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Rita Mae Brown Quotes


An American writer.
(1944 - )

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

A life of reaction is a life of slavery, intellectually and spiritually. One must fight for a life of action, not reaction.
[Action]
 

A peacefulness follows any decision, even the wrong one.
 

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.
 

All decisions are made on insufficient evidence.
[Ignorance]
 

Art is moral passion married to entertainment. Moral passion without entertainment is propaganda, and entertainment without moral passion is television.
 

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.
 

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

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

Don't ask to live in tranquil times. Literature doesn't grow there.
 

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

Every action is either strong or weak, and when every action is strong we are successful.
[Action]
 

Good judgment comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgment.
[Experience]
 

Humor comes from self-confidence.
 

I am a comic writer, which means I get to slay the dragons, and shoot the bull.
 

I became a lesbian because of women, because women are beautiful, strong, and compassionate.
 

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

I believe the true function of age is memory. I'm recording as fast as I can.
[Self Confidence]
 

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.
[Work]
 

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


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