28 Great Quotes From LGBT Authors And Books

by Vincent Salera 22 Jun 2018

It’s Pride month, no better time to check out some of these amazing quotes from various LGBT authors and books.

1. “The only queer people are those who don’t love anybody.”
― Rita Mae Brown

2. “If a bullet should enter my brain, let that bullet destroy every closet door.”
― Harvey Milk

3. “What sexual preference do you hope she has?” “Happiness.” Isnt that cool?”
― Francesca Lia Block, Weetzie Bat

4. “Gender preference does not define you. Your spirit defines you.”
― P.C. Cast, Awakened

5. “Race, gender, religion, sexuality, we are all people and that’s it. We’re all people. We’re all equal.”
― Connor Franta

6. “There’s a Greek legend—no, it’s in something Plato wrote—about how true lovers are really two halves of the same person. It says that people wander around searching for their other half, and when they find him or her, they are finally whole and perfect. The thing that gets me is that the story says that originally all people were really pairs of people, joined back to back, and that some of the pairs were man and man, some woman and woman, and others man and woman. What happened was that all of these double people went to war with the gods, and the gods, to punish them, split them all in two. That’s why some lovers are heterosexual and some are homosexual, female and female, or male and male.”
― Nancy Garden, Annie on My Mind

7. “I’ve always known I was gay, but it wasn’t confirmed until I was in kindergarten.
It was my teacher who said so. It was right there on my kindergarten report card: PAUL IS DEFINITELY GAY AND HAS VERY GOOD SENSE OF SELF.”
― David Levithan, Boy Meets Boy

8. “My wife’s the reason anything gets done, she nudges me towards promise by degrees. She is a perfect symphony of one our son is her most beautiful reprise. We chase the melodies that seem to find us until they’re finished songs and start to play. When senseless acts of tragedy remind us that nothing here is promised–not one day. This show is proof that history remembers. We live in times when hate and fear seem stronger. We rise and fall and light from dying embers–remembrances that hope and love last longer. And love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love cannot be killed or swept aside. I sing Vanessa’s symphony. Eliza tells her story. Now, fill the world with music, love, and pride.”
― Lin-Manuel Miranda

9. “I’m blown away by how happy you make me. Thank you for being there for me when I’m stupid enough to think I’d rather be alone.”
― Adam Silvera, History Is All You Left Me

10. “This is why homophobia is a terrible evil: it disguises itself as concern while it is inherently hate.”
― Tyler Oakley, Binge

11. “The God of Imagination lived in fairytales. And the best fairytales made you fall in love. It was while flicking through “Sleeping Beauty” that I met my first love, Ivar. He was a six-year-old bello ragazzo with blond hair and eyebrows. He had bomb-blue eyes and his two front teeth were missing.
The road to Happily Ever After, however, was paved with political barbed wire. Three things stood in my way.
1. The object of my affection didn’t know he was the object of my affection.
2. The object of my affection preferred Action Man to Princess Aurora.
3. The object of my affection was a boy and I wasn’t allowed to love a boy.”
― Diriye Osman, Fairytales for Lost Children

12. “First of all, being gay is far from a curse. It’s more like an extra order of fries at Wendy’s because the lady in the window isn’t paying attention while she fills your bag. It’s awesome.”
― Jeffery Self, Drag Teen

13. “Two dudes met. They fell in love. They lived. That’s our story.”
― Adam Silvera, They Both Die at the End

14. “I liked it when our feet were aligned,
left with left, and struck the ground at the same
time, leaving footprints on the shore that I
wished to return to and, in secret, place my
foot where his had left its mark.”
― André Aciman, Call Me by Your Name

15. “I think maybe she could be my girlfriend. I don’t want to be her girlfriend, though. But there’s this part of me that totally knows I could be her boyfriend. I don’t want her to think of me as a boy, or a boy substitute, though. I want to be a boyfriend who is a girl. I have no idea how to explain that stuff to anyone, let alone a girl I like. I just wish it was already all understood.”
― M-E Girard, Girl Mans Up

16. “Too late, too late, your love gave me life. Here am I the creature you made through your loving; by your passion you created the thing that I am. Who are you to deny me the right to love? But for you I need never have known existence.”
― Radclyffe Hall, The Well of Loneliness

17. “Why, oh why, must we always go through pigs to get our truffles?”
― James St. James, Party Monster: A Fabulous But True Tale of Murder in Clubland

18. “Most people think the closet is a small room. They think you can touch the walls, touch the door, turn the handle, and walk free. But when you’re inside it, the closet is vast. No walls, no door, just empty darkness stretching the length of the world.”
― S.J. Sindu, Marriage of a Thousand Lies

19. “The Gay’ is not infectious, the world is not coming to an end, and people are happy. Gosh, how about that.”
― Kelley York, Dirty London

20. “Crushes are very strange things; they’re a warning sign in the word itself—crush: to deform, pulverize, or force inward by compressing forcefully. Whoever decided it was a good idea to equate deformity and compression to blooming affection was either very high or a genius—or maybe lost somewhere in between. But for good or bad, I could feel it: my heart pressing inward until the sound of it beating filled my ears again. I had a deformed, pulverized, compressed force on Chris, and there was nothing I could do about it.”
― A.N. Casey, Permanent Jet Lag

21. “I mean , I never even had to really come out to my parents. They always knew, and it was always okay. Or not even okay, better than that. Not something that had to be evaluated at all. It just was. Like having brown hair.”
― Julie Buxbaum, Tell Me Three Things

22. “…this is your life. It’s not your mom’s. You have to do what makes you happy too”
― Jessica Verdi, The Summer I Wasn’t Me

23. “I don’t think it matters who you love, just as long as you love. Who cares whether it’s a man or a woman? Why does that have anything more to do with the person inside than the color of someone’s skin? Personally, I’m pretty fucking disappointed that I seem to be one hundred percent heterosexual.”
― Jane Green, The Sunshine Sisters

24. “[…] the rapport between two men or two women can be absolute and perfect, as it can never be between man and woman, and perhaps some people want just this, as others want that more shifting and uncertain thing that happens between men and women.”
― Patricia Highsmith, Carol

25. “You don’t need to have big hairy feet to read The Hobbit, why should you be gay to read a gay book?”
― Adriano Bulla

26. “Somebody, your father or mine, should have told us that not many people have ever died of love. But multitudes have perished, and are perishing every hour – and in the oddest places! – for the lack of it.”
– Giovanni’s Room, James Baldwin

27. “To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance.” – Oscar Wilde

28. “Where there is great love there are always miracles.” – Willa Cather, Death Comes for the Archbishop


Vincent Salera

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