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Virginia Woolf said that writers must be androgynous.
by Rita Mae Brown

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

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

 

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

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

Humor comes from self-confidence.
- Rita Mae Brown

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pocahontas was the reason the Virginia colony didn't disappear,
unlike some earlier attempts.
- Brooks Robinson

Then it was that the exports of slaves from Virginia
and the Carolinas was so great that the population
of those States remained almost,
if not quite stationary.
- Henry Charles Carey

Virginia is the absolute leader in homeland security
and defense and information technology.
- Mark Warner

Damn the sword!
When Virginia wanted a sword, I gave her one.
Now she sends me a toy!
I require bread!
- George Rogers Clark

The old charters of Massachusetts, Virginia,
and the Carolinas had given title to strips of territory
extending from the Atlantic westward to the Pacific.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

The attack of John Brown upon Harper's Ferry came upon
Virginia like a clap of thunder out of a clear sky.
- John Sergeant Wise

My father's people...
are from Fairfax in northern Virginia,
just across the Mason-Dixon line.
So it was an honour to play Lee, he was a great general.
- Robert Duvall

Come to West Virginia and we'll show you how to live...
how to treat people.
We're open for business.
West Virginia is truly on the move.
- Joe Manchin

When I saw Virginia Woolf, somewhere between the first and second acts,
someone I had known as my mother became somebody else.
- Kiefer Sutherland

The State of Virginia is similar to a great business corporation...
and should be conducted with the same efficiency and
economy as any private business.
- Harry F. Byrd

The minute I forget to balance reality with the fantasy,
I'm going back to Virginia.
- Schuyler Fisk

Since the turn of the 20th century, members of the
Jewish community in Upper East Tennessee and Southwest
Virginia have been meeting together to celebrate and worship.
- William L. Jenkins

My older sister Nikki went to Hampton music school in Virginia,
then to another school later in New York.
- Debra Wilson

I grew up in the segregated South, right here in Lynchburg,
Virginia.
- Jerry Falwell

Sister Virginia used to say, 'You'll be known by the company you keep.'
- Michael Scheuer

You cannot find peace by avoiding life.
- Virginia Woolf

I'm from Middlesboro, Ky., a little town on the Tennessee and Virginia border.
- Lee Majors

For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.
- Virginia Woolf

I think family is very important in West Virginia and
has long been so because the mountains made travel difficult in the past,
and family members had to depend on each other.
- David Selby

By the time we reached Virginia City I was considered
a remarkable good shot and a fearless rider for a girl of my age.
- Calamity Jane

On the last morning of Virginia's bloodiest year since the Civil War,
I built a fire and sat facing a window of darkness
where at sunrise I knew I would find the sea.
- Patricia Cornwell

In a very short time the army of Northern Virginia
was face to face with the Army of the Potomac.
- James Longstreet

It is in Virginia and Georgia that the war now rages
and where it will continue;
for at these points -
Richmond and Atlanta -
the enemy's main strength is concentrated.
- Knute Nelson

Virginia 's tax system needs to be fixed.
The time to act is now.
Do not send me any more studies.
Do not send me another piecemeal approach that confuses
tinkering with real reform.
- Mark Warner

Men of Virginia, countrymen of Washington,
of Patrick Henry, of Jefferson, and of Madison,
will ye be true to your constitutional faith?
- Caleb Cushing

I was stationed in Norfolk, Virginia,
for a while, about which the less said the better,
and then I was in the Mediterranean,
about which the more said the better.
- Harry Mathews

Adolescents are not monsters.
They are just people trying to learn how to make it
among the adults in the world,
who are probably not so sure themselves.
- Virginia Satir

I now teach at American University and the University of Virginia.
- Julian Bond

I enjoyed growing up part of my life in Virginia Beach.
We had the ocean and the beach and a beautiful landscape.
We were outdoors all the time and we played outside.
- Mark Ruffalo

The first American ancestor of our name was a younger
son of these old Devonshire people,
and came to the Virginia colony in the reign of Charles the First.
- John Sergeant Wise

They're building a bridge over the Potomac for all
the white liberals fleeing to Virginia.
- George C. Wallace

Washington and Jefferson were both rich Virginia planters,
but they were never friends.
- Stephen Ambrose


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