Words matter. These are the best Tab Hunter Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
I love singing. You know, my mother always used to encourage me, ‘Sing, sing,’ and I was in a choir in church, yes.
I don’t care whether people like me or dislike me. I’m not on earth to win a popularity contest. I’m here to be the best human being I possibly can be.
People place such importance on the external. It’s disgusting.
In my personal life, I was quite a different Boy Next Door than the one Mr. and Mrs. Middle America imagined me to be.
I said, God, the press and people, they just really hate me and I’m really trying. Geraldine Page said, Listen to this, Tab. If people don’t like you, that’s their bad taste.
If I had come out during my acting career in the 1950s, I would not have had a career.
Divine was like a 400-pound beached whale. He was one of my favorite leading ladies, I’ve got to tell you. He was really terrific.
I learned denial from my mother. I just never confronted things and if anybody did, I just would go crazy.
I believe one’s sexuality is one’s own business. I really don’t go around discussing it. Call me ‘old school’ on that topic.
I did Polyester, and I don’t regret one minute of it. It was wonderful.
My nickname, when I was 15 years old in the Coast Guard, they called me ‘Hollywood’ because I went to the movies all the time. It was such great escapism. That’s why I ran away from home.
I really didn’t talk about my sexuality until I wrote my autobiography.
I hate labels.
I’ve been a very, very fortunate man. I’ve had a lot of highs – and a great deal of lows.
I was born in New York. I grew up in San Francisco, Long Beach, and Los Angeles.
I don’t care about being in the public eye.
A lot has been written about Tony Perkins and myself and I figured, Let’s get it straight. I had a relationship with Tony for two to three years, but those are only threads in the tapestry of my whole life.
The people that really were important, that mattered, had a great foundation. I had no training. I had to learn while doing, and it was really difficult.
I knew Jimmy Dean. He tested for ‘Battle Cry’. Paul Newman tested for ‘Battle Cry’. I did nine tests to finally get that role.
Unless you’re of a certain age, you may not know my name, but you can Google it – I was a pretty big movie star in the 1950s. Oh, and another thing: I was – am – gay.
My sexuality is only a thread of the tapestry of my life.
People are too quick to criticize and condemn. We’ve got to be more positive.