"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."
"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage."Rita Mae Brown on Lao Tzu
"Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead."Rita Mae Brown on Oscar Wilde
"Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself - and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That's what real love amounts to - letting a person be what he really is."Rita Mae Brown on Jim Morrison
"Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye."Rita Mae Brown on H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
"Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable."Rita Mae Brown on Bruce Lee
"I believe the true function of age is memory. I'm recording as fast as I can."
"Art is moral passion married to entertainment. Moral passion without entertainment is propaganda, and entertainment without moral passion is television."
"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."
"You sell a screenplay like you sell a car. If someone drives it off a cliff, that's it."
"Education is a wonderful thing. If you couldn't sign your name you'd have to pay cash."