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

Recognition of function always precedes recognition of being.
- 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

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

 

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

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

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Humor comes from self-confidence.
- Rita Mae Brown

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Don't worry when you are not recognized,
but strive to be worthy of recognition.
- Abraham Lincoln

The mind of man is continuously unfolding
into a greater recognition of its real plan
in the creative order of the Universe.
- Ernest Holmes

Working at a job you hate is unlikely
to bring you either happiness or success.
Do what you love. You are far more likely to gain success -
recognition and financial reward - if you are working
at something that inspires and excites you.
And, whether wealth follows or not, you will be happy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition,
in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson

When people get married because they think
it's a long-time love affair,
they'll be divorced very soon,
because all love affairs end in disappointment.
But marriage is a recognition of a spiritual identity.
- Joseph Campbell

An institution or reform movement that is not selfish,
must originate in the recognition of some evil that
is adding to the sum of human suffering,
or diminishing the sum of happiness.
- Clara Barton

I get a lot of recognition for my voice.
That always surprises me.
- Moira Kelly

A successful person isn't necessarily better than her
less successful peers at solving problems;
her pattern-recognition facilities have just learned
what problems are worth solving.
- Ray Kurzweil

Emancipation from every kind of bondage is my principle.
I go for recognition of human rights,
without distinction of sect, party, sex,
or color.
- Ernestine L. Rose

Ah, beware of snobbery; it is the unwelcome recognition
of one's own past failings.
- Cary Grant

Kindness is more important than wisdom,
and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.
- Theodore Isaac Rubin

Unless there is recognition that women are most vulnerable...
and you do something about social and cultural equality for women,
you're never going to defeat this pandemic.
- Stephen Lewis

What every genuine philosopher (every genuine man,
in fact) craves most is praise although the philosophers
generally call it recognition!
- William James

Religion is the recognition of all our duties as divine commands.
- Immanuel Kant

Treasure each other in the recognition that we do not
know how long we shall have each other.
- Joshua L. Liebman

Equality is the public recognition, effectively expressed
in institutions and manners,
of the principle that an equal degree of attention
is due to the needs of all human beings.
- Simone Weil

It's not always thankless.
Let's face it - it's not always thankless.
I've gotten a lot of really great recognition and I've
worked with amazing people.
- Kyra Sedgwick

Recognition of belligerency as an expression of sympathy is all very well.
- Henry Cabot Lodge

In the progress of personality, first comes a declaration of independence,
then a recognition of interdependence.
- Henry Van Dyke

Capital punishment is our society's recognition of
the sanctity of human life.
- Orrin Hatch

Freedom is the recognition of necessity.
- Friedrich Engels

Sometimes the laughter in mothering is the recognition
of the ironies and absurdities.
Sometimes, though, it's just pure, unthinking delight.
- Barbara Schapiro

Today everyone is a star - they're all billed as 'starring' or 'also starring'.
In my day, we earned that recognition.
- Bette Davis

What kind of recognition do I deserve? I don't deserve any recognition.
- Vincent D'Onofrio

But, unfortunately, sometimes that affirmation creates
a sense that you deserve special treatment and recognition
in areas where you're not so talented.
- Taylor Hackford

Still, as much as I wish Ballistic Kiss could be a better film,
the recognition it gained from critics and at festivals speaks for itself.
- Donnie Yen

Harry Patch didn't get enough recognition.
Jerry Garcia got too much.
- Trevor Dunn

It seems to me that in our lifetime we have passed
from the wreck of liberal humanism to the beginning
of a new recognition of dogma:
isn't it rather tremendous?
- Ruth Pitter

I think what I'm trying to do is create moments of recognition.
To try to detonate some kind of feeling or understanding of lived experience.
- Barbara Kruger

Greater public recognition will also be critical in
encouraging prevention and early intervention,
and more generally in building public support to meet
the challenges of dementia.
- Julie Bishop

Successful organizing is based on the recognition that
people get organized because they,
too, have a vision.
- Paul Wellstone

There are a lot of dedicated people out there that
don't get the recognition that we get,
but they're as important as the people that are sitting in the vehicle.
- Mark Kelly


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