Armistead Maupin Quotes

23 Armistead Maupin quotes:

"The world changes in direct proportion to the number of people willing to be honest about their lives."
"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."
"Being in love is the only transcendent experience."
"But I love to travel with my partner, reading, sitting in the garden, smoking dope, and going to movies. Not necessarily in that order."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"I consider myself much better adjusted than Gabriel."
"I haven't lost faith in human nature and I haven't decided to be less compassionate to strangers."
"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."
"I tend to prefer the shelter of fiction."
"I wish we could have used more than we used, but there is a certain conventional wisdom about filmmaking that says that long phone calls are taboo."
"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."
"I've always believed you can get closer to the truth by pretending not to speak it."
"I've always drawn on bits and pieces of my own life."
"I've included these little jokes and mysteries in my writing for the amusement of readers."
"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."
"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."
"Too much of a good thing is wonderful."
"Well, maybe it has to do with the fact that I was a complete Hitchcock fanatic from age 9."

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