85+ Rita Mae Brown quotes

Rita Mae Brown Quotes
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Name: Rita Mae Brown Find on Amazon India: Link
Nationality: AmericanFind on Amazon: Link
Profession: Writer
Born: 28-Nov-1944 

Don’t ask to live in tranquil times. Literature doesn’t grow there.

The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they’re okay, then it’s you.

Language exerts hidden power, like the moon on the tides.

Lead me not into temptation; I can find the way myself.

Leroy bet me I couldn’t find a pot of gold at the end, and I told him that was a stupid bet because the rainbow was enough.

Moral passion without entertainment is propaganda, and entertainment without moral passion is television.

One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.

Recognition of function always precedes recognition of being.

Intuition is a suspension of logic due to impatience.

The reward for conformity is that everyone likes you but yourself.

Morals are private. Decency is public.

To love without role, without power plays, is revolution.

Virginia Woolf said that writers must be androgynous. I’ll go a step further. You must be bisexual.

Women who love women are Lesbians. Men, because they can only think of women in sexual terms, define Lesbian as sex between women.

Writers will happen in the best of families.

You can’t be truly rude until you understand good manners.

You sell a screenplay like you sell a car. If someone drives it off a cliff, that’s it.

Every action is either strong or weak, and when every action is strong we are successful.

The only queer people are those who don’t love anybody.

Art is moral passion married to entertainment. Moral passion without entertainment is propaganda, and entertainment without moral passion is television.

A deadline is negative inspiration. Still, it’s better than no inspiration at all.

A life of reaction is a life of slavery, intellectually and spiritually. One must fight for a life of action, not reaction.

Pornography exists for the lonesome, the ugly, the fearful – it’s made for the losers.

About all you can do in life is be who you are. Some people will love you for you. Most will love you for what you can do for them, and some won’t like you at all.

If the world were a logical place, men would ride side-saddle.

As a woman, I find it very embarrassing to be in a meeting and realize I’m the only one in the room with balls.

Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts. And never hope more than you work.

Divorce is the one human tragedy that reduces everything to cash.

Education is a wonderful thing. If you couldn’t sign your name you’d have to pay cash.

Humor comes from self-confidence.

I finally figured out the only reason to be alive is to enjoy it.

I am a comic writer, which means I get to slay the dragons, and shoot the bull.

A peacefulness follows any decision, even the wrong one.

I became a lesbian because of women, because women are beautiful, strong, and compassionate.

I believe in a lively disrespect for most forms of authority.

I believe the true function of age is memory. I’m recording as fast as I can.

I believe you are your work. Don’t trade the stuff of your life, time, for nothing more than dollars. That’s a rotten bargain.

Good judgment comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgment.

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