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Tue Jan 29, 2013, 02:28 PM

some quotes of the day--germaine greer



Germaine Greer Quotes


You're only young once, but you can be immature forever.
Germaine Greer

Loneliness is never more cruel than when it is felt in close propinquity with someone who has ceased to communicate.
Germaine Greer

English culture is basically homosexual in the sense that the men only really care about other men.
Germaine Greer

The house wife is an unpaid employee in her husband's house in return for the security of being a permanent employee.
Germaine Greer

Freedom is fragile and must be protected. To sacrifice it, even as a temporary measure, is to betray it.
Germaine Greer

Developing the muscles of the soul demands no competitive spirit, no killer instinct, although it may erect pain barriers that the spiritual athlete must crash through.
Germaine Greer

Evolution is what it is. The upper classes have always died out; it's one of the most charming things about them.
Germaine Greer

The essence of pleasure is spontaneity.
Germaine Greer

All societies on the verge of death are masculine. A society can survive with only one man; no society will survive a shortage of women.
Germaine Greer

Act quickly, think slowly.
Germaine Greer

Security is when everything is settled, when nothing can happen to you; security is the denial of life.
Germaine Greer

If a person loves only one other person, and is indifferent to his fellow men, his love is not love but a symbiotic attachment, or an enlarged egotism.
Germaine Greer

Probably the only place where a man can feel really secure is in a maximum security prison, except for the imminent threat of release.
Germaine Greer

The management of fertility is one of the most important functions of adulthood.
Germaine Greer

Yet if a woman never lets herself go, how will she ever know how far she might have got? If she never takes off her high-heeled shoes, how will she ever know how far she could walk or how fast she could run?
Germaine Greer

Even crushed against his brother in the Tube the average Englishman pretends desperately that he is alone.
Germaine Greer

Libraries are reservoirs of strength, grace and wit, reminders of order, calm and continuity, lakes of mental energy, neither warm nor cold, light nor dark.
Germaine Greer

One may not reach the dawn save by the path of the night.
Germaine Greer

What we ought to see in the agonies of puberty is the result of the conditioning that maims the female personality in creating the feminine.
Germaine Greer

Australia is a huge rest home, where no unwelcome news is ever wafted on to the pages of the worst newspapers in the world.
Germaine Greer

Bras are a ludicrous invention; but if you make bralessness a rule, you're just subjecting yourself to yet another repression.
Germaine Greer

Freud is the father of psychoanalysis. It had no mother.
Germaine Greer

Human beings have an inalienable right to invent themselves; when that right is pre-empted it is called brain-washing.
Germaine Greer

I didn't fight to get women out from behind vacuum cleaners to get them onto the board of Hoover.
Germaine Greer

I have always been principally interested in men for sex. I've always thought any sane woman would be a lover of women because loving men is such a mess. I have always wished I'd fall in love with a woman. Damn.
Germaine Greer


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Response to niyad (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 02:43 PM

1. This one got me.

English culture is basically homosexual in the sense that the men only really care about other men.
Germaine Greer

Not just English, I'm afraid.

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Response to ananda (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 02:50 PM

2. all you have to do is look at our woman-hating legislators

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