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Morals are private.
by Rita Mae Brown

Morals are private.
Decency is public.
- 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

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

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

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

Humor comes from self-confidence.
- Rita Mae Brown

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

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

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

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

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

The reward for conformity is that everyone likes you but yourself.
- 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 peacefulness follows any decision,
even the wrong one.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

Virginia Woolf said that writers must be androgynous.
I'll go a step further.
You must be bisexual.
- 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 only queer people are those who don't love anybody.
- Rita Mae Brown

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

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

About morals: I know only that
what is moral is what you feel good after
and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.
- Ernest Hemingway

Never let your sense of morals
get in the way of doing what's right.
- Isaac Asimov

Hardly a man in the world has an opinion
upon morals, political, or religion
which he got otherwise than
through his associations and sympathies.
- Mark Twain

The most permanent lessons in morals are those which come,
not of booky teaching, but of experience.
- Mark Twain

Man must cease attributing his problems to his environment,
and learn again to exercise his will - his personal responsibility
in the realm of faith and morals.
- Albert Schweitzer

The higher the building the lower the morals.
- Noel Coward

Politics have no relation to morals.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

To educate a person in mind and not in morals
is to educate a menace to society.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Books follow morals, and not morals books.
- Theophile Gautier

I challenge you to show me where the saloon has ever helped business,
education, church, morals or anything we hold dear.
- Billy Sunday

If your morals make you dreary, depend on it,
they are wrong.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

People look for morals in fiction because there has
always been a confusion between fiction and philosophy.
- John Cheever

We are justified in enforcing good morals,
for they belong to all mankind; but we are not justified
in enforcing good manners,
for good manners always mean our own manners.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

It is becoming clear that the old platitudes can no longer be maintained,
and that if we wish to improve our morals we must first improve our knowledge.
- Havelock Ellis

I have never regarded politics as the arena of morals.
It is the arena of interest.
- Aneurin Bevan

It's definitely a struggle to prove yourself just as a good human being.
I'm so proud of who I am and what I've become,
the morals I have, and the people that I'm surrounded by.
- Tina Yothers

You can't raise the standard of women's morals by raising their pay envelope.
It lies deeper than that.
- Billy Sunday

The morals of yesterday are no more.
They are as dead as the day they were lived.
Economic independence has put woman on exactly the same footing as man.
- Norma Shearer

There's this idea that if you take your clothes off,
somehow you must have loose morals.
- Demi Moore

Of course poets have morals and manners of their own,
and custom is no argument with them.
- Thomas Hardy

The minister of the Gospel is really the yardstick
by which the nation measures its morals.
- Jimmy Swaggart

He combines the manners of a Marquis with the morals of a Methodist.
- William Gilbert

Corruption is worse than prostitution.
The latter might endanger the morals of an individual,
the former invariably endangers the morals of the entire country.
- Karl Kraus

I play a nice crazy lady whose morals are right but
who is really foundering.
- Mary Crosby

The laws of morals and the laws of music are the same.
- Zoltan Kodaly

When law becomes despotic, morals are relaxed,
and vice versa.
- Honore de Balzac

What we call "morals" is simply blind obedience to words of command.
- Henry Ellis

When there is a lack of honor in government,
the morals of the whole people are poisoned.
- Herbert Hoover

The novel is a penetrating study of morals and ethics.
- Bille August

Sometimes his methods are questionable,
and even his morals are questionable,
but his intention is always to protect Sydney.
So in that way I think he's a good parent.
- Victor Garber

I have a hard time with morals.
All I know is what feels right, what's more important
to me is being honest about who you are.
Morals I get a little hung up on.
- Brad Pitt

Respect for ourselves guides our morals,
respect for others guides our manners.
- Laurence Sterne


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