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Lesbian Quotes by Famous Lesbians

I chose these quotes from amongst many. I included one from Rita Mae Brown. Her lesbian novel, “Ruby Fruit Jungle” was the first lesbian novel I read. I went on to read the dark and desperate novel, “The Well of Loneliness.” I was so glad that I read Ruby Fruit Jungle first!

-Girls who put out are tramps. Girls who don’t are ladies. This is, however, a rather archaic usage of the word. Should one of you boys happen upon a girl who doesn’t put out, do not jump to the conclusion that you have found a lady. What you have probably found is a Lesbian.

( Fran Lebowitz )

About Fran:

Born Oct 27, 1950 in New Jersey, she is an author, writer and public speaker.

-The love expressed between women is particular and powerful, because we have had to love in order to live; love has been our survival.

Every woman I have ever loved has left her print upon me, where I loved some invaluable piece of myself apart from me–so different that I had to stretch and grow in order to recognize her. And in that growing, we came to separation, that place where work begins.

(Audre Lorde)

About Audre:

Born: February 18, 1934 in Harlem, New York city. Died: November 17, 1992 in U.S Virgin Islands.

Audre was a Caribbean-American writer, radical feminist, lesbian and civil rights activist. She published poetry.

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

(Rita Mae Brown)

About Rita Mae:

Born November 28, 1944 in Hanover, Pennsylvania, USA

Wrote Rubyfruit Jungle in 1973 (my first lesbian read) She is author of many books and a screenwriter.

-You can’t type what a lesbian is. We’re anything and everything. The one thing in common is that we make love to other women. So give up trying to limit us.

(Amanda Bearse)

About Amanda Bearse:

Born August 9, 1958 in Florida, USA.

Partner: Carrie Schenken (2010-

American actress, director and comedienne. Best known for her role as neighbour Marcy D’Arcy on the television sitcom “Married with Children.”

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