Male Quotes

Quotes tagged as "male" (showing 1-30 of 147)
Lisa Kleypas
“I respect you," he murmured. "and your views. I think of you as an equal. I respect your brains, and all those big words you like to use. But I also want to rip your clothes off and have sex with you until you scream and cry and see God." -Jack Travis (Smooth Talking Stranger)”
Lisa Kleypas, Smooth Talking Stranger

Emilie Autumn
“He cried when I left, which I find to be standard male behavior.”
Emilie Autumn

Lisa Kleypas
“He looked like a fallen angel, replete with all the dangerous male beauty that Lucifer could devise.”
Lisa Kleypas, Devil in Winter

Gloria Steinem
“No wonder male religious leaders so often say that humans were born in sin—because we were born to female creatures. Only by obeying the rules of the patriarchy can we be reborn through men. No wonder priests and ministers in skirts sprinkle imitation birth fluid over our heads, give us new names, and promise rebirth into everlasting life.”
Gloria Steinem, The Vagina Monologues

Simona Panova
“Oh, he did look like a deity – the perfect balance of danger and charm, he was at the same time fascinating and inaccessible, distant because of his demonstrated flawlessness, and possessing such strength of character that he was dismaying and at the same time utterly attractive in an enticing and forbidden way.”
Simona Panova, Nightmarish Sacrifice

Alfred Bruce Douglas
“I am the Love that Dare not Speak its Name”
Alfred B. Douglas

Gloria Steinem
“I didn’t hear words that were accurate, much less prideful. For example, I never once heard the word clitoris. It would be years before I learned that females possessed the only organ in the human body with no function than to feel pleasure. (If such an organ were unique to the male body, can you imagine how much we would hear about it—and what it would be used to justify?)”
Gloria Steinem , The Vagina Monologues

Lisa Kleypas
“He was unbelievably hard. Everywhere. He was in control, infinitely stronger, and he wanted me to know it.

Lisa Kleypas, Smooth Talking Stranger

Chad Kultgen
“We drive down the road in complete silence for a few miles listening to 50 Cent. As soon as he tells us that he's into having sex, he ain't into making love, Casey turns the volume down and begins telling me the following information: " I love you so much. We're going to have the best life together. I can't wait." Every word she says makes me feel a little more like faking a stroke and pretending to lose all memory of who I was, but it's not until she looks me in the eye and says in all seriousness, "You're my soul mate," that I realize I am not going to marry her.”
Chad Kultgen, The Average American Male

Khaled Hosseini
“A man's plumbing is like his mind: simple, very few surprises. You ladies, on the other hand...well, God put a lot of thought in making you.”
Khaled Hosseini

Jacintha Topaz
“I'm going to give you pleasure so good you'll forget your name... You're going to think my name is Yes, God Yes, or Fuck Yes.”
Jacintha Topaz, Purr Scent I: The Meeting

Jeffrey Eugenides
“Children learn to speak Male or Female the way they learn to speak English or French.”
Jeffrey Eugenides, Middlesex

Marianne Moore
“You are not male or female, but a plan
deep-set within the heart of man.”
Marianne Moore, Complete Poems

“The female is, as it were, a mutilated male, and the catamenia are semen, only not pure; for there is only one thing they have not in them, the principle of soul.”

Margaret Mitchell
“He was so very large and male, and excessively male creatures always discomposed her.”
Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

Marina Warner
“The female form provides the solution in which the essence itself is held; she is passio, and acted upon, the male is actio, the mover.”
Marina Warner, Monuments and Maidens: The Allegory of the Female Form

Muammar Gaddafi
“Women are females and men are males. According to gynaecologists, women menstruate every month or so, while men, being male, do not menstruate or suffer during the monthly period. A women, being female, is naturally subject to monthly bleeding. When a women does not menstruate, she is pregnant. If she is pregnant, she becomes, due to pregnancy, less active for about a year.”
Muammar Al-Qaddafi, The Green Book

Oscar Wilde
“The Noblest form of Affection”
Oscar Wilde

Will Advise
“With all the global warming going around nowadays, it would only take the stubbornness of a mule and the patience of a sitting duck to achieve what no man has ever done before – namely melt the ice in a wax figure’s beaten heart that was chopped off and hidden 50 meters under the polar ice caps in Alaska, to protect it from feeling.”
Will Advise, Nothing is here...

