Rita Mae Brown Quotations

-People are like tea bags you don’t know how strong they are till you put them in hot water.

-Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts.

-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.

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

-One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.

-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.

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

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

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

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

-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.

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

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

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

-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.

-Television and film demand that people at all levels have brass balls or brass ovaries. Unfortunately, we live in the reign of the eunuch.

-I finally figured out the only reason to be alive is to enjoy it.
Rita Mae Brown