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 )
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.
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.
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.”
Paula, 2014, stories4hotbloodedlesbians.com