Jane Rule

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I've never been resigned to ready-made ideas as I was to ready-made clothes, perhaps because although I couldn't sew, I could think.

Jane Rule

The message of women's liberation is that women can love each other and ourselves against our degrading education.

Jane Rule

Love is the terrible secret people are suspected of unless they're married, then one always suspects they don't.

Jane Rule

Writing is far too hard work to say what someone else wants me to. Serving it as a craft, using it as a way of growing in my own understanding, seems to me to be a beautiful way to live. And if that product is shareable with other people, so much the better.

Jane Rule

If the tenth of the population that is gay became visible tomorrow, the panic of the majority of people would inspire repressive legislation of a sort that would shock even the pessimists among us.

Jane Rule

I had always said to myself that forty was the cut off point of my apprenticeship which may for some people sound like a very long one, but the novel as art is a middle-aged art.

Jane Rule

If we don't bear witness as citizens, as people, as individuals, the right that we have had to life is sacrificed. There is a silence, instead of a speaking presence.

Jane Rule

Morality, like language, is an invented structure for conserving and communicating order. And morality is learned, like language, by mimicking and remembering.

Jane Rule

Coming out, all the way out, is offered more and more as the political solution to our oppression.

Jane Rule

I was very frightened when I turned forty. I suddenly thought I ought to wake up and be speaking with the voice of God.

Jane Rule