“More than being absurdly blond and absurdly messy, the Young Electrician had one of those extraordinarily sweet, extraordinarily vital, strangely mysterious, utterly unexplainable masculine faces that fill your senses with an odd, impersonal disquietude, an itching unrest, like the hazy, teasing reminder of some previous existence in a prehistoric cave, or, more tormenting still, with the tingling, psychic prophecy of some amazing emotional experience yet to come.”
Eleanor Hallowell Abbott, The Indiscreet Letter

Ferruccio Parazzoli
“Quella macchia laggiù, che rosseggiava al tramonto e che questo crepuscolo fa buia, riempie a volte il mio animo di un'indicibile angoscia. Eppure sappiamo con certezza che il Male, qualunque sia la sua astuzia, la sua potenza, non prevarrà. Tutto è possibile a Dio. Una forza dolce, paterna, può intervenire negli avvenimenti decisivi, perfino il miracolo, cioè un intervento visibile di Dio. Noi cristiani e credenti se sappiamo che una persona è in pericolo di morte,siamo pronti ad intervenire, e se non sarà la terra a smuoversi, muoveremo il cielo. Ecco cosa significa credere in Dio. L'eternità e il suo mistero d'amore. Respingere con tutte le proprie forze l'idea del nulla. É terribile, apre abissi l'idea del nulla.”
Ferruccio Parazzoli

Dan Brown
“The male ego had spent two millennia running unchecked by its female counterpart. The Priory of Sion believed that it was this obliteration of the sacred feminine in modern life that had caused what the Hopi Native Americans called koyanisquatsi - "life out of balance" - an unstable situation marked by testosterone-fueled wars, a plethora of misogynistic societies, and a growing disrespect for Mother Earth.”
Dan Brown, The Da Vinci Code

Albert Camus
“Il sole incessante, le ore dedicate al sonno delle vacanze non invitavano più come prima alle feste dell’acqua e della carne; suonavano vuote, invece, nella città chiusa e silenziosa; avevano perduto il metallico splendore delle stagioni felici. Il sole della peste stingeva tutti i colori e fugava ogni gioia.”
Albert Camus

Jeffrey Stepakoff
“His clean skin had a sweet earthy scent, like ripe roasted breadfruit, or warm oiled saddle leather. It was an evocative fragrance that rambled through her blood, at once comforting and licentious.”
Jeffrey Stepakoff, The Orchard

Harriet Lerner
“When women equate requesting a behavioral change with trying to teach the proverbial pig to sing, we don’t strengthen our voice. Instead, we get sucked in by the latest research findings about how male and female brains are different, so men can’t really be expected to pick up their socks. It feels easier to give up and adapt to unfair circumstances, despite the enormous long-term toll of making such accommodations.”
Harriet Lerner, Ph.D.

Terence McKenna
“Monotheism exhibits what is essentially a pathological personality pattern projected onto the ideal of God: the pattern of the paranoid, possessive, power-obsessed male ego. This God is not someone you would care to invite to a garden party. Also interesting is that the Western ideal is the only formulation of deity that has no relationship with woman at any point in the theological myth. In ancient Babylon Anu was paired with his consort Inanna; Grecian religion assigned Zeus a wife, many consorts, and daughters. These heavenly pairings are typical. Only the god of Western civilization has no mother, no sister, no female consort, and no daughter.”
Terence McKenna, Food of the Gods: The Search for the Original Tree of Knowledge

Becky Wade
“He was serious and introverted, with a dry sense of humor you’d never be treated to unless you’d gained his hard-won friendship—or happened to be standing next to him when he murmured something funny under his breath”
Becky Wade, True to You

Alison Goodman
“I found power in accepting the truth of who I am. It may not be a truth that others can accept, but I cannot live any other way. How would it be to live a lie every minute of your life?”
Alison Goodman, Eon: Dragoneye Reborn

Susanna Tamaro
“Mi ero sempre chiesta che cos’è l’amore, ma mai che cos’è la vita. Veniamo al mondo e siamo l’inno stesso della precarietà. Basta un virus appena un po’ arrogante, un colpo leggero sulla nuca per farci scivolare subito dall’altra parte.
Siamo un inno alla precarietà e un invito al male, a compierlo vicendevolmente gli uni sugli altri. Un invito che abbiamo accolto dal primo giorno in cui il mondo è stato creato. L’abbiamo accolto per obbedienza, per passione, per pigrizia, per distrazione. Ti uccido per vivere. Ti uccido per possedere. Ti uccido per liberarmi di te. Ti uccido perché amo il potere. Ti uccido perché non vali niente. Ti uccido perché voglio vendicarmi. Ti uccido perché uccidere mi dà piacere. Ti uccido perché mi dai fastidio. Ti uccido perché mi ricordi che anch’io posso essere ucciso.
Ogni cosa nel mondo ha il suo opposto. Il nord e il sud. L’alto e il basso. Il freddo e il caldo. Il maschio e la femmina. La luce e il buio. Il bene e il male. Ma allora, se davvero è così, perché è possibile dire: «Ti uccido» e non è possibile dire: «Ti restituisco la vita?». La vita è nata prima dell’uomo e nessun uomo è in grado, con la sua sola volontà, di creare la vita. «Muori!» possiamo gridare, ma non «Vivi!». Perché? Cosa si nasconde dietro questo mistero?”
Susanna Tamaro, Answer Me

Bri Lee
“It wasn't just him in the same way it wasn't just me. It was because I was sick of men like him. Because I'd seen them all, each as unoriginal in their selfishness as the next.”
Bri Lee, Eggshell Skull: A memoir about standing up, speaking out and fighting back

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