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Art is moral passion married to entertainment.
by Rita Mae Brown

Art is moral passion married to entertainment.
Moral passion without entertainment is propaganda,
and entertainment without moral passion is television.
- Rita Mae Brown

Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again,
but expecting different results.
- Rita Mae Brown, also attributed to Einstein PHOTO

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

Recognition of function always precedes recognition of being.
- Rita Mae Brown

 

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.
- Rita Mae Brown

If the world were a logical place, men would ride side-saddle.
- Rita Mae Brown

Writers will happen in the best of families.
- Rita Mae Brown

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

Language exerts hidden power, like the moon on the tides.
- Rita Mae Brown

You can't be truly rude until you understand good manners.
- Rita Mae Brown

Intuition is a suspension of logic due to impatience.
- Rita Mae Brown

Morals are private.
Decency is public.
- Rita Mae Brown

I became a lesbian because of women,
because women are beautiful,
strong, and compassionate.
- Rita Mae Brown

Every action is either strong or weak,
and when every action is strong we are successful.
- Rita Mae Brown

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

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.
- Rita Mae Brown

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

Don't ask to live in tranquil times.
Literature doesn't grow there.
- Rita Mae Brown

I believe in a lively disrespect for most forms of authority.
- Rita Mae Brown

To love without role, without power plays,
is revolution.
- Rita Mae Brown

Humor comes from self-confidence.
- Rita Mae Brown

Moral passion without entertainment is propaganda,
and entertainment without moral passion is television.
- Rita Mae Brown

Creativity comes from trust.
Trust your instincts.
And never hope more than you work.
- Rita Mae Brown

Virginia Woolf said that writers must be androgynous.
I'll go a step further.
You must be bisexual.
- 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

Pornography exists for the lonesome,
the ugly,
the fearful - it's made for the losers.
- Rita Mae Brown

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.
- Rita Mae Brown

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

A peacefulness follows any decision,
even the wrong one.
- Rita Mae Brown

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

Divorce is the one human tragedy that reduces everything to cash.
- Rita Mae Brown

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

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

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

I believe the true function of age is memory.
I'm recording as fast as I can.
- Rita Mae Brown

The reward for conformity is that everyone likes you but yourself.
- Rita Mae Brown

The only queer people are those who don't love anybody.
- Rita Mae Brown

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

The supreme art of war is
to subdue the enemy without fighting.
- Sun Tzu

Your life is the manifestation of your dream;
it is an art.
You can change your life anytime if
you aren't enjoying the dream.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Motivation is the art of getting people to do
what you want them to do because they want to do it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Courage is the art of being the only one
who knows you're scared to death.
- Earl Wilson

Besides the noble art of getting things done,
there is the noble art of leaving things undone.
The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.
- Lin Yutang

Tell me what company thou keepst,
and I'll tell thee what thou art.
- Miguel de Cervantes

Rationalism is the enemy of art, though necessary as
a basis for architecture.
- Arthur Erickson

Painting, n.: The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather,
and exposing them to the critic.
- Ambrose Bierce

Every human is an artist.
The dream of your life is to make beautiful art.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz

The principles of true art is not to portray,
but to evoke.
- Jerzy Kosinski

The principle of art is to pause, not bypass.
- Jerzy Kosinski

A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament.
- Oscar Wilde

Treat a work of art like a prince.
Let it speak to you first.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Fine art is that in which the hand, the head,
and the heart of man go together.
- John Ruskin

Fashion is only the attempt to realize art in living
forms and social intercourse.
- Francis Bacon

Art is a collaboration between God and the artist,
and the less the artist does the better.
- Andre Gide

Beauty in art is often nothing but ugliness subdued.
- Jean Rostand

The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
- Pablo Picasso

I like to pretend that my art has nothing to do with me.
- Roy Lichtenstein

To say that a work of art is good, but incomprehensible to the majority of men,
is the same as saying of some kind of food that it
is very good but that most people can't eat it.
- Leo Tolstoy

Art is science made clear.
- Wilson Mizner

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes.
Art is knowing which ones to keep.
- Scott Adams

When I judge art, I take my painting and put it next
to a God made object like a tree or flower.
If it clashes, it is not art.
- Paul Cezanne

Art is parasitic on life, just as criticism is parasitic on art.
- Harry S. Truman

Art, like morality, consists in drawing the line somewhere.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things,
but their inward significance.
- Aristotle

Art is the right hand of Nature.
The latter has only given us being, the former has made us men.
- Friedrich Schiller

Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.
- Twyla Tharp

Art is a revolt against fate.
- Andre Malraux

Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.
- Thomas Merton

Art consists of limitation.
The most beautiful part of every picture is the frame.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Religion is the masterpiece of the art of animal training,
for it trains people as to how they should think.
- Arthur Schopenhauer


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