A few hundred pages. That's how many pages writer Jack Guinness has devoted to queerness, inviting celebrities to contribute essays about their favorite queer icons in "The Queer Bible" (Dey St., 320 pp.)

We know what you're thinking: How? How could one possibly contain the many (many!) multitudes of the LGBTQ community into a mere few hundred pages?

While the book couldn't accomplish that, it comes close,celebrating queer heroes past and present, bold and beautiful, acerbic and astounding, people as different as George Michael, RuPaul and James Baldwin. Prepare yourself to fall into queerness quicksand.

The quotes below stood out as some of the most impactful – and just in time for Pride Month:

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