Gender Stereotypes Quotes

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

Oscar Wilde
“A man's face is his autobiography. A woman's face is her work of fiction.”
Oscar Wilde

J.M. Barrie
“Wendy," Peter Pan continued in a voice that no woman has ever yet been able to resist, "Wendy, one girl is more use than twenty boys.”
J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

Woody Allen
“Men learn to love the woman they are attracted to. Women learn to become attracted to the man they fall in love with.”
Woody Allen

Friedrich Nietzsche
“Ah, women. They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent.”
Friedrich Nietzsche

Stanley Baldwin
“I would rather trust a woman's instinct than a man's reason.”
Stanley Baldwin

Terry Pratchett
“The female mind is certainly a devious one, my lord."
Vetinari looked at his secretary in surprise. "Well, of course it is. It has to deal with the male one.”
Terry Pratchett, Unseen Academicals

Kurt Cobain
“I knew I was different. I thought that I might be gay or something because I couldn't identify with any of the guys at all. None of them liked art or music. They just wanted to fight and get laid. It was many years ago but it gave me this real hatred for the average American macho male.”
Kurt Cobain

Patricia Briggs
“Why is it that all cars are women?" he asked.

"Because they're fussy and demanding," answered Zee.

"Because if they were men, they'd sit around and complain instead of getting the job done," I told him.”
Patricia Briggs, Silver Borne

John Green
“Dude, I don’t want to talk about Lacey’s prom shoes. And I’ll tell you why: I have this thing that makes me really uninterested in prom shoes. It’s called a penis.”
John Green, Paper Towns

Mary Ann Shaffer
“Men are more interesting in books than they are in real life.”
Mary Ann Shaffer, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Ernest Hemingway
“He always thought of the sea as 'la mar' which is what people call her in Spanish when they love her. Sometimes those who love her say bad things of her but they are always said as though she were a woman. Some of the younger fishermen, those who used buoys as floats for their lines and had motorboats, bought when the shark livers had brought much money, spoke of her as 'el mar' which is masculine.They spoke of her as a contestant or a place or even an enemy. But the old man always thought of her as feminine and as something that gave or withheld great favours, and if she did wild or wicked things it was because she could not help them. The moon affects her as it does a woman, he thought.”
Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea

Isabel Allende
“A man does what he can; a woman does what a man cannot.”
Isabel Allende, Inés of My Soul

Matthew Henry
“Women were created from the rib of man to be beside him, not from his head to top him, nor from his feet to be trampled by him, but from under his arm to be protected by him, near to his heart to be loved by him.”
Matthew Henry, An Exposition of the Old and New Testament

Neal Stephenson
“She's a woman, you're a dude. You're not supposed to understand her. That's not what she's after.... She doesn't want you to understand her. She knows that's impossible. She just wants you to understand yourself. Everything else is negotiable.”
Neal Stephenson, Snow Crash

Connor Franta
“Girls can be athletic. Guys can have feelings. Girls can be smart. Guys can be creative. And vice versa. Gender is specific only to your reproductive organs (and sometimes not even to those), not your interest, likes, dislikes, goals, and ambitions.”
Connor Franta, A Work in Progress

“Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult.”
Charlotte Whitton

Rita Mae Brown
“Women need to feel loved and men need to feel needed.”
Rita Mae Brown, Riding Shotgun

bell hooks
“the wounded child inside many males is a boy who, when he first spoke his truths, was silenced by paternal sadism, by a patriarchal world that did not want him to claim his true feelings. The wounded child inside many females is a girl who was taught from early childhood that she must become something other than herself, deny her true feelings, in order to attract and please others. When men and women punish each other for truth telling, we reinforce the notion that lies are better. To be loving we willingly hear the other’s truth, and most important, we affirm the value of truth telling. Lies may make people feel better, but they do not help them to know love.”
bell hooks, All About Love: New Visions

Susan Elizabeth Phillips
“He shook his head. "The next time I hear a women going on about how neurotic men are, I'm going to remember this. You tell me you like my body, and what do I say? I say, thank you. Then I tell you I like yours and what do I hear? A long lists of grievances.”
Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Kiss an Angel

Diana Gabaldon
“...sitting and waiting is one of the most miserable occupations known to man - not that it usually is known to men; women do it much more often.”
Diana Gabaldon, Dragonfly in Amber

“When you grow up as a girl, it is like there are faint chalk lines traced approximately three inches around your entire body at all times, drawn by society and often religion and family and particularly other women, who somehow feel invested in how you behave, as if your actions reflect directly on all womanhood.”
M.E. Thomas, Confessions of a Sociopath: A Life Spent Hiding in Plain Sight

David Sedaris
“Boys who spent their weekends making banana nut muffins did not, as a rule, excel in the art of hand-to-hand combat.”
David Sedaris, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim

Rachel Caine
“Because you've got guy parts, you're automatically a better mechanic than me? I don't think so," Eve said, and bailed out of the passenger side.”
Rachel Caine, Fade Out

Tamora Pierce
“You ride as a man, fight as a man, and you think as a man-"
"I think as a human being," she retorted hotly. "Men don't think any differently from women- they just make more noise about being able to.”
Tamora Pierce, The Woman Who Rides Like a Man

Fulton J. Sheen
“The difference between the love of a man and the love of a woman is that a man will always give reasons for loving, but a woman gives no reasons for loving.”
Fulton J. Sheen, Life Is Worth Living

J. Courtney Sullivan
“Women leave their marriages when they can't take any more. Men leave when they find someone new.”
J. Courtney Sullivan, Commencement

Oscar Wilde
“My dear boy, no woman is a genius. Women are a decorative sex. They never have anything to say, but they say it charmingly. Women represent the triumph of matter over mind, just as men represent the triumph of mind over morals.”
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

Christine de Pizan
“Just as women's bodies are softer than men's, so their understanding is sharper.”
Christine de Pizan

Rachel Caine
“Bathroom, maybe? Which is where I need to go."
"Ooh, me, too," Eve said.
The boys rolled their eyes, like they'd planned it.
"What? It's what girls do. Get over it.”
Rachel Caine, Ghost Town

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