You Want To Make The Law, Or Be Subject To It? Choose!

Am I a nice man? Fuck nice! They say terrible things about me in The Nation? Fuck The Nation! You want to be nice or you want to be effective?! You want to make the law, or be subject to it? Choose!

~ Roy M. Cohn

The another quote that belongs to a character from the 1991 award-winning play, Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes.  The character speaking is Roy Cohn, a closeted gay lawyer, based on real life attorney Roy M. Cohn, who, just as in history, contracts AIDS, which he insists is liver cancer in order to preserve his reputation.  We introduced his persona in our previous posting.

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