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RITA MAE BROWN QUOTES

I used to think romantic love was a neurosis shared by two, a supreme foolishness. I no longer think that. There's nothing foolish in loving anyone. Thinking you'll be loved in return is what's foolish.

RITA MAE BROWN, Bingo

Love is the wild card of existence.

RITA MAE BROWN, In Her Day

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

RITA MAE BROWN, Full Cry

Mother love is the most powerful, the most irrational force on earth, even more powerful than sexual love. However, one does lead to the other, so best not to spurn the former.

RITA MAE BROWN, Full Cry

Odd thing about death ... it reaffirms life.

RITA MAE BROWN, Hounded to Death

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

RITA MAE BROWN, Alma Mater

I've got splinters in my nose from the best publishing doors in town.

RITA MAE BROWN, Time interview, Mar. 18, 2008

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.

RITA MAE BROWN, Riding Shotgun

If the world were a logical place, men would ride side saddle.

RITA MAE BROWN, Sudden Death

Happiness is pretty simple: someone to love, something to do, something to look forward to.

RITA MAE BROWN, Hiss of Death

He unzipped his pants and his brains fell out.

RITA MAE BROWN, Venus Envy

I think you can judge the level of success for any group of people by the reaction against it.

RITA MAE BROWN, Time interview, Mar. 18, 2008

Sex makes monkeys out of all of us. If you don’t give in to it, you wind up a cold, unfeeling bastard. If you do, you spend the rest of your life picking up the pieces.

RITA MAE BROWN, Alma Mater

Normal is the average of deviance.

RITA MAE BROWN, Venus Envy

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

RITA MAE BROWN, attributed, Wisdom for the Soul: Five Millennia of Prescriptions for Spiritual Healing

When God made man she was practicing.

RITA MAE BROWN, Cat on the Scent

If you don't like my book, write your own.... If you do like my novels, I commend your good taste.

RITA MAE BROWN, Southern Discomfort


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