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Morality is a test of our conformity rather than our integrity. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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

Human beings tolerate what they understand they have to tolerate. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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

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

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. ---->>>

I believe only in art and failure. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Every artist seems to me to have the job of bearing witness to the world we live in. To some extent I think of all of us as artists, because we have voices and we are each of us unique. ---->>>

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


Name: Jane Rule
Nationality: Canadian
Born: 03-28, 1931
Die: 2007-11-27
Occupation: Author

Jane Vance Rule, CM, OBC (28 March 1931 – 27 November 2007) was a Canadian writer of lesbian-themed novels and non-fiction.(wikipedia)