„The single most important thing you can do politically for gay rights is to come out. Not to write a letter to your congressman but to come out.“
— Barney Frank American politician, former member of the House of Representatives for Massachusetts 1940
Quoted in "The Path to Gay Rights: How Activism and Coming Out Changed Public Opinion" by Jeremiah J. Garretson, chapter 9, pg 229.
„"I can't believe you recently had a baby. How do you do it?"
The baby starts to come down… and once that happens you can't-it comes out. Whether you let it or not, the baby comes out. So that's how I did it.“
— Tina Fey American comedian, writer, producer and actress 1970
"Ask Tina" segment from NBC's 30 Rock website
„With the divine Knowledge of Advaita (non-duality) in you, do whatever you wish; for then no evil can ever come out of you.“
— Ramakrishna Indian mystic and religious preacher 1836 - 1886
— Natasha Lyonne actress 1979
As quoted in "Shopping With: Natasha Lyonne; Rough, Tough, But on a Road To Ladylike" by Nancy Hass, in The New York Times (9 July 2000) http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9C0DE6DE1738F93AA35754C0A9669C8B63&sec=&spon=&pagewanted=print
„Gay brothers and sisters,…You must come out. Come out… to your parents… I know that it is hard and will hurt them but think about how they will hurt you in the voting booth! Come out to your relatives… come out to your friends… if indeed they are your friends. Come out to your neighbors… to your fellow workers… to the people who work where you eat and shop… come out only to the people you know, and who know you. Not to anyone else. But once and for all, break down the myths, destroy the lies and distortions. For your sake. For their sake. For the sake of the youngsters who are becoming scared by the votes from Dade to Eugene.“
— Harvey Milk American politician who became a martyr in the gay community 1930 - 1978
"That's What America Is," speech given on Gay Freedom Day (1978-06-25) in San Francisco
„Come out into the universe of Light. Everything in the universe is yours, stretch out your arms and embrace it with love. If you every felt you wanted to do that, you have felt God.“
— Swami Vivekananda Indian Hindu monk and phylosopher 1863 - 1902
Pearls of Wisdom
„Life must not cease. That comes before everything. It is silly to say you do not care. You do care. It is that care that will prompt your imagination; inflame your desires; make your will irresistible; and create out of nothing.“
— George Bernard Shaw Irish playwright 1856 - 1950
1920s, Back to Methuselah (1921), The Serpent, in Pt. I, Act I
„All that sadness. All that anger. It is the smoke that gets into your eyes. If you do not blow it away, how can you hope to see?“
— Anthony Horowitz, Russian Roulette: The Story of an Assassin
„Meanwhile back at mama's.
The porch light's on, come in if you wanna.
Supper's on the stove and beer's in the fridge.
Red sun sinkin' out low on the ridge.
Games on the tube and daddy smokes cigarettes.
Whiskey keeps his whistle wet.
Funny the things you thought you'd never miss.
In a world gone crazy as this.“
— Tim McGraw American country singer 1967
Song lyrics, Sundown Heaven Town (2014), Meanwhile Back at Mama's
„A 'relationship' occurs when two people run out of things to say to each other, so they shut each other up by putting their genitals in each other's mouths. A break up comes about when they run out of things to do with those, too.“
— Ben Croshaw English video game journalist 1983
Fully Ramblomatic, 11 November 2010