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I believe you are your work.
by 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

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

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

 

Intuition is a suspension of logic due to impatience.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

Humor comes from self-confidence.
- Rita Mae Brown

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Writers will happen in the best of families.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

Morals are private.
Decency is public.
- 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 life of reaction is a life of slavery,
intellectually and spiritually.
One must fight for a life of action,
not reaction.
- Rita Mae Brown

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

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

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

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

The future belongs to those
who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Those who believe they can do something
and those who believe they can't
are both right.
- Henry Ford

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Stand often in the company of dreamers.
They believe you can achieve impossible things.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Trust your own inner guidance.
Have faith that your steps are
carrying you toward your dreams.
Keep your eyes on the heavens
and believe that your feet will carry you well.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott

I believe that every human mind feels pleasure
in doing good to another.
- Thomas Jefferson

Reality is what you believe it to be.
It's what you put your thought and energy into,
because your hands physically manifest thought.
So your world becomes what you feel and what you think.
- Jewel

It is always better to have no ideas than false ones;
to believe nothing, than to believe what is wrong.
- Thomas Jefferson

It isn't enough to talk about peace.
One must believe in it.
And it isn't enough to believe in it.
One must work at it.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything,
I still believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

The thing always happens that you really believe in;
and the belief in a thing makes it happen.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

To accomplish great things,
we must not only act, but also dream;
not only plan, but also believe.
- Anatole France

Believe you can and you're halfway there.
- Theodore Roosevelt

In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west;
people create distinctions out of their own minds
and then believe them to be true.
- The Buddha

Believe you can - and then make it happen.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Shallow men believe in luck.
Strong men believe in cause and effect.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

Believe those who are seeking the truth.
Doubt those who find it.
- Andre Gide

We cause ourselves untold misery whenever we believe
others to be imperfect and try to change them.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Your life becomes what you believe.
- Jewel

If I am capable of grasping God objectively,
I do not believe, but precisely because
I cannot do this I must believe.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Whatever the mind can conceive and believe,
it can achieve.
- Napoleon Hill

Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared
believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.
- Bruce Barton

Believe in yourself, and trust your own wisdom
rather than being swayed by the opinions of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Have a Vision, a Dream.
Believe in that Vision.
Live that Vision with every fiber of your being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't believe me,
don't believe yourself,
and don't believe anyone else.
- don Miguel Ruiz


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