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I became a lesbian because of women,
by Rita Mae Brown

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

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

 

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

Humor comes from self-confidence.
- 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

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Morals are private.
Decency is public.
- 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

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

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

Recognition of function always precedes recognition of being.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lead me not into temptation; I can find the way myself.
- 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 deadline is negative inspiration.
Still, it's better than no inspiration at all.
- Rita Mae Brown

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Just when the caterpillar thought
the world was over, it became a butterfly.
- Anonymous

We did not change as we grew older;
we just became more clearly ourselves.
- Lynn Hall

A man who was completely innocent,
offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others,
including his enemies,
and became the ransom of the world.
It was a perfect act.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The more he became truly wise,
the more he distrusted everything he knew.
- Voltaire

I just became one with my browser software.
- Bill Griffith

My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier,
you will become a general.
If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.'
Instead,
I was a painter, and became Picasso.
- Pablo Picasso

I basically became a cheerleader because I had a very strict mom.
That was my way of being a bad girl.
- Sandra Bullock

I haven't eaten at a McDonald's since I became President.
- William J. Clinton

The danger of the past was that men became slaves.
The danger of the future is that man may become robots.
- Erich Fromm

I became a fanatic about healthy food in 1944.
- Gloria Swanson

Each problem that I solved became a rule,
which served afterwards to solve other problems.
- Rene Descartes

After I won the Oscar, my salary doubled,
my friends tripled, my children became more popular at school,
my butcher made a pass at me, and my maid hit me up for a raise.
- Shirley Jones

It became very clear that Hanoi was in effect strategically
running the Viet Cong operation.
- William Westmoreland

The economic and social problems would tend to become,
like the military situation, more and more difficult
as time went on and we became more and more isolated.
- Eamon de Valera

When David left me I became totally brokenhearted.
- Isabella Rossellini

I had to keep from laughing when a male relative of
mine became concerned about how often I danced.
- Cesar Romero

America, when it became known to Europeans,
was, as it had long been, a scene of wide-spread revolution.
- Francis Parkman

I think everyone became sick of Sheryl Crow.
I actually became sick of Sheryl Crow.
- Sheryl Crow

Rape is the most humiliating thing that can be done to you;
it's the most vulnerable that you can be.
But once I realized that, I became a stronger person and faced all my fears.
- Fiona Apple

If you think Abraham Lincoln became famous for inventing the town car,
it is time to spend a few hours on history.
- Bo Bennett

Both my brothers became physicians and I,
of course, wandered into a business where the undisciplined are welcome.
- Carroll O'Connor

The very effect of the education they were given...
was to make men think; and, thinking,
they became less and less satisfied with the miserable pays they received.
- John Grierson

Then I became a mother and it just fills every space,
that isn't filled with something else important.
It's just like this incredible balloon that blows up and fills life up.
- Thandie Newton

When I was growing up, my mother would take me to plays and museums,
and we'd talk about life.
Those times helped shape who I became.
- Jill Scott

I got pigeonholed a bit.
When I wanted to be an actress, I never wanted to be
the kind of actress I became.
- Rachel Ward

I became a better listener than I ever had been as
a result of playing Jean Luc Picard because it was
one of the things that he does terrifically well.
- Patrick Stewart

He who climbs a cliff may die on the cliff,
so what? Always a risk-taker by nature,
now I became one by intent.
- Ruth Park

From 1962 to 1965, the guitar became this icon of youth culture,
thanks mostly to the Beatles.
- Pat Metheny

My grandparents told endless stories about the town they were from.
It became an almost mythic place.
- Vincent Schiavelli

I met Cynthia when I was 12, proposed at 16,
became engaged at 17, married her at 19 and we had a baby when I was 20.
If extra work could pay for a lot of diapers,
that was for me.
- Kent McCord

The tango is really a combination of many cultures,
though it eventually became the national music of Argentina.
- Yo-Yo Ma

If music became extinct now, I don't know what I'd be good for.
- Tommy Shaw


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