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Rita Mae Brown

Rita Mae Brown (born November 28, 1944) is a prolific American writer, most known for her mysteries and other novels (Rubyfruit Jungle). She is also an Emmy-nominated screenwriter.
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I believe in a lively disrespect for most forms of authority.

Rita Mae Brown

One must fight for a life of action, not reaction.

Rita Mae Brown

One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.

Rita Mae Brown

For you to be successful, sacrifices must be made. It's better that they are made by others but failing that, you'll have to make them yourself.

Rita Mae Brown

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

Rita Mae Brown

Humor comes from self-confidence. There's an aggressive element to wit.

Rita Mae Brown

Novelty is not necessarily a virtue.

Rita Mae Brown

Would it upset men if they found out we weren't different? Are we? Aren't we? Damned if I know.

Rita Mae Brown

I ask you men...what are you so afraid of? If I am equal to you in power, does that diminish you?

Rita Mae Brown

Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts.

Rita Mae Brown

Morals are private. Decency is public.

Rita Mae Brown

This is a celebration of individual freedom, not of homosexuality. No government has the right to tell its citizens when or whom to love. The only queer people are those who don't love anybody.

Rita Mae Brown

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

Rita Mae Brown

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

Rita Mae Brown

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

Rita Mae Brown

If the world were a logical place, men would ride sidesaddle.

Rita Mae Brown

Intuition is a suspension of logic due to impatience.

Rita Mae Brown

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

Rita Mae Brown

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

Rita Mae Brown

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

Rita Mae Brown

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.

Rita Mae Brown

My lesbianism is an act of Christian charity. All those women out there praying for a man, and I'm giving them my share.

Rita Mae Brown

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

Rita Mae Brown

The last thing I have to say is that ice is the past tense of water. I've always wanted to write that sentence and now I have.

Rita Mae Brown

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

Rita Mae Brown
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