“I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself.”
― Rita Mae Brown
Rita Mae Brown is the author of Rubyfruit Jungle and several Mrs. Murphy mystery books co-authored with her cat Sneaky Pie. She wrote another series called Sister Jane about fox hunting and has other published novels and screenplays. I have not had the good fortune of reading any of her books. Since I really love mysteries I think I want to remedy this. The Mrs. Murphy series are in the category of “cozy mysteries.” These are crime fiction where the detective is usually an amateur and an older woman who is not taken seriously by the authorities. They are not super violent. An example would be Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple.
I like this quote because it says to me that we give up a lot when we go along with other people at the expense of our true selves.
Here’s an interview with the author from Bantam Dell Publishing via You Tube: