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    The only queer people are those who don't love anybody.
    — Rita Mae Brown
    tags: people 
     
    Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment.
    — Rita Mae Brown
    tags: experience  bad 
     
    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.
    — Rita Mae Brown
    tags: work 
     
    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.
    — Rita Mae Brown
    tags: knowing  writing  ideas 
     
    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.
    — Rita Mae Brown
    Women who love women are Lesbians. Men, because they can only think of women in sexual terms, define Lesbian as sex between women.
    — Rita Mae Brown
    tags: men  women  sex  sexual 
     
    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
    I don't believe in straight or gay. I really don't. I think we're all degrees of bisexual.
    — Rita Mae Brown
    tags: believe  gay 
     
    Oppression works in such a way that it holds every person responsible for the acts of any wrongdoer of the oppressed group.
    — Rita Mae Brown
    tags: people  work  oppression 
     
    Language exerts hidden power, like the moon on the tides.
    — Rita Mae Brown
    tags: power  language  moon 
     
    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
    You sell a screenplay like you sell a car. If someone drives it off a cliff, that's it.
    — Rita Mae Brown
    tags: sell 
     
    When I got [my] library card, that was when my life began.
    — Rita Mae Brown
    tags: library 
     
    Humor comes from self-confidence.
    — Rita Mae Brown
    tags: humor 
     
    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
    tags: heart  hurt  sorrow  learn 
     
    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
    tags: action  fight  slavery 
     
    Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going.
    — Rita Mae Brown
    tags: people  language  culture 
     
    I believe in a lively disrespect for most forms of authority.
    — Rita Mae Brown
    tags: believe  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.
    — Rita Mae Brown
    tags: men  women  learn 
     
    In sports, as in love, one can never pretend.
    — Rita Mae Brown
    The reward for conformity is that everyone likes you but yourself.
    — Rita Mae Brown
    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.
    — Rita Mae Brown
    tags: belief  time  people  believe  strong  water 
     
    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
    tags: loss  gratitude 
     
    The owner of Mojo's was a suicide blonde, dyed by her own hand.
    — Rita Mae Brown
    tags: suicide 
     
    Some people live life and others talk about it.
    — Rita Mae Brown
    tags: people  live 
     
    One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.
    — Rita Mae Brown
    tags: happiness  memory  key  bad 
     
    Happiness is pretty simple: someone to love, something to do, something to look forward to.
    — Rita Mae Brown
    tags: happiness 
     
    I mean, what do people talk about when they're married?" "Their kids, I guess." "Maybe that's all they have in common.
    — Rita Mae Brown
    tags: people  kids 
     
    I've met many irresponsible people in my life but never an irresponsible cat.
    — Rita Mae Brown
    tags: people  cat 
     
    Writers will happen in the best of families.
    — Rita Mae Brown
    If the world were a logical place, men would ride side saddle.
    — Rita Mae Brown
    tags: men  world 
     
    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.
    — Rita Mae Brown
    He unzipped his pants and his brains fell out.
    — Rita Mae Brown
    tags: brain 
     
    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.
    — Rita Mae Brown
    tags: people  bad  blood 
     
    When Mother died I was both freed and abandoned, as are we all at this profound juncture in our lives.
    — Rita Mae Brown
    tags: live  mother 
     
    Loving's pretty easy. It's letting someone love you that's hard.
    — Rita Mae Brown
    tags: loving 
     
    I have finally figured out that the purpose of life is to enjoy it.
    — Rita Mae Brown
    Youth moves out, leaving no forwarding address. No matter how you try, you can't reach that person again or that place.
    — Rita Mae Brown
    tags: people  youth 
     
    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.
    — Rita Mae Brown
    tags: control 
     
    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.
    — Rita Mae Brown
    tags: people  heart  world 
     
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    rita mae brown
    Birth    : November 28, 1944
    Occupation  : Writer