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Morality is a test of our conformity rather than our integrity. Jane Rule#Conformity 72
Jane Rule#Conformity 72
Morality, like language, is an invented structure for conserving and communicating order. And morality is learned, like language, by mimicking and remembering. Jane Rule#Communicating 71
Jane Rule#Communicating 71
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#Apprenticeship 67
Jane Rule#Apprenticeship 67
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#Among 54
Jane Rule#Among 54
My private measure of success is daily. If this were to be the last day of my life would I be content with it? To live in a harmonious balance of commitments and pleasures is what I strive for. Jane Rule#Balance 51
Jane Rule#Balance 51
People genuinely happy in their choices seem less often tempted to force them on other people than those who feel martyred and broken by their lives. Jane Rule#Broken 40
Jane Rule#Broken 40
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#Beautiful 38
Jane Rule#Beautiful 38
Coming out, all the way out, is offered more and more as the political solution to our oppression. Jane Rule#Coming 32
Jane Rule#Coming 32
Human beings tolerate what they understand they have to tolerate. Jane Rule#Beings 28
Jane Rule#Beings 28
I believe only in art and failure. Jane Rule#Art 16
Jane Rule#Art 16
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