Rita Mae Brown Quotes

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Familiarity breeds consent.

familiarity

Love is the wild card of existence.

love

Gossip is irresponsible communication.

gossip

Compromise is the work of mature people.

compromise

One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.
— Rita Mae Brown

happiness memory

All decisions are based on insufficient evidence.
— Rita Mae Brown Bingo

decision-making

Entertainment without moral passion is television.

television

Golf is an expensive way to make yourself miserable.

golf

I think of birth as the search for a larger apartment.

birth

A peacefulness follows any decision, even the wrong one.

decision-making

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

language

You can't be truly rude until you understand good manners.
Alcohol is an allergy of the body and an obsession of the mind.

alcohol

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

tragedy divorce

So often the truth is told with hate, and lies are told with love.
— Rita Mae Brown Bingo

love and hate

Novels, like human beings, usually have their beginnings in the dark.

novels

The only good thing ever done by a committee was the King James Version.
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committees

Humor comes from self-confidence.  There's an aggressive element to wit.

wit wit vs. humor humor

The process of writing, any form of creativity, is a power intensifying life.

writing creativity

I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself.
— Rita Mae Brown Bingo

conformity

The difference between genius and stupidity is that even genius has its limits.
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stupidity

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

writers

Sport strips away personality, letting the white bone of character shine through.

sports

Good judgment comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgment.
— Rita Mae Brown

experience

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

deadlines inspiration

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

insanity

Guilt is a Jewish invention improved upon by Christians for the last two thousand years.

guilt

Never underestimate the power of self-absorption, including your parents' self-absorption.

self-centered

I have always been suspicious of romantic love.  It looks too much like a narcissism shared by two.

romance narcissist love

Language is the road of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going.
— Rita Mae Brown
Language is the road map of a culture.  It tells you where its people come from and where they are going.

language

Whenever I doubt the existence of God or the Goddess, I look at horses.  Only God could have made a horse.

horses

I need my men friends. I learn something from them that I can't learn from women, namely, what it is like to be a man.
— Rita Mae Brown
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.

writers

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

sports

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.

loss

Tennis, imprisoned within fixed boundaries, a patch of an acre, a green rectangle, tries the human soul.  A tennis court is like a coffin, only larger.

tennis

I no longer idolize reason. I have come to accept that ninety percent of what we do is irrational and that we spend what little rational thought we have in justifying our irrationality.

rational thinking

I used to think that romantic love was a neurosis shared by two, a supreme foolishness.  I no longer thought that.  There's nothing foolish in loving anyone.  Thinking you'll be loved in return is what's foolish.
— Rita Mae Brown Bingo

love romance foolishness