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Quotes of the day: Rita Mae Brown

Published Thursday, November 28, 2013 @ 5:18 AM EST
Nov 28 2013

Rita Mae Brown (b. November 28, 1944) is an American writer and feminist. She is best known for her first novel Rubyfruit Jungle. Published in 1973, it dealt with lesbian themes in an explicit manner unusual for the time. Brown is also a mystery writer and screenwriter. (Click here for full Wikipedia article)


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

A peacefulness follows any decision, even the wrong one.

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

Confession is not necessarily communication.

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

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

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

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

I think the secret of life is there is no secret.

I've met many irresponsible people in my life but never an irresponsible cat.

If Michelangelo had been a heterosexual, the Sistine Chapel would have been painted basic white and with a roller.

If the world were a logical place, men would ride side saddle.

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

It's an act of faith to be a writer in a postliterate world.

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

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

Morals are private. Decency is public.

Normal is the average of deviance.

Novelty is not necessarily a virtue.

One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.

The reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself.

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.

Writers will happen in the best of families.

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

You sell a screenplay like you sell a car. If somebody drives it off a cliff, that's it.

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