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

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

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

 

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

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

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

Humor comes from self-confidence.
- Rita Mae Brown

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Recognition of function always precedes recognition of being.
- 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 am a comic writer, which means I get to slay the dragons,
and shoot the bull.
- 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

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

Art is moral passion married to entertainment.
Moral passion without entertainment is propaganda,
and entertainment without moral passion is television.
- 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

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

Writers will happen in the best of families.
- 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 finally figured out the only reason to be alive is to enjoy it.
- Rita Mae Brown

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

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

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

Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is an adventure.
I can only wonder what treasure
awaits at the top of the path.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

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

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
- Robert F. Kennedy

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue,
but the parent of all other virtues.
- Cicero

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

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

We can only be said to be truly alive in those moments
when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
- Thornton Wilder

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

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

Move out of your comfort zone. You can only
grow if you are willing to feel awkward and
uncomfortable when you try something new.
- Brian Tracy

Don't hurry. Don't worry.
You're only here for a short visit.
So don't forget to stop and smell the roses.
- Walter Hagen

Minds are like parachutes.
They only function when they are open.
- James Dewar

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

Nothing in life is to be feared.
It is only to be understood.
- Marie Curie

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition,
is not only a waste of energy
but the worst habit you could possibly have.
- Dale Carnegie

Friendship is born at that moment
when one person says to another,
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C. S. Lewis

Just stop it. Seriously.
Whatever it is. Just stop it.
If only for an hour, a day, a week.
Stop doing it long enough to get a glimpse
of what the change would actually look like.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

For some of us, the world appears to provide
only a fixed quantity of each resource -
a limited amount of food, of money,
of love, of success, of appreciation.
For others, life is unlimited.
Their world expands with the generosity, compassion,
inventiveness, and service that they contribute.
In this world-view, money that is spent
or given away returns multiplied.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People are like stained glass windows,
they sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when darkness sets in their true beauty
is revealed only if there is a light from within.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Find your balance and stand with it.
Find your song and sing it out.
Find your cadence and let it appear like a dance.
Find the questions that only you know how to ask and
The answers that you are content to not know.
- Mary Anne Radmacher


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