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Armistead Maupin Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Armistead Maupin.

I've always drawn on bits and pieces of my own life.
- Armistead Maupin

I tend to prefer the shelter of fiction.
- Armistead Maupin

Being in love is the only transcendent experience.
- Armistead Maupin

Too much of a good thing is wonderful.
- Armistead Maupin

 

I think that instinct, that storytelling instinct,
rescued me most of my life.
- Armistead Maupin

I consider myself much better adjusted than Gabriel.
- Armistead Maupin

But I will say that the drugs are much more ferocious then they used to be.
There are people wrecking their lives with addiction,
which seems much more severe.
- Armistead Maupin

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I believe very firmly that gay people of every stripe
and age should be role models for all children,
and that means interacting with them.
- Armistead Maupin

I've included these little jokes and mysteries in my
writing for the amusement of readers.
- Armistead Maupin

I've always believed you can get closer to the truth
by pretending not to speak it.
- Armistead Maupin

Like I've always said, love wouldn't be blind if the
braille weren't so damned much fun.
- Armistead Maupin

The film itself involves a New York City radio storyteller,
Gabriel Noone, who strikes up a friendship with one of his fans,
an abused 14-year-old teenager who is suffering from AIDS,
who does not have much longer to live.
- Armistead Maupin

I can't imagine a more fulfilling thing for a writer
than that you've made a strong impact on the lives of other people.
Just because I've heard it before does not mean I don't
want to hear it one more time.
- Armistead Maupin

When I get back from this book tour,
I'm planning to learn the internet.
Maybe I can hook up in cyberspace.
- Armistead Maupin

I have always distrusted memoir.
I tend to write my memoirs through my fiction.
It's easier to get to the truth by not claiming that you are speaking it.
Some things can be said in fiction that can never be said in memoir.
- Armistead Maupin

But I'm acutely aware that the possibility of fraud
is even more prevalent in today's world because of
the Internet and cell phones and the opportunity for
instant communication with strangers.
- Armistead Maupin

I'm the age now that Rock was when he picked me up,
so I can understand how he felt - how his fame limited his freedom.
You get kinder as you go along.
- Armistead Maupin

For the most part, I have a very manageable celebrity.
People recognize me from time to time,
and they usually say very appreciative things.
It affords me a great deal of pleasure.
- Armistead Maupin

But it's amazing how many people think that gay men
should slink off into the shadows when it comes to
having friendships with children.
- Armistead Maupin

I surrendered my youth to the people I feared when
I could have been out there loving someone.
Don't make that mistake yourself.
Life's too damn short.
- Armistead Maupin

It may interest you to know that my breakup with Terry
and this mystery did not happen concurrently in real life.
That is a writer's device, which places Gabriel under
even greater pressure when the mystery begins to reveal itself.
- Armistead Maupin

The world changes in direct proportion to the number
of people willing to be honest about their lives.
- Armistead Maupin

Well, maybe it has to do with the fact that I was a
complete Hitchcock fanatic from age 9.
- Armistead Maupin

I know that when Terry and I were together,
10 years ago, he did not appreciate it when people
would ask him what it is like being partnered with a celebrity.
Precisely because it suggested that he had no value.
- Armistead Maupin

I haven't lost faith in human nature and I haven't
decided to be less compassionate to strangers.
- Armistead Maupin

My only regret about being gay is that I repressed it for so long.
I surrendered my youth to the people I feared when
I could have been out there loving someone.
Don't make that mistake yourself.
Life's too damn short.
- Armistead Maupin

Eternity:
I am drawn to the wild edge of the ocean of my being
My curiosity unbound, I test the limits
of the limitless and the boundaries of the timeless.
I walk the path - the way - the way of ways -
to the end which is not an end.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I think it's the duty of the comedian to find out
where the line is drawn and cross it deliberately.
- George Carlin

I was always drawn to Broadway musicals,
and obviously composers like Gershwin,
Rodgers, Berlin and Porter were writing music that
I found wildly impressive.
- Marvin Hamlisch

When the sword is once drawn, the passions of men observe no bounds of moderation.
- Alexander Hamilton

The painter must give a completely free rein to any
feeling or sensations he may have and reject nothing
to which he is naturally drawn.
- Lucian Freud

I think I'm drawn to writing about something which
feels intense and important.
- Rose Tremain

You know, we have our differences, everybody does,
honest, real differences, but I do believe strongly
that we as neighbors are drawn together far more than we're driven apart.
- Dan Miller

