Quotes About Men

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Hilary Mantel
“You learn nothing about men by snubbing them and crushing their pride. You must ask them what it is they can do in this world, that they alone can do.”
Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall

David Wong
“When a man plans, a woman laughs.”
David Wong, John Dies at the End

C.C. Hunter
“When he didn't answer, she didn't know if it was because he couldn't or if he was back to not talking to her. Back to pushing her out of his life.
Why was it that boys said girls were so hard to understand, when she hadn't known a single guy who hadn't confused her to the point of screaming?”
C.C. Hunter, Taken at Dusk

Friedrich Nietzsche
“So long as men praise you, you can only be sure that you are not yet on your own true path but on someone else's.”
Friedrich Nietzsche

Mary Shelley
“Oh! Be men, or be more than men. Be steady to your purposes and firm as a rock. This ice is not made of such stuff as your hearts may be; it is mutable and cannot withstand you if you say that it shall not. Do not return to your families with the stigma of disgrace marked on your brows. Return as heroes who have fought and conquered, and who know not what it is to turn their backs on the foe.”
Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

William Shakespeare
Come, lady, come; you have lost the heart of Signior Benedick.

Indeed, my lord, he lent it me awhile; and I gave him use for it, a double heart for his single one: marry, once before he won it of me with false dice, therefore your grace may well say I have lost it.

You have put him down, lady, you have put him down.

So I would not he should do me, my lord, lest I should prove the mother of fools.”
William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing

Tiffany Madison
“It is assured that men of all ages imagine a woman naked when they first meet.”
Tiffany Madison, Black and White

Zora Neale Hurston
“And I can't die easy thinking maybe the menfolks white or black is making a spit cup out of you. Have some sympathy for me. Put me down easy, Janie, I'm a cracked plate.”
Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God

Tom Robbins
“I mean that gods do not limit men. Men limit men.”
Tom Robbins, Jitterbug Perfume

Ursula K. Le Guin
“Civilized Man says: I am Self, I am Master, all the rest is other--outside, below, underneath, subservient. I own, I use, I explore, I exploit, I control. What I do is what matters. What I want is what matter is for. I am that I am, and the rest is women & wilderness, to be used as I see fit.”
Ursula K. Le Guin

Alberto Moravia
“This thought strengthened in me my belief that all men, without exception, deserve to be pitied, if only because they are alive.”
Alberto Moravia, The Woman of Rome

Becca Fitzpatrick
“Since the dawn of time, women have been attracted to mates with strong survival skills—like intelligence and physical prowess—because men with these qualities are more likely to bring home dinner at the end of the day.” He stuck his thumbs in the air and grinned. “Dinner equals survival, team.”
Becca Fitzpatrick

Nick Hornby
“Women who disapprove of men - and there's plenty to disapprove of - should remember how we started out, and how far we had to travel.”
Nick Hornby, High Fidelity
tags: men, women

Kathryn Stockett
“I haven’t had the chance to look at too many men’s faces up close. And I noticed how his skin was thicker than mine, and a gorgeous shade of toast. The stiff blond hairs on his cheeks and chin seemed to be growing before my eyes. He smelled like starch. Like pine. His nose wasn’t so pointy afterall. …And out of the blue, he kissed me. Right in the middle of the Robert E. Lee Hotel Restaurant, he kissed me so slowly with an open mouth and every single thing in my body-my skin, my collarbone, the hollow backs of my knees, everything inside of me filled up with light.”
Kathryn Stockett, The Help

“Women deserve better than propaganda and lies to get into panties. Propaganda and lies to get into office, to get out of court, to get out of paying child support. Get the fuck out of our decisions and give us back our voice. Women deserve better; women deserve choice.”
Sonya Renee Taylor

Lisa Samson
“Fact: I don't know of a single girl who doesn't wish the show-it-all boxer-shorts phenomenon would go away as well. Guys, we just don't want to see your underwear. Truthfully, we believe that there is a direct correlation between how much underwear you show and how much you've got upstairs, if you know what I mean.”
Lisa Samson, Hollywood Nobody

Valerie Frankel
“Women get into a relationship hoping a man will change, and he never does; men get into a relationship hoping the woman don't change, but she always does. Men want their partners to be consistent. That they won't make impromptu impossible demands nor baffle him with classically female sudden-onset hysterical behavior.”
Valerie Frankel, The Girlfriend Curse

Sylvia Plath
“What I hate is the thought of being under a man's thumb," I had told Doctor Nolan. "A man doesn't have a worry in the world, while I've got a baby hanging over my head like a big stick, to keep me in line.”
Sylvia Plath
tags: men

Louisa May Alcott
“…men never forgive like women.”
Louisa May Alcott, Jo's Boys

Christine de Pizan
“When we take your person into account, you who are a young maiden, to whom God gives the strength and power to be the champion who casts the rebels down and feeds France with the sweet, nourishing milk of peace, here indeed is something quite extraordinary!

For if God performed such a great number of miracles through Joshua who conquered many a place and cast down many an enemy, he, Joshua, was a strong and powerful man. But, after all, a woman – a simple shepherdess – braver than any man ever was in Rome! As far as God is concerned, this was easily accomplished.

But as for us, we never heard tell of such an extraordinary marvel, for the prowess of all the great men of the past cannot be compared to this woman's whose concern it is to cast out our enemies. This is God's doing: it is He who guides her and who has given her a heart greater than that of any man.”
Christine de Pizan, Ditié de Jehanne d'Arc

Rudolfo Anaya
“The sun was good. The men of the llano were men of the sun. The men of the farms along the river were men of the moon. But we were all children of the white sun.”
Rudolfo Anaya, Bless Me, Ultima

“Men are always lost, they are confused and afraid, thus they are more trouble than they're worth.”
Sunshine O'Donnell, Open Me
tags: men

Steve Toltz
“Are you listening, Jasper? Sometimes you'll be walking in the city late at night, and a woman walking in front of you will spin her head around and then cross the street simply because some members of your gender rape women and molest children!”
Steve Toltz, A Fraction of the Whole

“Science has made us gods even before we are worthy of being men.”
Jean Rostand

Gail Carriger
“...you have been fraternizing with warewolves overmuch! Military men can be terribly bad for one's verbal concatenation!”
Gail Carriger, Heartless

“If the Creator stood before a million men with the light of a million lamps, only a few would truly see him because truth is already alive in their hearts. Truth can only be seen by those with truth in them. He who does not have Truth in his heart, will always be blind to it.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Elizabeth Strout
“It seems to Henry, as he takes his seat in his usual middle pew, that women are far braver than men”
Elizabeth Strout, Olive Kitteridge
tags: men, women

“​Oh God, it is amazing that men can talk so much about man's creaturely power and goodness, when, if thou didst not hold us back every moment, we should be devils incar​​nate.”
Arthur Bennett, The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers and Devotions

P.G. Wodehouse
“Boyhood, like measles, is one of those complaints which a man should catch young and have done with, for when it comes in middle life it is apt to be serious.”
P.G. Wodehouse, The Adventures of Sally
tags: boys, humor, men

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