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Humor comes from self-confidence. ...
by Rita Mae Brown

Humor comes from self-confidence.
- 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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A peacefulness follows any decision,
even the wrong one.
- 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 believe in a lively disrespect for most forms of authority.
- Rita Mae Brown

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

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

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

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

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

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

Life's burdens are lighter when I laugh at myself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

You can turn painful situations around through laughter.
If you can find humor in anything, even poverty,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

Through humor, you can soften some
of the worst blows that life delivers.
And once you find laughter,
no matter how painful your situation might be,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

A person without a sense of humor
is like a wagon without springs.
It's jolted by every pebble on the road.
- Henry Ward Beecher

You grow up the day you have
your first real laugh - at yourself.
- Ethel Barrymore

A willingness to laugh at itself is what distinguishes
a compassionate religion from a cult.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Good humor is the health of the soul,
sadness is its poison.
- Lord Chesterfield

A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.
- William James

Humor is mankind's greatest blessing.
- Mark Twain

A sense of humor... is needed armor.
Joy in one's heart and some laughter on one's lips
is a sign that the person down deep
has a pretty good grasp of life.
- Hugh Sidey

There is hope for the future because God has a sense
of humor and we are funny to God.
- Bill Cosby

One can never speak enough of the virtues,
the dangers, the power of shared laughter.
- Francoise Sagan

So long as you have courage and a sense of humor,
it is never too late to start life afresh.
- Freeman Dyson

Humor is richly rewarding to the person who employs it.
It has some value in gaining and holding attention,
but it has no persuasive value at all.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

This I conceive to be the chemical function of humor:
to change the character of our thought.
- Lin Yutang

Humor is merely tragedy standing on its head with its pants torn.
- Irvin S. Cobb

Humor is just another defense against the universe.
- Mel Brooks

I have a fine sense of the ridiculous,
but no sense of humor.
- Edward Albee

Humor does not diminish the pain - it makes the space around it get bigger.
- Allen Klein

A joke is a very serious thing.
- Winston Churchill

Humor is everywhere, in that there's irony in just
about anything a human does.
- Bill Nye

A pun is the lowest form of humor, unless you thought of it yourself.
- Doug Larson

Humor is something that thrives between man's aspirations and his limitations.
There is more logic in humor than in anything else.
Because, you see, humor is truth.
- Victor Borge

If you could choose one characteristic that would get you through life,
choose a sense of humor.
- Jennifer Jones

Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog.
Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.
- E. B. White

All I know about humor is that I don't know anything about it.
- Fred Allen

Life is not a tragedy, it is a comedy.
To be alive means to have a sense of humor.
- Osho

The secret to humor is surprise.
- Aristotle

Humor distorts nothing, and only false gods are laughed
off their earthly pedestals.
- Agnes Repplier

When humor goes, there goes civilization.
- Erma Bombeck

One doesn't have a sense of humor.
It has you.
- Larry Gelbart


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