Rita Mae Brown Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old rita mae brown quotes, rita mae brown sayings, and rita mae brown proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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

Rita Mae Brown

The reward for conformity is that everybody likes you except yourself.     

Rita Mae Brown

Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment.     

Rita Mae Brown

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

Rita Mae Brown

Recognition of function always precedes recognition of being.     

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

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

Recognition of function always precedes recognition of being.     

Rita Mae Brown

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

Rita Mae Brown

No government has the right to tell its citizens when or whom to love. The only queer people are those who don't love anybody.     

Rita Mae Brown

Divorce is the one human tragedy that reduces everything to cash.     

Rita Mae Brown

I'm not an addictive personality, I just like getting high, that's all.     

Rita Mae Brown

No government has the right to tell its citizens when or whom to love. The only queer people are those who don't love anybody.     

Rita Mae Brown

Gambling operates under the premise that greed can be satisfied by luck.     

Rita Mae Brown

Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment.     

Rita Mae Brown

Monogamy is contrary to nature but necessary for the greater social good.     

Rita Mae Brown

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

Rita Mae Brown

Novels, like human beings, usually have their beginnings in the dark.     

Rita Mae Brown

Recognition of function always precedes recognition of being.     

Rita Mae Brown

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

Rita Mae Brown

Morals are private. Decency is public.     

Rita Mae Brown

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

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

Self-pity is the simplest luxury.     

Rita Mae Brown

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

Rita Mae Brown

Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going.     

Rita Mae Brown

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

Rita Mae Brown

One must fight for a life of action, not reaction.     

Rita Mae Brown

People aren't grapes - you can't weigh them in a bunch, but I guess it's easier than dealing with people as individuals.     

Rita Mae Brown