Gale Harold quotes

  • I'm grateful for all the attention because it validates I'm doing something.
    -- Gale Harold

    #Grateful #Attention

  • Some say that Jesus is the rock, or the anchor. I say that your friends and family are your anchor. And you can really hold their hands, not just sing about it. No disrespect to George Jones.
    -- Gale Harold

    #Jesus #Rocks #Hands

  • For a while, the gay thing seemed like such a big deal. But now, I don't think it is. It's just a comedy-drama about people who live in the United States. It's a slice-of-life. I play a character-that's it. But I was well aware of the gay lifestyle before the show. I've been hit on in a really strong way by gay men who've tried to convert me, and a lot of my heroes are gay. William Burroughs, Lou Reed. Well, I guess Lou Reed is bi. The point is, it's 2002, gay life is no longer that shocking.
    -- Gale Harold

    #Strong #Drama #Hero

  • Don't forget who your heroes are, what they mean to you, and why they mean that to you.
    -- Gale Harold

    #Memorial Day #Hero #Mean

  • I started studying at 26. Before that, I never thought of acting as something that I would ever try.
    -- Gale Harold

    #Trying #Acting #Study

  • My interests are not really with television, per se.
    -- Gale Harold

    #Television #Interest

  • After I began to explore what an actor actually is, I studied for three years before I had the guts to go on an audition.
    -- Gale Harold

    #Years #Three #Actors

  • I mean, let's face it, it's 2000 and people are beginning to wake up on some level. I think that, as I was saying earlier, there's just no denying the impact that showing people the truth can have. It allows people to understand themselves, and when you understand yourself you can understand the people around you. And then you can begin to let go of all the bullshit that leads into things like world wars, racism, stereotypes, and bigotry.
    -- Gale Harold

    #Letting Go #War #Mean

  • One cannot deny that if a person has the energy to get you interested and excited, then that is half the battle won, like all the great leaders had this quality.
    -- Gale Harold

    #Leader #Battle #Quality

  • If someone doesn't want to work with me because I'm playing a gay character, I don't want to work with them. They can fck off.
    -- Gale Harold

    #Character #Gay #Want

  • I want to keep developing. I want to become relaxed in my own work and go deeper. Just growing and studying and trying new things and hopefully having professional access to work that's good and interesting. I don't want to be on the treadmill of artificiality.
    -- Gale Harold

    #Interesting #Trying #Growing

  • Revealing yourself, physically or emotionally, to cast and crew is frequently uncomfortable. But it is essential if you want to to tell the truth. I felt more at ease being bold with some than I did with others. I was incredibly fortunate to have worked with Randy Harrison as Justin Taylor. We share enough taste in music and art to have had a real camaraderie, and luckily that evolved into a deep friendship.
    -- Gale Harold

    #Art #Real #Essentials

  • I’ve learned the most from Randy Harrison. Because of his fantastic imaginary world filled with bizarre friends. He is constantly giving us good advice.
    -- Gale Harold

    #Giving #Advice #World

  • You have to like your character, because if you don't, no one else will either.
    -- Gale Harold

    #Character #Like You

  • Criticism is a surreal state, like a good drug gone bad. When it's bad you wish it would stop, and when it's good, you can't get enough.
    -- Gale Harold

    #Drug #Criticism #Wish

  • You are preparing yourself for a scene, and the most important thing is to remain emotionally available and remain in the moment with your scene partner. You don't want to let your own self-consciousness block the flow of creativity that's coming out so that you can act and react, and play what the scene is all about.
    -- Gale Harold

    #Block #Creativity #Play

  • Brian is an archetypal character, a bit like Don Juan, which is how I play him. He's a blast to play. He believes unapologetically in his freedom. He holds nothing back. Something I'm learning is, you can't hate the character you play. If I think my character is an asshole, that's all that will come across. He is drawn in an extreme way, but that doesn't mean he's not a person.
    -- Gale Harold

    #Hate #Believe #Character

  • I'm straight, but the character was too important to me to muddle his world with my private life. As a nobody, I got away with that deflection. I think it may have helped to introduce Brian as a believable gay man. Maybe not. However it played, it's been out of my hands for a long time.
    -- Gale Harold

    #Character #Gay #Men