I have to accept the fact that, no matter what I do, it's going to annoy someone.
Sure I think it is healthy to speak the truth, and be who you are, and be proud of that.
I'm really an honorary Jew, you know; all the best people are. I really do feel Jewish, even though I'm a Catholic. The way the Church has been behaving, I'm happy to be Jewish.
I am not a sad clown. I am not a sad clown.
There doesn't seem to be a lot of middle ground with me.
I seem to always inspire a strong reaction one way or the other.
I'm one of those old-fashioned homosexuals, not one of the newfangled ones who are born joining parades.
I'm still the fat kid from high school who never had a date.
People have to do things in their own time, and that's what I did.
It's certainly not a shock to find that the industry has no imagination. I think people don't know what it is I do. Because half the time you're talking to people who are in their 20s, and I've been doing this for over 25 years.
One of the nicest compliments I would get very often on the street is people would say, 'I love you on 'The Good Wife.' I just can't tell whether I should like you or hate you!'
There's not a day in my life I'm not proud of being gay, but I just wasn't ready for that attention to be placed on it. I remember being on Oprah. Well, not on Oprah. Near Oprah. She started saying, 'Now, Nathan, you got all those girlie moves going down in 'The Birdcage,' where's all that coming from? You're so good at all that girlie stuff!'
Look, I'm 40, I'm single, and I work in musical theater - you do the math!
A video taped stage performance is just - you know, it's never gonna be the same as it is if you're sitting there live in the theatre.
As a kid, I loved 'Godot' because of the poetry and the humor and the strangeness, but then as you get older, it's much more resonant.
I don't know what goes on in their heads out in Hollywood.
I have my aluminum siding business, and that's going like a house afire.
I want the kind of career where I can move back and forth.
My mom was Jewish, so some would call me Jewish.
Relationships, for me, have been elusive. And I would say mostly it's been my fault. I was always more concentrated on my career. And yes, you do question people's motives. Is it just because I'm him - I'm Nathan Lane?