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“It doesn't matter to me. We're still cousins in our own way. Blood's just something old people talk about to make you feel bad.”
Rita Mae Brown, Rubyfruit Jungle
“I mean, what do people talk about when they're married?" "Their kids, I guess." "Maybe that's all they have in common.”
Rita Mae Brown, Rubyfruit Jungle
“I had never thought I had much in common with anybody. I had no mother, no father, no roots, no biological similarities called sisters and brothers. And for a future I didn't want a split-level home with a station wagon, pastel refrigerator, and a houseful of blonde children evenly spaced through the years. I didn't want to walk into the pages of McCall's magazine and become the model housewife. I didn't even want a husband or any man for that matter. I wanted to go my own way. That's all I think I ever wanted, to go my own way and maybe find some love here and there. Love, but not the now and forever kind with chains around your vagina and a short circuit in your brain. I'd rather be alone.”
Rita Mae Brown, Rubyfruit Jungle
“Oh well, maybe the only beauty left in cities is in the oil slicks on the road and maybe there isn't any beauty left in the people who live in these places.”
Rita Mae Brown, Rubyfruit Jungle
“Whoever heard of a neurotic frog? Where do humans get off thinking they're the pinnacle of evolution?”
Rita Mae Brown, Rubyfruit Jungle
“Oh great, you too. So now I wear this label 'Queer' emblazoned across my chest. Or I could always carve a scarlet 'L' on my forehead. Why does everyone have to put you in a box and nail the lid on it? I don't know what I am—polymorphous and perverse. Shit. I don't even know if I'm white. I'm me. That's all I am and all I want to be. Do I have to be something?”
Rita Mae Brown, Rubyfruit Jungle
“Dean: Don't you find that somewhat of an aberration? Doesn't this disturb you my dear? After all, it's not normal.

Molly: I know it's not normal for people in this world to be happy, and I'm happy.”
Rita Mae Brown, Rubyfruit Jungle
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“All this overt heterosexuality amused me. If only they knew.”
Rita Mae Brown, Rubyfruit Jungle
“I began to wonder if girls could marry girls, because I was sure I wanted to marry Leota and look in her green eyes forever. But I would only marry her if I didn't have to do the housework. I was certain of that. But if Leota really didn't want to do it either, I guessed I'd do it. I'd do anything for Leota.”
Rita Mae Brown, Rubyfruit Jungle
“I'd never seen men hold each other. I thought the only things they were allowed to do was shake hands or fight.”
Rita Mae Brown, Rubyfruit Jungle
“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, Rubyfruit Jungle
“Well, we're just All-American queers.”
Rita Mae Brown, Rubyfruit Jungle
“No one remembers her beginnings. Mothers and aunts tell us about infancy and early childhood, hoping we won't forget the past when they had total control over our lives and secretly praying that because of it, we'll include them in our future.”
Rita Mae Brown, Rubyfruit Jungle
“you can't be a doctor. Only boys can be doctors. Leroy's got to be the doctor."
"You're full of shit, Spiegelglass, Leroy's dumber than I am. I got to be doctor because I'm the smart one and being a girl don't matter."
"You'll see. You think you can do what boys do but you're going to be a nurse, no two ways about it. It doesn't matter about brains, brains don't count. What counts is whether you're a boy or a girl."
I hauled off and belted her one.”
Rita Mae Brown, Rubyfruit Jungle
“You gay?”
“Oh, I wouldn’t say I was gay. I’d just say I was enchanted.”
“Me too.”
Rita Mae Brown, Rubyfruit Jungle
“In school they told us the president was the best man in the whole country but I knew my father was the best man in the whole country; the country didn't know it, that's all.”
Rita Mae Brown, Rubyfruit Jungle
“Anyway, how did I know the president was for real? I never saw him, just pictures in the paper and they can make those up. How do you know someone is real if you don't see him?”
Rita Mae Brown, Rubyfruit Jungle
“what would happen if she'd open her eyes and see only dark and feel satin from the coffin? That'd scare her enough to kill her all over again. How do they know dead people don't open their eyes and see? they don't know nothing about being dead.”
Rita Mae Brown, Rubyfruit Jungle
“Course I didn't want to be a doctor. I was going to be president only I kept it secret.”
Rita Mae Brown, Rubyfruit Jungle
“Everybody gets married. It's something you have to do, like dying.”
Rita Mae Brown, Rubyfruit Jungle
“At least Jennifer was beyond being tormented by itchy dresses.”
Rita Mae Brown, Rubyfruit Jungle
“That's animals, same thing doesn't happen to people does it? That's gonna happen to me someday, too? No, not me. I ain't dying. I don't care what they say, I ain't dying. I'm not lying on my back under the ground in everlasting darkness. Not me. I'm not closing my eyes. If I close my eyes, I might not open them.”
Rita Mae Brown, Rubyfruit Jungle
“I don’t care whether they like me or not. Everybody’s stupid, that’s what I think. I care if I like me, that’s what I truly care about.”
Rita Mae Brown, Rubyfruit Jungle
“Then you stay in that root cellar until Jesus comes back.”
Rita Mae Brown, Rubyfruit Jungle
“You can't pee in front of little Lord Jesus, go back to the hills.”
Rita Mae Brown, Rubyfruit Jungle
“You’ll see. You think you can do what boys do but you’re going to be a nurse, no two ways about it. It doesn’t matter about brains, brains don’t count. What counts is whether you’re a boy or a girl.”
Rita Mae Brown, Rubyfruit Jungle

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