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Rita Mae Brown quotes

born 28 November 1944, American author

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

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

Good judgment comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgment.
Rita Mae Brown

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

The reward for conformity was that everyone liked you except yourself.
Rita Mae Brown

If it weren't for the last minute, nothing would get done.
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When God made man she was practicing.
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Sorrow is how we learn to love. Your heart isn't breaking. It hurts because it's getting larger.
The larger it gets, the more love it holds.
Rita Mae Brown

Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts.
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I still miss those I loved who are no longer with me but I find I am grateful for having loved
them. The gratitude has finally conquered the loss.
Rita Mae Brown

Normal is the average of deviance.
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What's the point of being a lesbian if a woman is going to look and act like an imitation man?
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Writers will happen in the best of families.
Rita Mae Brown

The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four people is suffering from a mental
illness. Look at your three best friends. If they're ok, then it's you.
Rita Mae Brown

Women need to feel loved and men need to feel needed.
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Every day you're alive and someone loves you is a miracle.
Rita Mae Brown

One survey found that ten percent of Americans thought Joan of Arc was Noah's wife.
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Love is the wild card of existence.
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Any woman whose I.Q. hovers above her body temperature must be a feminist.
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I believe in a lively disrespect for most forms of authority.
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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.
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If the world were a logical place, men would ride side saddle.
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Happiness is pretty simple: someone to love, something to do, something to look forward to.
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Lead me not into temptation - I can find the way myself.
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If you're afraid to die, you're afraid to live. You can't have one without the other.
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Loving's pretty easy. It's letting someone love you that's hard.
Rita Mae Brown

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.
Rita Mae Brown

A deadline is negative inspiration. Still, it's better than no inspiration at all.
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I hate the telephone. I think the lowest circle of hell is reserved for Alexander Graham Bell.
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He unzipped his pants and his brains fell out.
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If you don't like my book, write your own. If you don't think you can write a novel, that ought
to tell you something. If you think you can, do. No excuses. If you still don't like my novel,
find a book you do like. Life is too short to be miserable. If you do like my novels, I commend
your good taste.
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When I got my library card, that was when my life began.
Rita Mae Brown

Divorce is the one human tragedy that reduces everything to cash.
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The only queer people are those who don't love anybody.
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One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.
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You can love more than one person at a time, and I don't give a damn what the self-help
books say.
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