Usually, people who don't have a broad perspective see gay people as servants - as people who are there to make them look good.
I'm not religious, but I do pray. It's 60 seconds of meditation, visualizing myself, looking at myself, and being conscious of my own consciousness. That will align me for the rest of the day.
If you've worked in a factory, and you haven't learned how to do something else, you're obsolete. That's just nature.
The secret of success in every field is redefining what success means to you. It can't be your parent's definition, the media's definition, or your neighbor's definition. Otherwise, success will never satisfy you.
Life's journey - it unfolds for you as you are ready for it.
We are all doing drag. Every single person on this planet is doing it.
I think drag is universal, no matter who does it. I mean, yeah, I am homosexual, but I think everybody likes to toy with their image. I love those guys. I love Milton Berle and Flip Wilson and all those people.
I'm a pop victim. I love pop music; I love pop culture. I love Olivia Newton-John.
Throughout my life, I have always believed in love; I've always put my heart in love. But I've seen fear take people so often. It's very scary.
My spiritual practice reminds me of what's really real, what's really hood.
It's a neutralizing mantra to say to everybody, 'I come in peace.' I come in peace. That's why it's important.
Unfortunately, in our culture, one person can write a letter to the network, and they shut something down. It's unfortunate.
In my life, I've been able to really examine society in a way most people who aren't outsiders don't get a chance to do.
It's important to remember that you're born naked, and the rest is drag.
I love Ashford & Simpson, and I love the Brothers Gibb. They are amazing.
The whole point is to live life and be - to use all the colors in the crayon box.
I don't think drag will ever be mainstream because it's counter to what the mainstream directive is, which is picking an identity and sticking with it for the rest of your life.
Drag breaks the fourth wall, which is why it's never been quite accepted, because nobody wants to be told that they are really a caricature of themself and to not take yourself too seriously.
I remember being 14 years old, making a pact with myself. I would never join into the matrix, never join into the status quo, and I would always fight it. It always felt like I was on an operating table and the anesthesia never worked.
Anna Wintour is a very smart woman. She's a Scorpio, like me.
Once you clear out from your consciousness things that no longer matter, you're able to make room for other things.
Wyoming - God bless you in Wyoming - it's very boring, and it's the most isolated place on Earth.
I go to the gym at five in the morning and then go do a hike.
I've always been interested in what else is here, what lies beneath.
La Flavour's 'Mandolay' is a disco classic - I dare you to sit still while listening to it.
The only time you will ever see me in drag is when I am - What? Getting paid. It is my job.
People can identify as however you want to. Right on. Go for it. But my strategy in this bigger game of life is to not identify as anything.
I had mentors, growing up in gay life - older gay men who told me about our history and the history of art and culture - but somehow, the younger generation missed out on that synergy.
I love games. My favorite thing on this planet to do is to play games. And if you don't enjoy games, then you're really missing the point of what this life is.
I've cried my eyes out and wanted to end it all before. I hope everybody's gone that far, because it makes life rich.
'The Wizard of Oz' is my favourite. It explains what life on this planet is about. Although Dorothy reaches Oz, she finds she had what she needed to go back to Kansas all along, but the Good Witch tells her that she had to learn it for herself. All of the answers to the meaning of life are there.
My love life has never been of interest to people. Of course I have a love life; I have a real life outside of show business.
I always did what I thought was interesting. I always just did what caught my fantasy. Looking like a woman, that was never the criteria for me. It was always to do drag. And drag is not gender-specific. Drag is just drag. It's exaggeration.
If you're upset by something I said, you have bigger problems than you think.
If you grow up in show business, you look beyond the looking glass. So, all of the surface facades get broken.
I've always been ambitious. I've always been able to roll up my sleeves and get to work. I like to stay busy. I love working, and I love being creative.
People don't know how to place me in their consciousness. They think, 'Oh, you must be here to make me look good. That's what gay guys are, right? You're an accessory for my straight life.' Just because your limited view is that everyone's there to serve you and that you're the only person in the world. It doesn't work that way.
For my tribe, the people I found years ago, we've found sanctuary in the irreverent, in the off-center, in the quirky... And that's how we stay entertained, and that's how we stay engaged in what would otherwise seem to be a really cruel world. A really harsh world.
Don't believe the hype; don't believe what it tells you on your driver's license. You are an extension of the power that created this whole universe.
Drag is there to remind culture not to take itself too seriously. All of this is illusion.
A regular old drag queen is usually your science teacher who's actually wearing women's panties underneath his slacks. A drag-queen superstar is someone who actually works in clubs and makes a living doing it more than one night a year, or even one night in six months.
The only person I look up to - and not just in show business but also in the world - is a little lady named Judge Judy! Honestly.