Quotes About Degradation

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Jessica Valenti
“What’s the worst possible thing you can call a woman? Don’t hold back, now. You’re probably thinking of words like slut, whore, bitch, cunt (I told you not to hold back!), skank. Okay, now, what are the worst things you can call a guy? Fag, girl, bitch, pussy. I’ve even heard the term “mangina.” Notice anything? The worst thing you can call a girl is a girl. The worst thing you can call a guy is a girl. Being a woman is the ultimate insult. Now tell me that’s not royally fucked up.”
Jessica Valenti, Full Frontal Feminism

Philip K. Dick
“but as he plodded along a vague and almost hallucinatory pall hazed over his mind; he found himself at one point, with no notion of how it could be, a step from an almost certain fatal cliffside fall—falling humiliatingly and helplessly, he thought; on and on, with no one even to witness it. Here there existed no one to record his or anyone else's degradation, and any courage or pride which might manifest itself here at the end would go unmarked: the dead stones, the dust-stricken weeds dry and dying, perceived nothing, recollected nothing, about him or themselves.”
Philip K. Dick, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Dianna Hardy
“It’s only through the degradation of the soul that you can know who you really are; when all else is stripped away, leaving you bare.” Somehow, his black eyes darkened, the venom in his words more deadly than a viper’s bite. “Let me degrade you, Katherine.”
Dianna Hardy, The Last Dragon

Milan Kundera
“As she uttered the words of the prayer, she glanced up at him as if he were God Himself. He watched her with growing pleasure. In front of him was kneeling the directress, being humiliated by a subordinate; in front of him a naked revolutionary was being humiliated by prayer; in front of him a praying lady was being humiliated by her nakedness.

This threefold image of degradation intoxicated him and something unexpected suddenly happened: his body revoked its passive resistance. Edward was excited!

As the directress said, 'And lead us not into temptation,' he quickly threw off all his clothes. When she said, 'Amen,' he violently lifted her off the floor and dragged her onto the couch.”
Milan Kundera, Laughable Loves

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Don't degrade your soul to the extent of believing in curses. No man can curse you except your maker.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

“You cannot change someone using fear, degradation, humiliation, or by comparing them to others. It can only be done through love, with love, for love.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Christopher Hitchens
“Those who are determined to be ‘offended’ will discover a provocation somewhere. We cannot possibly adjust enough to please the fanatics, and it is degrading to make the attempt.”
Christopher Hitchens

Michael Connelly
“The gravel road widened into a large turnaround where three similar looking and designed brothels sat waiting for customers. They were called Sheila's Front Porch, Tawny's High Five Ranch and Miss Delilah's House of Holies.

"Nice," Rachel said as we surveyed the scene. "why are these places always named after women -- as if women actually own them?"

"You got me. I guess Mister Dave's House of Holies wouldn't go over so well with the guys."

Rachel smiled.

"You're right. I guess it's a shrewd move. Name a place of female degradation and slavery after a female and it doesn't sound so bad, does it? It's packaging.”
Michael Connelly, The Narrows

Hudson Maxim
“If all boys could be made to know that with every breath of cigarette smoke they inhale imbecility and exhale manhood ... and that the cigarette is a maker of invalids, criminals and fools—not men—it ought to deter them some. The yellow finger stain is an emblem of deeper degradation and enslavement than the ball and chain.”
Hudson Maxim

M.F. Moonzajer
“We loved our homeland for thousands of years which cost us climate change and environmental degradation because we were too selfish to care about the nature, now it is time that we must love our world at least for a little time.”
M.F. Moonzajer

Robert G. Ingersoll
“But I will tell you what I say to my children: 'Go where you will; commit what crime you may; fall to what depth of degradation you may; you can never commit any crime that will shut my door, my arms, or my heart to you. As long as I live you shall have one sincere friend.”
Robert G. Ingersoll, The Liberty of Man, Woman and Child

M.F. Moonzajer
“If we deny climate change and don’t care about environmental degradation; we are no more than those people who are willing to be stupid because someone else was stupid in the past.”
M.F. Moonzajer

Charles Dickens
“I believe the spreading of Catholicism to be the most horrible means of political and social degradation left in the world.”
Charles Dickens

M.F. Moonzajer
“Denial of climate change and degradation of environment for the purpose of economic prosperity is humiliation and slavery of the nature.”
M.F. Moonzajer

Frederick Douglass
“The soul that is within me no man can degrade.”
Frederick Douglass

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Leaving the world without keeping an heirloom is a degradation of the divine purpose.”
Michael Bassey Johnson, The Infinity Sign

“Self-hatred is the ultimate degradation.”
Marty Rubin

Hanif Kureishi
“There’s a lot of degradation in sex, isn’t there?”
“When it’s done right.”
Hanif Kureishi, The Last Word

Stylo Fantome
“How do I look?” she asked.

“Absolutely stunning.”
Stylo Fantome

“Only the degraded want to degrade others.”
Marty Rubin

“Today. the celebration is for the "victorious", not the meritorious. The depiction to the youth, is that one can be victorious without merit, and that merit is less notable than victory. The result, is the masses are selectively and passively affirming that winning trumps hard work, that theft trumps the pride of ownership, and that personal success trumps collective progress.”
Justin Kyle McFarlane Beau

Toni Morrison
“That anybody white could take your whole self for anything that came to mind. Not just work, kill, or maim you, but dirty you so bad you forgot who you were and couldn't think it up. And though she and others lived through and got over it, she could never let it happen to her own.”
Toni Morrison

Lailah Gifty Akita
“We have a duty to care for the environment.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Lailah Gifty Akita
“God gave man the authority to rule and protect all the animals in the aquatic ecosystems.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, The Alphabets of Success: Passion Driven Life

Fiona Helmsley
“I thought I wanted to be degraded, but I wanted to be degraded with love. You wanted me to talk during sex and what came out was, "You hate me.”
Fiona Helmsley, My Body Would Be the Kindest of Strangers

Michael Bassey Johnson
“A celebrity starts being a cele-crazy when he's seen often, he's just like the ordinary man in the streets. Without much ado to shout his name, i go my way.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

“There are many urgent tasks we need to undertake, perhaps none more pressing than establishing social symbiosis, reversing ecological degradation, and completing the emancipation of women around the world.”
Joseph Rain

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