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Germaine Greer Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Germaine Greer

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A successful marriage requires falling in love many times,
always with the same person.
- Germaine Greer

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

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

Even crushed against his brother in the Tube the average
Englishman pretends desperately that he is alone.
- 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 essence of pleasure is spontaneity.
- Germaine Greer

Only one thing is certain: if pot is legalized,
it won't be for our benefit but for the authorities.
To have it legalized will also be to lose control of it.
- Germaine Greer

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Security is when everything is settled.
When nothing can happen to you.
Security is the denial of life.
- Germaine Greer

The compelled mother loves her child as the caged bird sings.
The song does not justify the cage nor the love the enforcement.
- Germaine Greer

Act quickly, think slowly.
- Germaine Greer

The tragedy of machismo is that a man is never quite man enough.
- 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

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

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

Never advise anyone to go to war or to get married.
Write down the advice of him who loves you,
though you like it not at present.
He that has no children brings them up well.
- Germaine Greer

Perhaps women have always been in closer contact with reality than men:
it would seem to be the just recompense for being deprived of idealism.
- Germaine Greer

Psychoanalysis is the confession without absolution.
- Germaine Greer

The real theater of the sex war is the domestic hearth.
- Germaine Greer

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

The surest guide to the correctness of the path that
women take is joy in the struggle.
Revolution is the festival of the oppressed.
- 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

Women are reputed never to be disgusted.
The sad fact is that they often are,
but not with men; following the lead of men,
they are most often disgusted with themselves.
- Germaine Greer

Women have very little idea of how much men hate them.
- 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

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

Revolution is the festival of the oppressed.
- Germaine Greer

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

I think that testosterone is a rare poison.
- Germaine Greer

The sight of women talking together has always made men uneasy;
nowadays it means rank subversion.
- Germaine Greer

There is no such thing as security.
There never has been.
- 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

Perhaps catastrophe is the natural human environment,
and even though we spend a good deal of energy trying to get away from it,
we are programmed for survival amid catastrophe.
- Germaine Greer

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

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

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

Man is jealous because of his amour propre;
woman is jealous because of her lack of it.
- 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

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

The principle of the brotherhood of man is narcissistic...
for the grounds for that love have always been the
assumption that we ought to realize that we are the
same the whole world over.
- Germaine Greer

We in the West do not refrain from childbirth because
we are concerned about the population explosion or
because we feel we cannot afford children,
but because we do not like children.
- Germaine Greer

The formula for achieving a successful relationship is simple:
you should treat all disasters as if they were trivialities
but never treat a triviality as if it were a disaster.
- Quentin Crisp

Friends love misery, in fact.
Sometimes, especially if we are too lucky
or too successful or too pretty,
our misery is the only thing that endears us to our friends.
- Erica Jong

No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.
- Abraham Lincoln

I believe that anyone can conquer fear
by doing the things he fears to do,
provided he keeps doing them until he gets
a record of successful experience behind him.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The way to develop self-confidence
is to do the thing you fear
and get a record of successful experiences behind you.
- William Jennings Bryan

Achievement seems to be connected with action.
Successful men and women keep moving.
They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
- Conrad Hilton

Only he is successful in his business who makes that pursuit
which affords him the highest pleasure sustain him.
- Henry David Thoreau

The choice is to work alone to be a little
more successful than the next person,
or to work together for the great betterment of humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Success seems to be connected with action.
Successful people keep moving.
They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
- Conrad Hilton

Successful people are simply those with successful habits.
- Brian Tracy

The successful and happy ones dance lightly with life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The difference between a successful person and others
is not a lack of strength,
not a lack of knowledge,
but rather a lack of will.
- Vince Lombardi

Life is a constant opponent,
and an overpowering adversary if attacked directly.
The successful and happy ones dance lightly with life -
a parry here, a feint there - always engaged,
but never in the direct line of life's heaviest blows.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Success is not the key to happiness.
Happiness is the key to success.
If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
- Albert Schweitzer

Without a humble but reasonable
confidence in your own powers
you cannot be successful or happy.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Integrity is the essence of everything successful.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

The man who is successful is the man who is useful.
- Bourke Cockran

Believe in yourself. Have faith in your abilities.
Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers
you cannot be successful or happy.
- Norman Vincent Peale

The most successful people in life
are generally those who have the best information.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Successful people ask better questions,
and as a result, they get better answers.
- Tony Robbins

I don't start with a design objective,
I start with a communication objective.
I feel my project is successful if it communicates
what it is supposed to communicate.
- Mike Davidson

Success is like death.
The more successful you become, the higher the houses
in the hills get and the higer the fences get.
- Kevin Spacey

Every young man would do well to remember that all
successful business stands on the foundation of morality.
- Henry Ward Beecher

All successful people men and women are big dreamers.
They imagine what their future could be,
ideal in every respect,
and then they work every day toward
their distant vision,
that goal or purpose.
- Brian Tracy

For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations,
for Nature cannot be fooled.
- Richard P. Feynman

Bodybuilding is much like any other sport.
To be successful, you must dedicate yourself 100% to your training,
diet and mental approach.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

A successful lawsuit is the one worn by a policeman.
- Robert Frost

It's our nature: Human beings like success but they hate successful people.
- Carrot Top

The successful man will profit from his mistakes and
try again in a different way.
- Dale Carnegie

The successful revolutionary is a statesman,
the unsuccessful one a criminal.
- Erich Fromm

When did it become a problem to be a small businessman
and become successful? The small businessman -
like my father,
or like me?
- Glenn Beck


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