Archive for January, 2008



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Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate.
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer’s lease hath all too short a date.
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimm’d;
And every fair from fair some time declines,
By chance, or nature’s changing course, untrimm’d;
But thy eternal summer shall not fade
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow’st;
Nor shall Death brag thou wand’rest in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou grow’st:
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.

William Shakespeare. Sonatas


Abercrombie and Fitch; Carlson Twins (Kyle and Lane)

Jack: Well, my name is Ernest in town and Jack in the country, and the cigarette case was given to me in the country.

Algernon: Yes, but that does not account for the fact that your small Aunt Cecily, who lives at Tunbridge Wells, calls you her dear uncle. Come, old boy, you had much better have the thing out at once.

Jack: My dear Algy, you talk exactly as if you were a dentist. It is very vulgar to talk like a dentist when one isn’t a dentist. It produces a false impression,

Algernon: Well, that is exactly what dentists always do. Now, go on! Tell me the whole thing. I may mention that I have always suspected you of being a confirmed and secret Bunburyist; and I am quite sure of it now.

Jack: Bunburyist? What on earth do you mean by a Bunburyist?

Oscar Wilde, 1985. The Importance of Being Earnest.



“Sorry if I woke you, Dude. I woke up and I was rank so I jumped in the shower. I rinsed out my shorts and the shorts you loaned me and hung ‘em up to dry. Can I borrow some for today? If not, I can wear mine wet, no problem,” Jason asked, and then added, “Hey, Trev, can I bum a shirt for the day, too? I don’t have one with me and we will need shirts for a while today.”

I liked the way he had started calling me “Trev”.

From an erotic story


Neil Jordan, 1994. Interview with the Vampire

Lestat: No one could resist me, not even you, Louis.
Louis: I tried.
Lestat: [smiling] And the more you tried, the more I wanted you.


Did you think I’d crumble?

The AIDS Memorial Quilt, 1992

Go on now go walk out the door
Just turn around now
‘Cause you’re not welcome anymore
Weren’t you the one who tried to break me with goodbye
Did you think I’d crumble
Did you think I’d lay down and die
Oh no, not I
I will survive
As long as I know how to love
I know I’ll stay alive
I’ve got all my life to live
I’ve got all my love to give
And I’ll survive

Gloria Gaynor, 1978

Wishy-Washy Bellicosity

Gregg Araki

“I like to be thought of without any kind of adjective attached to it. A gay filmmaker, a Gen-X filmmaker, an Asian-American filmmaker–I’d just like to be thought of as a filmmaker. I don’t make films to be thought of as a spokesperson or to toe any politically correct line. … I’m not out to produce propaganda for any sort of movement or political agenda. I think at some point that’s when people get frustrated, because I don’t have their political agendas in mind. I have my own agenda, which is to express myself via the medium of film. I’m an artist, not a politician.”


Gallant Osculation

Stephen Fry

“I think the fact that I’m so well known to be gay makes it very difficult to have a convincing relationship with a woman on screen. Straight actors can play gay people and they’re rather congratulated on it. People say ‘Ooh, how brave of you’,” no one says to a gay actor who plays a heterosexual person: ‘how brave of you to kiss that woman, that must have been very difficult for you’. …It wouldn’t be at all difficult for me to kiss a woman – I’ll kiss a frog if you like.”