"Girls who are boys
Who like boys to be girls
Who do boys like they're girls
Who do girls like they're boys"
— blur, "Girls & Boys"
Writer Secret: If you were building a MAXIMUM ROMANCE PLOT engine, you’d make the whole cast Bi.
"Every famous male, no matter how many ladies they’ve publicly pumped, finds themselves the subject of rumours about being gay. Check the blind item sections of celebrity gossip columns – if everyone who was rumoured to be gay actually was, then maybe horrifically ugly and tactless guys like me could finally pick up a few scraps. Except we couldn’t, because all the hot chicks would be doing it up each other."
"Darling, you're divine. I've had an affair with your husband. You'll be next."
—Tallulah Bankhead, to Joan Crawford, married at the time to Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.
"My candle burns at both ends."
—Edna St. Vincent Millay
"Sex between a man and a woman can be a beautiful thing, provided you're between the right man and the right woman."
Actually, there is no such thing as a homosexual person, any more than there is such a thing as a heterosexual person. The words are adjectives describing sexual acts, not people. The sexual acts are entirely normal; if they were not, no one would perform them.
— Gore Vidal, Sexually Speaking
"...it's ridiculous for a woman to say that she's not attracted to other women. That's completely false..."
"We shall not really succeed in discarding the straitjacket of our own cultural beliefs about sexual choice if we fail to come to terms with the well-documented, normal human capacity to love members of both sexes."
"In itself, homosexuality is as limiting as heterosexuality; the ideal should be to be capable of loving a woman or a man; either, a human being, without feeling fear, restraint, or obligation."
—Simone de Beauvoir
I could love anything on earth that appeared to wish it.
"Homosexuality was invented by a straight world dealing with its own bisexuality."
"In my experience the difference between a straight and a bisexual is about four pints"
— Graham Norton
"What else could I say? Everyone is gay."
"I think everyone's bisexual to some degree or another; it's just a question of whether or not you choose to recognise it and embrace it. Personally, I think choosing between men and women is like choosing between cake and ice cream. You'd be daft not to try both when there are so many different flavours."
"The new millennium won't be about sexual labels; it'll be about sexual expression. It won't matter if you're sleeping with men or women. It'll be about sleeping with individuals. Soon everyone will be pansexual. It won't matter if you're gay or straight."
Billie: I just walked Mandy and Grace through their, uh, lovers' spat. At least I think that's what it was.
Joyce: "Lover's spat"...they're...? Is everybody — ? ...Billie, do you think homosexuality is a, um, a choice?
Billie: A what? I don't know. I think, like, everyone thinks about it or tries it out eventually. We get curious. It's basically inevitable.
Joyce: (terrified face)