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Torch Song Trilogy (film) Quotes

Torch Song Trilogy (film) is a TV show that first aired in 1970 . Torch Song Trilogy ended in 1970.

It features Ronald K. Fierstein as producer, Peter Matz in charge of musical score, and Mikael Salomon as head of cinematography.

Torch Song Trilogy (film) is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of Torch Song Trilogy (film) is 120 minutes long. Torch Song Trilogy (film) is distributed by New Line Cinema.

The cast includes: Harvey Fierstein as Arnold, Anne Bancroft as Ma, Brian Kerwin as Ed, Matthew Broderick as Alan, Charles Pierce as Bertha, Ken Page as Murray, Karen Young as Laurel, Eddie Castrodad as David, and Charles Pierce as Bertha Vanation.

Torch Song Trilogy (film) Quotes

Karen Young as Laurel

  • (Karen Young) "Just because I said that's what I wanted doesn't mean that's what I wanted. I mean, it may be what I wanted, but that doesn't mean I'm necessarily ready for it."
  • (Karen Young) "So, Arnold, Ed tells me you're a transsexual?"

Brian Kerwin as Ed

  • (Brian Kerwin) "I want another chance with you, Arnold."
  • (Brian Kerwin) "Arnold, I'm forty years old. You know what that means? It's time for me to stop screwing around. This time I've spent with you and David is the closest thing to whatever it is I want."
  • (Brian Kerwin) "Did anyone every tell you you have a really sexy voice? Is that natural or do you have a cold?"
  • (Brian Kerwin) "Why don't you ask Arnold? I'm sure he has lots to say on the subject."
  • (Matthew Broderick) "He says you're a boring, self-centered, insensitive old fool who wouldn't know love if it wore wings, diaper, and shot heart-shaped arrows at your butt."
  • (Brian Kerwin) "'Casual'? We've known each other for nine years."
  • (Harvey Fierstein) "Seven of which you spent with another woman."
  • (Brian Kerwin) "Whoops."
  • (Harvey Fierstein) "Whoops? Ed, did you say "whoops"? No, Ed. "Whoops" is when you fall down an elevator shaft. "Whoops" is when you skinny-dip in a school of piranha. "Whoops" is when you accidentally douche with Drano. No, Ed. This was no "whoops." This was an AAAAAAAAAAAAAHA-HA-HA-HA."
  • (Brian Kerwin) "You know, I'm not sure the sex we had was always as good for me as it was for you. Sometimes it was a little wild, out of control."
  • (Harvey Fierstein) "And that's -- bad?"
  • (Brian Kerwin) "It's not what I want."
  • (Harvey Fierstein) "Funny. It's what I pray for."
  • (Brian Kerwin) "I can't believe you're STILL mad."
  • (Harvey Fierstein) "I ain't STILL mad -- this here is BRAND NEW."

Charles Pierce as Bertha Vanation

  • (Charles Pierce) "Personally, I never enjoy sex with someone I know."
  • (Harvey Fierstein) "Our Lady of High Standards."
  • (Charles Pierce) "I swear, that queen gives me gas."
  • (Charles Pierce) "Just wait until you see my act: Bertha Vanation and her Dance of the Virgin."
  • (Ken Page) "Which she does COMPLETELY from memory."
  • (Charles Pierce) "Bitch."
  • (Charles Pierce) "In order to be a real dame you've got to kneel before a queen."

