Nathan Lane quotes

  • Sure I think it is healthy to speak the truth, and be who you are, and be proud of that.
    -- Nathan Lane

    #Thinking #Healthy #Be Who You Are

  • As a kid, I loved Godot because of the poetry and the humor and the strangeness, but then as you get older, its much more resonant.
    -- Nathan Lane

    #Kids #Godot

  • It's a cliche, but there really is no handbook about the celebrity thing; you have to figure it out as you go along
    -- Nathan Lane

    #Cliche #Figures

  • But in order for anyone to become successful, sometimes you have to be that driven and focused, and maybe there isn't a lot left over for personal relationships -- although I certainly have had them. It's not as if I cut myself off, but it makes them very difficult. This profession is very hard on relationships.
    -- Nathan Lane

    #Cutting #Successful #Order

  • I am not a sad clown. I am not a sad clown.
    -- Nathan Lane

    #Clown #Sad Clown

  • The more competition, the better. I hope to get snubbed again this year.
    -- Nathan Lane

    #Years #Competition

  • My oldest brother used to take me to the theater. The first play he took me to see was 'Black Comedy,' then he took me to see 'Butley.' We'd see all these British plays. And 'Hello, Dolly,' with Pearl Bailey. I was unconsciously thinking, 'Gee, I would love to be able to do that.'
    -- Nathan Lane

    #Brother #Thinking #Play

  • I'll always go back to the stage.
    -- Nathan Lane

    #Stage

  • A sitcom is the closest thing for me to doing stage because you work in front of an audience, and if it's well written it can be very satisfying.
    -- Nathan Lane

    #Stage #Wells #Audience

  • There's a freedom there and an understanding of my career and the things I've done. I'm seen here as primarily a comic actor, which is OK, but I can go to New York and I do something that's very emotional. It would be lovely at some point to do something like that on film.
    -- Nathan Lane

    #New York #Emotional #Careers

  • Look, I'm over 40, I'm single, and I work in musical theater - you do the math!
    -- Nathan Lane

    #Math #Musical #Theatre

  • 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
    -- Nathan Lane

    #Gay #People #Care

  • People always think I'm Jewish and changed my last name from Rabinowitz
    -- Nathan Lane

    #Thinking #Names #People

  • There doesn't seem to be a lot of middle ground with me
    -- Nathan Lane

    #Middle

  • People have to do things in their own time, and that's what I did
    -- Nathan Lane

    #People

  • I seem to always inspire a strong reaction one way or the other
    -- Nathan Lane

    #Strong #Inspire #Way

  • People think they know who I am, because I've played so many very, very out gay men on stage, and they think that's me
    -- Nathan Lane

    #Gay #Men #Thinking

  • I'm one of those old-fashioned homosexuals, not one of the newfangled ones who are born joining parades
    -- Nathan Lane

    #Joining #Born #Parades

  • I'm still the fat kid from high school who never had a date
    -- Nathan Lane

    #Kids #School #Fats

  • I dont know why everybody is giving Prince Harry a hard time. Hes like every other red-blooded American man - he wants to get drunk and go out with hookers.
    -- Nathan Lane

    #Men #Hard Times #Giving