At the Daryl Roth Theater (NYC), 2006
June 6, 1955 |
Flint, Michigan, United States
I can't tell you 100 percent what makes a relationship work. But I can see something good coming and I can see something bad coming.
When you're watching the news, how many days in a row can you watch that and feel good about yourself and the world?
Unfortunately, most college kids these days aren't coming from any place-they seem to ask the same kind of questions over and over again.
There are few performers who would have had the audacity to even bring up the fact that they had been poorly reviewed.
Smut, if it's really smut, there's nothing backing it up. It's the easy way out.
I'm trying to appeal to the disenfranchised everybody, not just specifically gay.
I think I've drawn from some of the most feminine women, like Jackie Kennedy. I am totally devastated that she's gone. She had it all.
When people pay to see you live, they connect with you on a much deeper level than people who just buy your records.
I'm very much an optimist. I don't think I could do my work if I didn't believe there was some kind of hope for humanity.
I really, really love Hilary Clinton. I think she's very cool. She's out there and she's involved.
I'm very much a humanist. I'm very much pro-choice. I'm very much politically correct.
I've become this sort of icon for the gay community. I don't like the position.
At some point, the pride has to be a part of the whole day-to-day oeuvre. It's part of who you are and doesn't need to be discussed anymore.
That disturbs people when they know they didn't have the guts or integrity to stick to their dreams.
I don't like surgery. I don't like elective surgery, I don't like surgery that you have to have.
The real terrorist threats are George W. Bush and his band of brown-shirted thugs.
There are so few women in general who aren't completely threatened and confused by other women's success. It's very disappointing.
I don't consider myself a comic but a performer. A comic tells bad jokes.
I'm studying Kabbalah, which is really the essence of Jewish spirituality.
When you're constantly looking for things from other people, you're not looking within yourself.