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Germaine Greer

Germaine Greer

Australian writer and public intellectual

Alive from: 1939-

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

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    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.
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    Every time a man unburdens his heart to a stranger he reaffirms the love that unites humanity.
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    Every time a woman makes herself laugh at her husband's often-told jokes she betrays him. The man who looks at his woman and says ''What would I do without you?'' is already destroyed.
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    Freedom is fragile and must be protected. To sacrifice it, even as a temporary measure, is to betray it.
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    I didn't fight to get women out from behind vacuum cleaners to get them onto the board of Hoover.
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    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.
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    Loneliness is never more cruel than when it is felt in close propinquity with someone who has ceased to communicate.
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    Older women can afford to agree that femininity is a charade, a matter of colored hair, ecru lace and whalebones, the kind of slap and tat that transvestites are in love with, and no more.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Probably the only place where a man can feel really secure is in a maximum security prison, except for the imminent threat of release.
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    Security is when everything is settled. When nothing can happen to you. Security is the denial of life.
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    The blind conviction that we have to do something about other people's reproductive behavior, and that we may have to do it whether they like it or not, derives from the assumption that the world belongs to us, who have so expertly depleted its resources, rather than to them, who have not.
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    The management of fertility is one of the most important functions of adulthood.
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