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The statistics on sanity are that one out of every
by 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

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

To love without role, without power plays,
is revolution.
- 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 believe the true function of age is memory.
I'm recording as fast as I can.
- Rita Mae Brown

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

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You sell a screenplay like you sell a car.
If someone drives it off a cliff, that's it.
- Rita Mae Brown

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Humor comes from self-confidence.
- Rita Mae Brown

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

There are three types of lies -
lies, damn lies, and statistics.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Facts are stubborn things,
but statistics are more pliable.
- Laurence J. Peter

Democracy is an abuse of statistics.
- Jorge Luis Borges

Definition of Statistics: The science of producing
unreliable facts from reliable figures.
- Evan Esar

Statistics: the mathematical theory of ignorance.
- Morris Kline

There has been this - and it's reflected in the broadcasts -
this moronic use of statistics.
Which has suggested to everyone who is intelligent
the use of statistics is moronic.
- Michael Lewis

An unsophisticated forecaster uses statistics as a
drunken man uses lamp-posts -
for support rather than for illumination.
- Andrew Lang

There are over 500,000 registered sex offenders across the country,
and statistics have shown that the recidivism rate
for those criminals is high.
- Jim Sensenbrenner

The Government are very keen on amassing statistics -
they collect them,
add them, raise them to the nth power,
take the cube root and prepare wonderful diagrams.
- Josiah Stamp

There are some scary statistics out there:
one in five kids aged 10-17 have received a sexual
solicitation or approach via the Internet.
- Mark Kennedy

The type of measure used placed constraints on which statistics can be used.
- Stanley Smith Stevens

Statistics have shown that mortality increases perceptibly
in the military during wartime.
- Alphonse Allais

In ancient times they had no statistics so they had to fall back on lies.
- Stephen Leacock

Do we need to have 280 brands of breakfast cereal? No,
probably not.
But we have them for a reason - because some people like them.
It's the same with baseball statistics.
- Bill James

I can prove anything by statistics except the truth.
- George Canning

There are three kinds of lies: lies,
damned lies,
and statistics.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Statistics are the triumph of the quantitative method,
and the quantitative method is the victory of sterility and death.
- Hilaire Belloc

For me, unemployment and poverty in the Greater Montreal
area is not mainly a problem of structure,
or design, or statistics.
It is a profoundly human situation.
- Kim Campbell

Statistics suggest that when customers complain,
business owners and managers ought to get excited about it.
The complaining customer represents a huge opportunity for more business.
- Zig Ziglar

It is now proved beyond doubt that smoking is one of
the leading causes of statistics.
- Fletcher Knebel

He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp posts -
for support rather than for illumination.
- Andrew Lang

The individual source of the statistics may easily be the weakest link.
- Josiah Stamp

I've taught statistics, math courses and what I've
found is that often if you teach them algebraically the formulas,
you'll have one group of kids doing well.
- Robert Sternberg

It stands, essentially, for the application of increased
energy to the efforts already undertaken by my ministry
since 1934 with the results shown in the above statistics.
- Hjalmar Schacht

Like dreams, statistics are a form of wish fulfillment.
- Jean Baudrillard

Statistics is the grammar of science.
- Karl Pearson

The opposition has moved from a blaming the victim
to blaming the victim's advocate's statistics.
Irrespective of what the numbers are,
it's far too many.
- Patricia Ireland

Moreover, statistics can be deceiving:
the growth of jobs in the US in the 90s was due to many part-time jobs,
with no benefits and generally low pay.
- David Korten

Statistics are to baseball what a flaky crust is to Mom's apple pie.
- Harry Reasoner

Smoking is one of the leading causes of statistics.
- Fletcher Knebel

There are two kinds of statistics, the kind you look
up and the kind you make up.
- Rex Stout

We are just statistics, born to consume resources.
- Horace


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