stewart on homophobia in the military

"Soldiers who are not afraid of guns, bombs, capture, torture or death say they are afraid of homosexuals. Clearly we should not be used as soldiers; we should be used as weapons."
Letter to the editor, The Advocate

"Why is it that, as a culture, we are more comfortable seeing two men holding guns than holding hands?"
-Ernest Gaines on ill-conceived machismo

"If homosexuality is a disease, let's all call in queer to work: Hello. Can't work today, still queer."
-Robin Tyler on a possible positive thing about being queer

"What is straight? A line can be straight, or a street, but the human heart, oh, no, it's curved like a road through mountains."
Tennessee Williams (A Streetcar Named Desire, 1947) defining "straight"

"If gays are granted rights, next we'll have to give rights to prostitutes and to people who sleep with St. Bernards and to nailbiters."
Anita Bryant proving how ill-informed a person can be

"My own belief is that there is hardly anyone whose sexual life, if it were broadcast, would not fill the world at large with surprise and horror."
W. Somerset Maugham speaking common sense

"When it comes to exploring the sea of love, I prefer buoys."
-Andrew G. Dehel on, well, boys

"There is only one success – to spend your life in your own way."
Christopher Morley states the obvious

"The most important thing is to be whatever you are without shame."
-Rod Steiger on pride

"The best things and best people rise out of their separateness. I'm against a homogenized society because I want the cream to rise."
Robert Frost on uniqueness

"Love is the answer, but while you are waiting for the answer, sex raises some pretty good questions."
Woody Allen's take on love - and sex

"Live all you can; it's a mistake not to. It doesn't so much matter what you do in particular, so long as you have your life. If you haven't had that, what have you had?"
-Henry James on living to the fullest

Happy Pride Weekend Ya All!!!