Quotations from Milk
Milk is a historical biography drama about the life of Harvey Milk, an openly gay American activist. The story follows the life of Milk as he goes from a gay rights activist to becoming the first elected gay official in California. Directed by Gus Van Sant. Starring Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, and Emile Hirsch. This film won two Oscar awards, including Best Actor (Penn).
Milk is a wonderful and entertaining film about a historical figure. Read some of the many stunning lines from the film below.
Harvey Milk: [to Cleve Jones] You're going to meet the most extraordinary men, the sexiest, brightest, funniest men, and you're going to fall in love with so many of them, and you won't know until the end of your life who your greatest friends were or your greatest love was.
Dan White: Society can't exist without the family.
Harvey Milk: We're not against that.
Dan White: Can two men reproduce?
Harvey Milk: No, but God knows we keep trying.
Harvey Milk: My name is Harvey Milk and I'm here to recruit you!
Scott Smith: Are you on uppers or something?
Harvey Milk: No, this is just plain old me.
Dan White: [extremely drunk, to Jack Lira] Whatever! I don't even know who you are, you just showed up out of nowhere, Latino man.
Harvey Milk: A homosexual with power... that's scary.
Harvey Milk: If it were true that children emulate their teachers, we'd have a lot more nuns running around.
State Senator John Briggs: It's time to root them out.
Tom Ammiano: And how are you going to determine who's a homosexual?
State Senator John Briggs: My bill outlines procedures for identifying homosexuals.
Tom Ammiano: How? Will you be sucking them off?
Jim Rivaldo: You replaced Scott with a lesbian?
McConnely: There's Man's Law and there's God's Law in this neighborhood and in this city... The San Francisco Police Force is happy to enforce either.
Harvey Milk: Thanks for the warm welcome to the neighborhood!
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