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One of the nicest compliments I would get very often on the street is people would say, 'I love you on 'The Good Wife.' I just can't tell whether I should like you or hate you!'
I have to accept the fact that, no matter what I do, it's going to annoy someone.
I'm one of those old-fashioned homosexuals, not one of the newfangled ones who are born joining parades.
Sure I think it is healthy to speak the truth, and be who you are, and be proud of that.
I seem to always inspire a strong reaction one way or the other.
I'm still the fat kid from high school who never had a date.
Look, I'm 40, I'm single, and I work in musical theater - you do the math!
As a kid, I loved 'Godot' because of the poetry and the humor and the strangeness, but then as you get older, it's much more resonant.
I am not a sad clown. I am not a sad clown.
I don't know what goes on in their heads out in Hollywood.
I have my aluminum siding business, and that's going like a house afire.
A video taped stage performance is just - you know, it's never gonna be the same as it is if you're sitting there live in the theatre.
I want the kind of career where I can move back and forth.
My mom was Jewish, so some would call me Jewish.
People have to do things in their own time, and that's what I did.
It's certainly not a shock to find that the industry has no imagination. I think people don't know what it is I do. Because half the time you're talking to people who are in their 20s, and I've been doing this for over 25 years.
Relationships, for me, have been elusive. And I would say mostly it's been my fault. I was always more concentrated on my career. And yes, you do question people's motives. Is it just because I'm him - I'm Nathan Lane?
There are some people that the press like to pick on and not just the gay press, but the press in general. And some people, the press just doesn't care about at all.
There's not a day in my life I'm not proud of being gay, but I just wasn't ready for that attention to be placed on it. I remember being on Oprah. Well, not on Oprah. Near Oprah. She started saying, 'Now, Nathan, you got all those girlie moves going down in 'The Birdcage,' where's all that coming from? You're so good at all that girlie stuff!'
There doesn't seem to be a lot of middle ground with me.
All I can do is try to create the best show possible, and I feel we've truly done that.
I didn't know Charlie before doing the movie, but I was a huge fan of the British Queer as Folk.
I never like seeing myself on screen.
It's a cliche, but there really is no handbook about the celebrity thing; you have to figure it out as you go along.
Kevin Costner. I love Kevin Costner. That's all I have to say. I love Kevin Costner.
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