Sunday, December 28, 2008

quote of the week: Chuck Panozzo

On the topic of coming out:
It's a monkey off your back to say, "I want to live my life as an openly gay person."...
It frees you up to be a better thinker. Suddenly, it doesn't matter if someone says that you look or talk like a faggot. Instead of freaking out, you have the courage to answer back, "You can't say that to me. I'm not going to allow you to say that to me." It's an empowering feeling.
- Chuck Panozzo, cofounder of and bass player for Styx,
in his book The Grand Illusion (2007)

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