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

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

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

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

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

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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

Intuition is a suspension of logic due to impatience.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Humor comes from self-confidence.
- Rita Mae Brown

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A deadline is negative inspiration.
Still, it's better than no inspiration 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

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

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

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

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

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

Drop the sword - for there is but one flesh to wound,
and it is the one flesh of all humankind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

Try a new perspective on diversity.
Across the country and around the world,
we are all one.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Individually, we are one drop.
Together, we are an ocean.
- Ryunosuke Satoro

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.
- Joseph Campbell

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

Don't let one cloud obliterate the whole sky.
- Anais Nin

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I am one with the Earth,
with the Water, with the Fire,
with the Air that I breathe,
with all Living Things,
and we are all one with Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth (John 13:34)

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.
- Erica Jong

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The human race has one really effective weapon,
and that is laughter.
- Mark Twain

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans.
- Khalil Gibran

This day I will marry my friend,
the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, love.
- Anonymous

We must let go of the life we have planned,
so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.
- Joseph Campbell

There is no passion to be found playing small -
in settling for a life that is less
than the one you are capable of living.
- Nelson Mandela

When one door closes, another opens.
But often we look so long, so regretfully,
upon the closed door,
that we fail to see the one that is opened for us.
- Helen Keller

When written in Chinese, the word "crisis"
is composed of two characters.
One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
- John F. Kennedy

One does not discover new lands without consenting
to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
- Andre Gide

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

If you wait for opportunities to occur,
you will be one of the crowd.
- Edward de Bono


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