Quotables: Billy Porter, Robin Roberts, Ivanka Trump, Cynthia Nixon

Billy Porter on the red carpet at this year’s Academy Awards

Billy Porter on his red carpet-stopping tuxedo dress: “Now I’m in a space where, being on Pose, I’m invited to red carpets and I have something to say through clothes. My goal is to be a walking piece of political art every time I show up. To challenge expectations. What is masculinity? What does that mean?”

GMA’s Robin Roberts interviews Empire star Jussie Smollett

GMA journalist Robin Roberts on her interview with Jussie Smollett: “I’m a black gay woman, he’s a black gay man. He’s saying that there’s a hate crime, so if I’m too hard, then my LGBT community is going to say, ‘You don’t believe a brother,’ if I’m too light on him, it’s like, ‘Oh, because you are in the community, you’re giving him a pass.’ It was a no-win situation for me.”

Ivanka Trump

Ivanka Trump joked recently about how hard it is to be her: “The press seems to think it’s ironic that I, born of great privilege, think people want to work for what they are given. As if being Donald Trump’s daughter isn’t the hardest job in the world.”

Cynthia Nixon

Sex in the City star Cynthia Nixon on Vice President Mike Pence: “The fact that Pence does vile, hateful things while well-coiffed and calm doesn’t make him decent; it makes him insidious and dangerous. Respecting each other’s rights and humanity is what makes us civilized — not keeping a civil tone while doing the opposite.”