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Rita Mae Brown quotes (38)

A deadline is negative inspiration. Still, it's better than no inspiration at all.
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A life of reaction is a life of slavery, intellectually and spiritually. One must fight for a life of action, not reaction.
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A peacefulness follows any decision, even the wrong one.
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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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Art is moral passion married to entertainment. Moral passion without entertainment is propaganda, and entertainment without moral passion is television.
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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.
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Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts. And never hope more than you work.
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Divorce is the one human tragedy that reduces everything to cash.
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Don't ask to live in tranquil times. Literature doesn't grow there.
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Education is a wonderful thing. If you couldn't sign your name you'd have to pay cash.
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Every action is either strong or weak, and when every action is strong we are successful.
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Good judgment comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgment.
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Humor comes from self-confidence.
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I am a comic writer, which means I get to slay the dragons, and shoot the bull.
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I became a lesbian because of women, because women are beautiful, strong, and compassionate.
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I believe in a lively disrespect for most forms of authority.
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I believe the true function of age is memory. I'm recording as fast as I can.
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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.
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I finally figured out the only reason to be alive is to enjoy it.
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If the world were a logical place, men would ride side-saddle.
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Intuition is a suspension of logic due to impatience.
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Language exerts hidden power, like the moon on the tides.
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Lead me not into temptation; I can find the way myself.
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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.
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Moral passion without entertainment is propaganda, and entertainment without moral passion is television.
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Morals are private. Decency is public.
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One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.
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Pornography exists for the lonesome, the ugly, the fearful - it's made for the losers.
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Recognition of function always precedes recognition of being.
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The only queer people are those who don't love anybody.
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The reward for conformity is that everyone likes you but yourself.
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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.
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To love without role, without power plays, is revolution.
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Virginia Woolf said that writers must be androgynous. I'll go a step further. You must be bisexual.
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Women who love women are Lesbians. Men, because they can only think of women in sexual terms, define Lesbian as sex between women.
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Writers will happen in the best of families.
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You can't be truly rude until you understand good manners.
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You sell a screenplay like you sell a car. If someone drives it off a cliff, that's it.
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