I SAID TURN IT OFF! _Nobody laughs at me
I SAID TURN IT OFF! Nobody laughs at me--because I laugh first! At me! ME--from Seattle; me--with no education; me, with no talent--as you've kept reminding me my whole life. Look at me now: a star! Look how I live! Look at my friends! Look where I'm going! I'm not staying in burlesque. I'm moving--maybe up, maybe down--but wherever it is, I'm enjoying it! I'm having the time of my life because for the first time, it is my life! I love it! I love every second of it and I'll be damned if you're going to take it away from me! I am Gypsy Rose Lee! I love her--and if you don't you can just clear out now!
Laurents, Arthur. Gypsy, Theater Communications Group, 2004, pp. 101.