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Billy Porter Quotes

The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary - Work Quotes
I told you I'll be ready in FIVE minutes, stop calling me every half hour - Funny Quotes
And then you meet one person and your life changes forever - Love Quotes
A girl doesn't need anyone who doesn't need her - Marilyn Monroe Quotes
Men go shopping to buy what they need. Women go shopping to find out what they want - Funny Quotes
When we first met, i had no idea you would be so important to me - Love Quotes
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I do ‘sissy with a heart of gold’ really well  (Billy Porter Quotes) All you need to do is turn on the news, and in five minutes, you’re depressed with the state of the world. Choosing joy is a completely active choice. It doesn’t just happen. You can’t just say, ‘I want to be happy.’ You have to take action.  (Billy Porter Quotes) When who you are naturally is not only considered a sin, but you’re reviled for being that human being and you don’t have any control over it, there are lots of issues that come into play. And it takes a lot of presence, determination, courage and space to figure out how to land in that truth regardless of what anyone around you thinks about it.  (Billy Porter Quotes) I’m not one of those actors who gets so taken by a role that I can’t live my life. I’m the type of actor who goes to work, transforms into a character, takes you on a journey, and then comes back home to be Billy. When I’m in it, I’m in it, but I know how to get out of it. When you can’t shut it off, you’re a crazy person. I’m not crazy.  (Billy Porter Quotes) When you’re doing what you love, it’s not exhausting at all, actually. It’s completely empowering and exhilarating.  (Billy Porter Quotes) I always said if I played a drag queen, I’d want to create a template with the realness they talk about in ‘Paris Is Burning.’  (Billy Porter Quotes) I’ve worked with a lot of gay and lesbian organizations. I sit on the board of the Empire State Pride Agenda. I’ve also done a lot of work for Broadway Care/Equity Fights AIDS. I think it’s important because, when we can be of service to others, it only enhances our lives. I’ve been helped a lot in my life.  (Billy Porter Quotes) I was fine being in the closet at the beginning of my career because that’s what you were supposed to be - until I realized that it didn’t serve anybody, and I was left feeling utterly empty. This is who I am, so I’ve gotta be me.  (Billy Porter Quotes) I just feel like we as a human race tend to fear that which we don’t understand. It’s cause for a lot of bad things and bad behavior to exist on the planet. Artists have a way of touching people and changing minds in a way that sometimes other mediums don’t.  (Billy Porter Quotes) When you grow up in the church, the only translation in that insular world that people understand is preaching. You’re supposed to be a minister. So I was going down that path, and then I saw the Tonys.  (Billy Porter Quotes) I had something nobody else could do - I sang in a way that separated me - and, when you’re trying to get noticed, you play your trump card.  (Billy Porter Quotes) When I was younger, I did what I now call ‘extreme singing.’ I could do this thing where I would sing really high. I can’t really do that anymore, at my age. My voice has shifted. It’s changed.  (Billy Porter Quotes) I would love to be able to turn my recording career into something that is substantial, and where I can go and tour with an orchestra  (Billy Porter Quotes) I want to keep changing the world. It’s possible. The black gay lead is ready. It’s time  (Billy Porter Quotes) I took ‘Grease’ to play my trump card, my voice, and get attention that would lead to auditions for serious work like ‘Angels in America.’ But I backed myself into a corner with ‘Grease,’ and it took me 17 years to get out.  (Billy Porter Quotes) I grew up when one of America’s greatest black playwrights, August Wilson, was writing about life in Pittsburgh, but I never saw myself in any of his straight-male plays. And then I see ‘Angels,’ which was so honest and painful, and it had this black drag queen in it, Belize, with a big heart. I finally had a character to relate to.  (Billy Porter Quotes) Broadway! Broad-way! I don’t aspire to the middle. I aspire to the tip-tip-top of it all.  (Billy Porter Quotes) Seeing Jennifer Holliday from ‘Dreamgirls’ perform on the Tony Awards telecast and later discovering Barbra Streisand by listening to her albums at the Carnegie Library in Pittsburgh really changed everything for me.  (Billy Porter Quotes) When I had a record deal in the 90s, that was my dream - to make an album like Barbra Streisand’s Broadway album - and they laughed me out of the room. Broadway wasn’t cool. But artists like Michael Buble and Josh Groban have brought the classic genre back to the forefront, so I’m trying to find my way inside that market.  (Billy Porter Quotes) I was so beat down as a young person - being black, being gay, being unable to assimilate because I could never, ever pull off being butch.  (Billy Porter Quotes) When you’re at the beginning of your career, there are a lot of, I don’t care about this, jobs that you take because it’s about building your resume and building connections. There are so many factors that don’t have anything to do with choosing for the material.  (Billy Porter Quotes) For me, life is about being positive and hopeful, choosing to be joyful, choosing to be encouraging, choosing to be empowering  (Billy Porter Quotes)