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  • #1
    Khaled Hosseini
    “Like a compass needle that points north, a man's accusing finger always finds a woman. Always.”
    Khaled Hosseini

  • #2
    Georgette Heyer
    “You're only a man! You've not our gifts! I can tell you! Why, a woman can think of a hundred different things at once, all them contradictory!”
    Georgette Heyer, Powder and Patch

  • #3
    T.D. Jakes
    “No woman wants to be in submission to a man who isn't in submission to God!”
    T D Jakes

  • #4
    Katharine Hepburn
    “Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.”
    Katharine Hepburn

  • #5
    William Shakespeare
    “Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more,
    Men were deceivers ever,-
    One foot in sea and one on shore,
    To one thing constant never.”
    William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing

  • #6
    W. Somerset Maugham
    “As lovers, the difference between men and women is that women can love all day long, but men only at times.”
    W. Somerset Maugham, The Moon and Sixpence

  • #7
    Elizabeth Cady Stanton
    “Woman's degradation is in man's idea of his sexual rights. Our religion, laws, customs, are all founded on the belief that woman was made for man.”
    Elizabeth Cady Stanton

  • #8
    Cornelia Funke
    “Women were different, no doubt about it. Men broke so much more quickly. Grief didn't break women. Instead it wore them down, it hollowed them out very slowly.”
    Cornelia Funke, Inkdeath

  • #9
    Virginia Woolf
    “Women have served all these centuries as looking glasses possessing the magic and delicious power of reflecting the figure of man at twice its natural size.”
    Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own

  • #10
    John Lennon
    “As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot.”
    John Lennon

  • #11
    Margaret Thatcher
    “In politics, If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman.”
    Margaret Thatcher

  • #12
    Robert Jordan
    “Any fool knows men and women think differently at times, but the biggest difference is this. Men forget, but never forgive; women forgive, but never forget.”
    Robert Jordan

  • #13
    W. Somerset Maugham
    “If a man hasn't what's necessary to make a woman love him, it's his fault, not hers.”
    W. Somerset Maugham, The Painted Veil

  • #14
    W. Somerset Maugham
    “Oh, it's always the same,' she sighed, 'if you want men to behave well to you, you must be beastly to them; if you treat them decently they make you suffer for it.”
    W. Somerset Maugham, Of Human Bondage
    tags: love, men

  • #15
    Anne Lamott
    “Part of me loves and respects men so desperately, and part of me thinks they are so embarrassingly incompetent at life and in love. You have to teach them the very basics of emotional literacy. You have to teach them how to be there for you, and part of me feels tender toward them and gentle, and part of me is so afraid of them, afraid of any more violation.”
    Anne Lamott, Operating Instructions: A Journal of My Son's First Year
    tags: men

  • #16
    Lily Tomlin
    “We have reason to believe that man first walked upright to free his hands for masturbation.”
    Lily Tomlin

  • #17
    Dorothy Parker
    “He'll be cross if he sees I have been crying. They don't like you to cry. He doesn't cry. I wish to God I could make him cry. I wish I could make him cry and tread the floor and feel his heart heavy and big and festering in him. I wish I could hurt him like hell.

    He doesn't wish that about me. I don't think he even knows how he makes me feel. I wish he could know, without my telling him. They don't like you to tell them they've made you cry. They don't like you to tell them you're unhappy because of them. If you do, they think you're possessive and exacting. And then they hate you. They hate you whenever you say anything you really think. You always have to keep playing little games. Oh, I thought we didn't have to; I thought this was so big I could say whatever I meant. I guess you can't, ever. I guess there isn't ever anything big enough for that.”
    Dorothy Parker
    tags: men

  • #18
    Whitney Otto
    “The best men tell you the truth because they think you can take it; the worst men either try to preserve you in some innocent state with their false protection, or are ‘brutally honest.’ When someone tells, lets you think for yourself, experience your own emotions, he is treating you as a true equal, a friend…And the best men cook for you.”
    Whitney Otto, How to Make an American Quilt

  • #19
    Inga Muscio
    “Men who refuse to use condoms do not deserve to be fucked by anyone but other men who refuse to use condoms.”
    Inga Muscio

  • #20
    Adriana Trigiani
    “Mom, how do you know if the guy is the guy?”

    You mean if he’ll be a good husband?” She pauses, then says “The ticket is for the man to love the woman more than she loves him.”

    Shouldn’t it be equal?”

    Mom cackles. “It can never be equal.”

    But what if the woman loves the man more?”

    A life of hell awaits her. As women, the deck is stacked against us because time is our enemy. We age, while men season. And trust me, there are plenty of women out there looking for a man, and they don’t mind staking a claim on somebody else’s husband, no matter how old, creaky, and deaf they are.”
    Adriana Trigiani, Very Valentine

  • #21
    Robert Byrne
    “Anybody who believes that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach flunked geography. ”
    Robert Byrne
    tags: food, men, sex

  • #22
    Julian Barnes
    “He feared me as many men fear women: because their mistresses (or their wives) understand them. They are scarcely adult, some men: they wish women to understand them, and to that end they tell them all their secrets; and then, when they are properly understood, they hate their women for understanding them.”
    Julian Barnes, Flaubert's Parrot

  • #23
    George Eliot
    “The clergy are, practically, the most irresponsible of all talkers.

    ["Evangelical Teaching: Dr. Cumming," The Westminster Review, 1885.]”
    George Eliot

  • #24
    C. JoyBell C.
    “You only need one man to love you. But him to love you free like a wildfire, crazy like the moon, always like tomorrow, sudden like an inhale and overcoming like the tides. Only one man and all of this.”
    C. JoyBell C.

  • #25
    Mark Twain
    “Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.”
    Mark Twain

  • #26
    Chuck Palahniuk
    “You realize that our mistrust of the future makes it hard to give up the past.”
    Chuck Palahniuk, Survivor

  • #27
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “When we are tired, we are attacked by ideas we conquered long ago.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • #28
    Jodi Picoult
    “What was the point of being able to forgive, when deep down, you both had to admit you'd never forget?”
    Jodi Picoult, The Tenth Circle

  • #29
    Deb Caletti
    “I guess forgiveness, like happiness, isn’t a final destination. You don’t one day get there and get to stay.”
    Deb Caletti

  • #30
    Thomas Szasz
    “The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget.”
    Thomas Szasz



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