Quotes: penetration

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  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
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    Every male copulating with a woman returns to his origins in the womb. Goethe postponed intercourse until he was forty. This must be related to his self-imposed distance from his forceful mother. To refuse phallic penetration is to refuse surrender to the female matrix.
    Source: Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson (1990)
  • Robert Burns
    Robert Burns
    Scottish Poet 1759-1796
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    I want someone to laugh with me, someone to be grave with me, someone to please me and help my discrimination with his or her own remark, and at times, no doubt, to admire my acuteness and penetration.
  • Machiavelli
    Machiavelli
    Florentijns staatsphilosopher 1469-1527
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    Men in general judge more from appearances than from reality. All men have eyes, but few have the gift of penetration.
  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
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    Men who shrink from penetration of the female body are paralyzed by justifiable apprehension, since they are returning to our uncanny site of origin.
    Source: Vamps and Tramps (1994)
  • Abigail Adams
    Abigail Adams
    Wife of John Adams 1744-1818
    Abigail Adams
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    Wisdom and penetration are the fruit of experience, not the lessons of retirement and leisure. Great necessities call out great virtues.
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