The only queer people are those who don't love anybody.
Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment.
I don't think you can ever assess your work. I don't think Turgenev could assess his any more than I can assess mine, and his didn't have a social impact as much as great literary impact.
I have no idea what will come next in my writing life or life in general. I like not knowing, but I know what I want. That doesn't mean it will happen, but I'll give it my best try.
Class is much more than Marx's definition of relationship to the means of production. Class involved your behavior, your basic assumptions, how you are taught to behave, what you expect from yourself and from others, your concept of a future, how you understand problems and solve them, how you think, feel, act.
Women who love women are Lesbians. Men, because they can only think of women in sexual terms, define Lesbian as sex between women.
My lesbianism is an act of Christian charity. All those women out there praying for a man, and I'm giving them my share.
I don't believe in straight or gay. I really don't. I think we're all degrees of bisexual.
Oppression works in such a way that it holds every person responsible for the acts of any wrongdoer of the oppressed group.
Language exerts hidden power, like the moon on the tides.
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.
You sell a screenplay like you sell a car. If someone drives it off a cliff, that's it.
When I got [my] library card, that was when my life began.
Humor comes from self-confidence.
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.
A life of reaction is a life of slavery, intellectually and spiritually. One must fight for a life of action, not reaction.
Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going.
I believe in a lively disrespect for most forms of authority.
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.
In sports, as in love, one can never pretend.
The reward for conformity is that everyone likes you but yourself.
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.
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.
The owner of Mojo's was a suicide blonde, dyed by her own hand.
Some people live life and others talk about it.
One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.
Happiness is pretty simple: someone to love, something to do, something to look forward to.
I mean, what do people talk about when they're married?" "Their kids, I guess." "Maybe that's all they have in common.
I've met many irresponsible people in my life but never an irresponsible cat.
Writers will happen in the best of families.
If the world were a logical place, men would ride side saddle.
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.
He unzipped his pants and his brains fell out.
It doesn't matter to me. We're still cousins in our own way. Blood's just something old people talk about to make you feel bad.
When Mother died I was both freed and abandoned, as are we all at this profound juncture in our lives.
Loving's pretty easy. It's letting someone love you that's hard.
I have finally figured out that the purpose of life is to enjoy it.
Youth moves out, leaving no forwarding address. No matter how you try, you can't reach that person again or that place.
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.
Life is unjust, people can be cruel, and yet if you harden your heart, you will lose what little love there is in this world.