Rita Mae Brown

Rita Mae
Brown
1944

American Author, Mystery Writer,Screenwriter,Gay Activist and Founder of Lavender Menace

Author Quotes

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

You don't have to be straight to be in the military; you just have to be able to shoot straight.

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

Writers will happen in the best of families.

You can hurt me. You can hate me, but do it because you know me, not because I'm a member of a group.

You can love more than one person at a time, and I don't give a damn what the self-help books say.

Women need to feel loved and men need to feel needed.

Women who love women are Lesbians. Men, because they can only think of women in sexual terms, define Lesbian as sex between women.

Whoever heard of a neurotic frog? Where do humans get off thinking they're the pinnacle of evolution?

Why can't peace be a single overriding common purpose: why do we wait for a crisis to pull us together? Let's pull together for peace.

What's the point of being a lesbian if a woman is going to look and act like an imitation man?

When God made man she was practicing.

To love without role, without power plays, is revolution.

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

This is a celebration of individual freedom, not of homosexuality. 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.

To have meaningful work is a tremendous happiness.

The reward for conformity was that everyone liked you except yourself.

The writer's job is not to write a novel, hold it up and say, Here I am, but to write a novel, hold it up and say, Here YOU are.

The only good thing done by a committee was the King James Version.

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

Sorrow is how we learn to love. Your heart isn't breaking. It hurts because it's getting larger. The larger it gets, the more love it holds.

The difference between genius and stupidity is that even genius has its limits.

Recognition of function always precedes recognition of being.

Self-pity is the simplest luxury.

Sex makes monkeys out of all of us. If you don

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First Name
Rita Mae
Last Name
Brown
Birth Date
1944
Bio

American Author, Mystery Writer,Screenwriter,Gay Activist and Founder of Lavender Menace