When the facilities of the government of the United
States are drawn on an individual,
it can be terrifying.
- Lee J. Cobb

In mathematics we have long since drawn the rein,
and given over a hopeless race.
- Charles Babbage

And each man stands with his face in the light.
Of his own drawn sword, ready to do what a hero can.
- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Even in decline, a virtuous man increases the beauty of his behavior.
A burning stick, though turned to the ground,
has its flame drawn upwards.
- Saskya Pandita

I have drawn a very close bond to all the military people.
- Toby Keith

The petitioner's problem is to avoid Scylla without
being drawn into Charybdis.
- Robert Jackson

The relationship between Cathy and Mom in the strip
is the one relationship drawn from real life that I
have proudly never even tried to disguise.
- Cathy Guisewite

Don't leave inferences to be drawn when evidence can be presented.
- Richard Wright

I don't think I really invented anybody.
I have drawn on real life.
- Arthur Hailey

I've always been drawn to tormented people full of contradictions.
- Antonio Tabucchi

His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
and the beard of his chin was as white as the snow.
- Clement Clarke Moore

Our mind is capable of passing beyond the dividing
line we have drawn for it.
Beyond the pairs of opposites of which the world consists,
other, new insights begin.
- Hermann Hesse

There's an awful lot of resources that can be drawn
upon in an improvised music concert.
- Fred Frith

It is the element I miss in electronic music -
no performance,
no loving immersion.
Maybe that is why I was never particularly drawn to electronic music.
- Lukas Foss

We cannot say that if a child is badly nourished he will become a criminal.
We must see what conclusion the child has drawn.
- Alfred Adler

There is some reason, obviously, that you are drawn to your material,
but the way in which you explore it might come to be
quite different from what you would expect.
- Ann Beattie

I seem to be drawn to things that actually happen.
- Vincente Minnelli

Any general statement is like a check drawn on a bank.
Its value depends on what is there to meet it.
- Ezra Pound

I used to pretend that I was Tom attacking Jerry,
who was drawn on the ball.
- Monica Seles

It is strange how one feels drawn forward without knowing
at first where one is going.
- Gustav Mahler

I've always been more drawn to being normal than being famous.
- Vince Gill

It was still quite light out of doors,
but inside with the curtains drawn and the smouldering fire sending out a dim,
uncertain glow, the room was full of deep shadows.
- Kate Chopin

I walk on untrodden ground.
There is scarcely any part of my conduct which may
not hereafter be drawn into precedent.
- George Washington

Lesbians are likely to be drawn to stand-up,
if only because it's cheaper to produce and therefore
more accessible for women.
But the very form of stand-up is masculine.
- Kate Clinton

I was drawn to things I thought were either sexy or aggressive -
or both.
- Adam Clayton

Some men are like nails, very easily drawn;
others however are more like rivets never drawn at all.
- John Burroughs

I want people to be drawn into the space of the work.
And a lot of people are like me in that they have relatively short attention spans.
So I shoot for the window of opportunity.
- Barbara Kruger

I make my own limits which are drawn according to my own taste.
- Stan Sakai

I've never been drawn to the feminist movement.
I was brought up to believe that men had little to
do with the home or children -
except to bring in the money.
- Beryl Bainbridge

I played this character twice in live action,
and now I've become an animated character.
It was actually fun to see myself drawn -
I've never been a drawn character before.
- Geena Davis

I was drawn to boxing because I got beat up as a kid.
I was the kid with the piano books in a New York neighbourhood.
- Billy Joel

The big battle at the end of DW isn't drawn from history,
but it's influenced by history, certainly.
- Walter Jon Williams

Our passionate preoccupation with the sky,
the stars, and a God somewhere in outer space is a homing impulse.
We are drawn back to where we came from.
- Eric Hoffer

Speaking generally, people who are drawn to journalism
are interested in what happens from the ground up less
than they are from the top down.
- Tom Brokaw

In fact, I don't believe I'm guilty of any crimes,
but I've always been drawn to and fascinated by physical,
sexual and psychological change, and there's an erotic aspect to that.
- Jock Sturges

There have been no sects in the Christian world,
however absurd, which have not endeavoured to support
their opinions by arguments drawn from Scripture.
- Laurence Sterne

As a child, I was never drawn toward depraved or extreme situations;
I really wanted a normal little childhood.
Unfortunately, that's just not what happened.
- Augusten Burroughs

The tunes, rhythms, and messages are drawn mainly from secular culture.
- Richard Morris


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