Harvey Fierstein as Arnold

  • (Harvey Fierstein) "Isn't that a kick in the rubber parts?"
  • (Harvey Fierstein) "Ed, do you remember why we broke up in the first place? Do you really think you can bring your friends here? Do you think you could introduce me to your parents as your lover, and David as our son? Ed, Angel, I just threw my mother, my mother. Out of the house, all she wanted was to not talk about it. Do you really think I'm gonna ask less from you?"
  • (Harvey Fierstein) "If you have an I.Q. of over 30, then there is no God."
  • (Harvey Fierstein) "A thing of beauty is a joy 'till sunrise."
  • (Harvey Fierstein) "Try and imagine the world the other way around. Imagine every book, every magazine, every TV show, every movie was telling you you should be homosexual. You know you're not, but --"
  • (Anne Bancroft) "Stop already, you're talking crazy."
  • (Harvey Fierstein) "You wanna know what's crazy? After all these years I'm still sitting here trying to justify my life. THIS is crazy."
  • (Harvey Fierstein) "It kills me to know that they look at me and all they can think is, "Where did we go wrong?""
  • (Bar Patron) "Can I buy you a drink?"
  • (Harvey Fierstein) "Oh, f*** off."
  • (Harvey Fierstein) "At least I don't have to cook him breakfast."
  • (Harvey Fierstein) "There's one more thing you better understand. I have taught myself to sew, cook, fix plumbing, build furniture; I can even pat myself on the back when necessary; all so I don't have to ask anyone for anything."
  • (Harvey Fierstein) "A ugly person who goes after a pretty person gets nothing but trouble. But a pretty person who goes after a ugly person gets at least cab fare."
  • (Harvey Fierstein) "It's easier to love someone who's dead. They make so few mistakes."
  • (Harvey Fierstein) "I think my biggest problem is being young and beautiful. It's my biggest problem because I've never been young and beautiful. Oh, I've been beautiful, and God knows I've been young, but never the twain have met."
  • (Harvey Fierstein) "Ma -- I miss him."
  • (Anne Bancroft) "Give yourself time, Arnold. It gets better -- But, Arnold, it never goes away. You can work longer hours, adopt a son, fight with me, whatever -- it'll still be there. But that's all right, it becomes a part of you, like learning to wear a ring or a pair of eyeglasses. You get used to it. And that's good. It's good, because it makes sure you don't forget. You don't want to forget him, do you?"
  • (Harvey Fierstein) "I don't want to hear what you have to say, because believe me, you don't want to hear what I have to say."
  • (Harvey Fierstein) "Do you EVER think before you speak?"
  • (Matthew Broderick) "No. Why? Do you?"
  • (Harvey Fierstein) "Frequently. It helps to pass the time while you're speaking."
  • (Harvey Fierstein) "What am I gonna do -- with the beer can?"
  • (Harvey Fierstein) "Let's get one thing straight first. A: I want children and B: if anyone asks: I'm the pretty one."
  • (Harvey Fierstein) "I know you'll find this hard to comprehend, but I want more out of life than meeting a pretty face and sitting down on it."
  • (Ken Page) "Graphically put."
  • (Harvey Fierstein) "You can't expect me to sit around all the time waiting for you to call."
  • (Brian Kerwin) "Oh, I never asked you to. I told you to go out, have a good time, meet other people."
  • (Harvey Fierstein) "I can't. I'm not built that way."
  • (Brian Kerwin) "Well, I'm just not ready to make that kind of commitment."
  • (Harvey Fierstein) "I'm not asking you to. But if I have to accept you going out, then you have to accept that I'm not."

Anne Bancroft as Ma

  • (Anne Bancroft) "You haven't heard one word I've said."
  • (Harvey Fierstein) "I KNOW YOU WOULD RATHER I WAS STRAIGHT, I'M NOT. Would you also rather I lie to you? My friend Ed, who'd never dream of telling his parents, instead he cut his parents out of his life. And they wonder 'why? Why is my child so distant?' Is that what you'd rather?"
  • (Anne Bancroft) "No. But it doesn't have to be on every conversation, either."
  • (Harvey Fierstein) "You want to be a part of my life, I'm not editing out the things you don't like."
  • (Anne Bancroft) "Friend-friend, or euphemism-friend?"
  • (Eddie Castrodad) "He used to be a euphemism, now he's just a friend."
  • (Anne Bancroft) "After all, a problem is never as permanent as a solution."
  • (Anne Bancroft) "You want meaningful conversation? Do what I do, talk to yourself. It's the only way."
  • (Anne Bancroft) "Arnold, think about the boy. The way you live is bound to affect himmmmmm."
  • (Harvey Fierstein) "Ma, David is gay."
  • (Anne Bancroft) "He hasn't even been here a year."
  • (Harvey Fierstein) "He came that way."
  • (Anne Bancroft) "Nobody COMES that way."
  • (Harvey Fierstein) "What an opening."
  • (Anne Bancroft) "You cheated me out of your life and then blamed me for not being there."

Matthew Broderick as Alan

  • (Matthew Broderick) "I have a question."
  • (Harvey Fierstein) "The answer is yes."
  • (Matthew Broderick) "You don't even know what I was going to ask."
  • (Harvey Fierstein) "Whatever it is, the answer is yes. I'm too tired to argue."
  • (Matthew Broderick) "-- Good. Because I love you, too."
  • (Matthew Broderick) "Why are all the mirrors covered?"
  • (Harvey Fierstein) "So we don't see the pain in our faces."
  • (Matthew Broderick) "Why is everyone sitting on boxes?"
  • (Harvey Fierstein) "To make sure there's pain in our faces."
  • (Anne Bancroft) "You told me he was Jewish."
  • (Harvey Fierstein) "Out-of-town Jewish."

Ken Page as Murray

  • (Ken Page) "Alan died, honey; not you."
  • (Ken Page) "Now if only that idiot Ed will settle down."
  • (Harvey Fierstein) "You must be begging for a slap, Ed's the last thing I need right now."
  • (Harvey Fierstein) "Exactly my point. Ed is the last thing you need. You have everything else: looks, a career, money enough to keep your figure, and someone who depends on you. Now all you need is someone on whom you can depend."

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