"Fuck you, I'm a prophet."    - Prior (Angels in America: Peresroika  IV:I)
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"She should have died hereafter;
There would have been a time for such a word.
To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
creeps in this petty pace from day to day
to the last syllable of recorded time,
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death.  Out, out, brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player
that struts and frets his hour upon the stage
and then is heard no more:  it is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing."
-William Shakespeare
Angels in America:  Millennium Approaches

"This disease will be the end of many of us, but not nearly all and the dead will be commemorated and will struggle on with the living, and we are not going away.  We won't die secret deaths anymore.  The world only spins forward.  We will be citizens.  The time has come.
Bye now.
You are fabulous creatures, each and every one.
And I bless you: More life.
The Great Work Begins."
-Tony Kushner
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"Bring back our dead, all our dead, give us certain knowledge of the future recovery of all those we've lost, restitution of all those we've lost, in Paradise if not on earth, but guarantee it.  Don't ask faith of people who have lost so much.  Don't dare."
-Tony Kushner
National Day of Prayer for AIDS, 10/9/94
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Angels in America, Millennium Approaches

"The failure to measure up hits people hard.  From such strong desire to be good they feel very far from goodness when they fail."
Joe, II:3
"Pretend-happy.  That's better than nothing."
Harper, I:5

"I usually say,'Fuck the truth,' but mostly, the truth fucks you."
Prior, I:7

repulsive shadow
robs my always

recall sweet
raw pictures
visions luscious
like peaches

drunk with life
dreaming elaborate sordid languid symphonies
soaring in gorgeous skies

some essential urge is why
you leave my

-Jean A. Miller
copyright 2001
Dearest Spirit

In Memory of Roby Starns

your soul kissed
Grace to me.

While I wish forever
Everything together
You go alone.

Say 'Adieu'

So I can let Pain
  like fire
until Heaven whispers,
"Now, with passion
beauty, heart, light, truth
Do Smile.
Never Resist Life."

            -Jean A. Miller
          copyright 2001

"Will I lose my dignity?
Will someone care?
Will I wake tomorrow
from this nightmare?"
-Will I?
from Rent
Angels in America:  Millennium Approaches

"That's just liberalism, the worst kind of liberalism, really, bourgeois tolerance, and what I think is that what AIDS shows us is the limits of tolerance, that it's not enough to be tolerated, because when the shit hits the fan, you find out how much tolerance is worth.  Nothing.  And underneath all the tolerance is intense, passionate hatred...power is the object, not being tolerated."
-Louis, III:2

"Learn at least this:  What are you capable of.  Let nothing stand in your way."
-Roy, II:3
"The Painter's Honeymoon"
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Angels in America: Perestroika

"When your heart breaks, you should die.
But there's still the rest of you.  There's your breasts, and your genitals, and they're amazingly stupid, like babies, or faithful dogs, they don't get it, they just want him."
-Harper I:3

"The worst thing about being sick in America, Ethel, is that you are booted out of the parade.  Americans have no use for the sick."
-Roy  III:I

"I could be a witch.  Why not?  I married a fairy."
-Harper I:7
Angels in America:  Perestroika

"You think happiness is about being totally happy.  Since you believe the
world is perfectable, you find it always unsatisfying.  But you must
reconcile yourself to its unperfectability by being thoroughly in the world
but not of it."
-Joe  I:7

Harper:  In your experience of the world.  How do people change?
Mormon Mother:  Well it has something to do with God so it's not very nice.
God splits the skin with a jagged thumbnail from throat to belly and then plunges a huge filthy hand in, pulls and pulls till all your innards are yanked out and the pain!  We can't even talk about that.  And then He stuffs it back dirty tangled and torn.  It's up to you to do the stitching.
Harper:  And then get up.  And walk around.
Mormon Mother:  Just mangled guts pretending.
Harper:  That's how people change.
- from Act III:5
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"Why am I the witness? And when I capture it on film, will it mean that it's the end and I'm alone?"
-Mark from RENT