I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself.

— Rita Mae Brown

The most jittery Rita Mae Brown quotes that are little-known but priceless

Love is the wild card of existence.


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.


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

Rita Mae Brown quote One of the keys to happiness is a bad me

One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.


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.


One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.


Instead of giving money to found colleges to promote learning, why don't they pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting anybody from learning anything? If it works as good as the Prohibition one did, why, in five years we would have the smartest race of people on earth.

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I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself.


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


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.


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


While the angels, all pallid and wan, Uprising, unveiling, affirm That the play is the tragedy, "Man", And its hero the Conqueror Worm.


When I got [my] library card, that was when my life began.


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.


About Rita Mae Brown

Quotes 228 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Writer
Birthday October 16

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.


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


Morals are private. Decency is public.


Language is the road map of a culture.

It tells you where its people come from and where they are going.


A life of reaction is a life of slavery, intellectually and spiritually.

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


If it weren't for the last minute, nothing would get done.


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


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


People are like tea bags; you never know how strong they'll be until they're in hot water. In times of trouble, you not only discover what you truly believe but whether or not you can act on your beliefs.


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


Show me a writer, any writer, who hasn't suffered and I'll show you someone who writes in pastels as opposed to primary colors.


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.


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.


Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results.


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


About all you can do in life is be who you are.


So much of life is happenstance. It makes me laugh when I go to a bookstore and see all those titles about controlling your life. You're lucky if you can control your bladder.


The owner of Mojo's was a suicide blonde, dyed by her own hand.


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


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


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


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


Femininity and masculinity are social constructs.

Female and male are biological. We don't have to learn to be men or women but we do have to learn to be ladies and gentlemen.


Consider the "new" woman. She's trying to be Pollyanna Borgia, clearly a conflict of interest. She's supposed to be a ruthless winner at work and a bundle of nurturing sweetness at home.


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


No government has the right to tell its citizens when or whom to love


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


What's the point of prolonging your life if you don't enjoy it? It's your body.

Do whatever you want with it. Better to wear out than rust over.


Content without style is propaganda or adolescence. Style without content is decadence.


Writers will happen in the best of families.


I think the reward for conformity is everyone likes you but yourself.


Art is moral passion married to entertainment.

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


Sport strips away personality, letting the white bone of character shine through. Sport gives players an opportunity to know and test themselves.


People who care for you inevitably become beautiful.


I think gay people are like blondes: There're fewer of them but they have more fun.


Intuition is a suspension of logic due to impatience.


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

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