- If men got pregnant, there would be safe, reliable methods of birth control. They'd be inexpensive, too.
- The New York Times. Living Out Loud, p. 31 (1988)
- Some of my best friends are men. It is simply that I think women are superior to men. There, I've said it. It's my dirty little secret. [...]
The other day, a very wise friend of mine asked "Have you ever noticed that what passes as a terrific man would only be an adequate woman?" A Roman candle went off in my head; she was absolutely right. What I expect from my male friends is that there are polite and clean. What I expect from my female friends is unconditional love, the ability to finish my sentences for me when I am sobbing, and the ability to tell me why the meat thermometer isn't supposed to touch the bone.
- The New York Times. Living Out Loud, pp. 26-27 (1988)
- People who wish to salute the free and independent side of their evolutionary character acquire cats. People who wish to pay homage to their servile and salivating roots own dogs.
- The New York Times. Thinking Out Loud, p. 122 (1993)
- Here is the real domino theory: Gay man to gay man, bisexual man to straight woman, addict mother to newborn baby, they all fall down and someday it will come to you.
- The dangers of an AIDS epidemic. The New York Times, sect. A, p. 31 (December 9, 1993).
- People always blame the girl; she should have said no. A monosyllable, but conventional wisdom has always been that boys can't manage it.
- The New York Times, sect. 4, p. 13 (April 11, 1993).