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I am a comic writer, which means I get to slay the dragons,
by Rita Mae Brown

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

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

 

Humor comes from self-confidence.
- 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

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

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You sell a screenplay like you sell a car.
If someone drives it off a cliff, that's it.
- Rita Mae Brown

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

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

Writers will happen in the best of families.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

To love without role, without power plays,
is revolution.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I finally figured out the only reason to be alive is to enjoy it.
- 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 reward for conformity is that everyone likes you but yourself.
- Rita Mae Brown

In comic strips, the person on the left always speaks first.
- George Carlin

I love the comic opportunities that come up in the
context of a father-son relationship.
- Harrison Ford

I've developed a new philosophy...
I only dread one day at a time.
- the character Charlie Brown in Charles M. Schulz' Peanuts comic

I love nerds.
Comic-Con junkies are the tastemakers of tomorrow.
Isn't that funny? The tables have turned.
- Kristen Bell

My work looks like a comic book in form,
but it's not a typical comic book in content.
I write autobiographical stuff.
- Harvey Pekar

I was a very sickly kid.
While I was in the hospital at age 7,
my Dad brought me a stack of comic books to keep me occupied.
I was hooked.
- Len Wein

I would like to feel that I have a range and that it's
not just a matter of being a comic actor or a serious actor,
because those are really artificial classifications,
I think.
- Jeffrey Jones

My mother wanted us to understand that the tragedies
of your life one day have the potential to be comic stories the next.
- Nora Ephron

When I did Comic Relief, I did it to be on the show;
it's a badge of honor as a comedian to do that show.
- Drew Carey

I think the people who would be the least interested
in my work would be people who read lots of comic books.
- Harvey Pekar

The people that are running the bulk of the comic shops
in North America aren't business people and they don't understand sales.
They don't understand good product.
- Rob Walton

Ronnie Barker will forever be remembered as one of the great comic actors.
- John Major

No matter how heinous someone's behaviour,
if you make them a comic character, you can't expect people to hate them.
- Chris Morris

The copycat effects of media violence,
similar to those previously attributed to westerns,
radio serials and comic books, are easy to exaggerate.
- Hugh Mackay

The other thing that I started doing for myself was,
I went through my diary of ideas that I keep and made
sure that the translation of the comic to the movie was good.
- Guillermo del Toro

You know, I think whatever a comic talks about onstage
is all they talk about offstage.
- Sarah Silverman

I've probably had my day in the sun.
I think I've influenced a lot of comic book writers.
- Harvey Pekar

Well, I'm always working on my comic strip and trying to,
you know, keep cranking that out.
- Alison Bechdel

You can (be a middle-aged comic) if you work very hard at it,
because comedy is really hard.
- Andrew Denton

You learn just by trying and experimenting.
By the time I was 14, I had my own comic strip in the Kansas City paper.
- Mort Walker

We can put television in its proper light by supposing
that Gutenberg's great invention had been directed
at printing only comic books.
- Robert M. Hutchins

Comic books and graphic novels are a great medium.
It's incredibly underused.
- Darren Aronofsky

To paint comic books as childish and illiterate is lazy.
A lot of comic books are very literate -
unlike most films.
- Alan Moore

I was an avid radio fan when I was a boy,
as well as a great lover of comic strips.
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante

There is not one female comic who was beautiful as a little girl.
- Joan Rivers

I really don't have a lot in common with the people
who attend the Comic Con.
It's like assuming that all people who write prose are the same.
- Harvey Pekar

I would love to do something like Austin Powers to
show off my comic timing.
- Uma Thurman

I like good stories above all else...
and kickin' art really goes the final stretch to ensure a comic is good.
- Robert Kirkman

For a long time I wanted to be a comic strip artist
but when I started doing them in my teens they were
getting really elaborate with tons of poses and a lot of information.
- Craig McCracken

The world of a comic strip ought to be a special place
with its own logic and life...
I don't want the issue of Hobbes's reality settled by a doll manufacturer.
- Bill Watterson

If you'd rather go to the football game than read a comic,
that's fine.
I'd rather do both.
- Rob Walton

I'm a schoolteacher.
That's even worse than being an intellectual.
Schoolteachers are not only comic, they're often cold
and hungry in this richest land on earth.
- Joseph L. Mankiewicz


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