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Masculinity Quotes
Inspirational Quotes about Masculinity

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To me the definition of true masculinity -
and femininity,
too - is being able to lay in your own skin comfortably.
- Vincent D'Onofrio

Boxing is a celebration of the lost religion of masculinity
all the more trenchant for its being lost.
- Joyce Carol Oates

Because there is very little honor left in American life,
there is a certain built-in tendency to destroy masculinity in American men.
- Norman Mailer

Masculinity is not something given to you,
but something you gain.
And you gain it by winning small battles with honor.
- Norman Mailer

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We'll never solve the feminization of power until we
solve the masculinity of wealth.
- Gloria Steinem

If we're talking about masculinity and tenderness,
I don't look at Clinton.
- Aaron Eckhart

A lot of times I can across as too masculine to men,
and they couldn't handle me, they stayed away.
- Brenda Holloway


 

Once, power was considered a masculine attribute.
In fact, power has no sex.
- Katharine Graham

Why does everyone cling to the masculine imagery and
pronouns even though they are a mere linguistic device
that has never meant that God is male?
- Carol P. Christ

Like a French poem is life; being only perfect in structure
when with the masculine rhymes mingled the feminine are.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Feminine passion is to masculine as an epic is to an epigram.
- Karl Kraus

Lesbians are likely to be drawn to stand-up,
if only because it's cheaper to produce and therefore
more accessible for women.
But the very form of stand-up is masculine.
- Kate Clinton

Androgyny refers to a specific way of joining the 'masculine'
and 'feminine' aspects of a single human being.
- June Singer

Purity is the feminine, truth the masculine of honor.
- David Hare

Maybe I'm too masculine.
Casting directors cast in their own,
or an idealized image.
Maybe I don't look like anybody's ideal.
- Charles Bronson

Nothing is either all masculine or all feminine except having sex.
- Marlo Thomas

If any human being is to reach full maturity both the
masculine and feminine sides of the personality must
be brought up into consciousness.
- M. Esther Harding

I have no right to beauty.
I had been condemned to masculine ugliness.
- Renee Vivien

If we do no mean that God is male when we use masculine pronouns and imagery,
then why should there be any objections to using female
imagery and pronouns as well?
- Carol P. Christ

A masculine education cannot spare from professional
study and the necessary acquisition of languages,
the time and attention which I have bestowed on the
compositions of my countrymen.
- Anne Seward

Composing a piece of music is very feminine.
It is sensitive, emotional, contemplative.
By comparison, doing housework is positively masculine.
- Barbara Kolb

Dirt makes a man look masculine.
Let your hair blow in the wind, and all that.
It's OK.
All you have to do is look neat when you have to look neat.
- Hedy Lamarr

Women's liberation is the liberation of the feminine
in the man and the masculine in the woman.
- Corita Kent

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

What is most beautiful in virile men is something feminine;
what is most beautiful in feminine women is something masculine.
- Susan Sontag

Debate is masculine, conversation is feminine.
- Amos Bronson Alcott

I love young men, lots of them, your ancient masculine double standard.
- Vera Miles

It would be difficult for me not to conclude that the
most perfect type of masculine beauty is Satan,
as portrayed by Milton.
- Charles Baudelaire

Thrillers have been traditionally very masculine books;
the women characters often rather decorative.
- Ken Follett

Fighting is essentially a masculine idea;
a woman's weapon is her tongue.
- Hermione Gingold

Men weren't really the enemy - they were fellow victims
suffering from an outmoded masculine mystique that
made them feel unnecessarily inadequate when there were no bears to kill.
- Betty Friedan

Of the many forms of false culture, a premature converse
with abstractions is perhaps the most likely to prove
fatal to the growth of a masculine vigour of intellect.
- George Boole

Ideally, people find mates with whom they can express
both their masculine and feminine sides.
- Scott Bakula

Feminine virtue is nothing but a convenient masculine invention.
- Ninon de Lenclos

Sports nurtures dreams of achieving self confidence
and masculine striving for the skinny kid watching
a boxer dance around the ring with sublime ease.
- Armstrong Williams

I have no objection to a man being a man,
however masculine that may be.
- Agnes Smedley

Wit is a weapon.
Jokes are a masculine way of inflicting superiority.
But humor is the pursuit of a gentle grin,
usually in solitude.
- Frank Muir

Dance with a girl three times, and if you like the
light of her eye and the tone of voice with which she,
breathless, answers your little questions about horseflesh
and music about affairs masculine and feminine,
then take the leap in the dark.
- Anthony Trollope

The earth is ready, the time is ripe,
for the authoritative expression of the feminine as
well as the masculine interpretation of that common
social consensus which is slowly writing justice in
the State and fraternity in the social order.
- Anna Garlin Spencer

It would be futile to attempt to fit women into a masculine pattern of attitudes,
skills and abilities and disastrous to force them to
suppress their specifically female characteristics
and abilities by keeping up the pretense that there
are no differences between the sexes.
- Arianna Huffington

As regards the individual nature, woman is defective and misbegotten,
for the active power of the male seed tends to the
production of a perfect likeness in the masculine sex;
while the production of a woman comes from defect in the active power.
- Thomas Aquinas

Words are beautiful but restricted.
They're very masculine, with a compact frame.
But voice is over the dark, the place where there's nothing to hang on:
it comes from a part of yourself that simply knows,
expresses itself, and is.
- Jeff Buckley

There's nothing masculine about being competitive.
There's nothing masculine about trying to be the best at everything you do,
nor is there anything wrong with it.
I don't know why a female athlete has to defend her
femininity just because she chooses to play sports.
- Rebecca Lobo

You know, God, the power that makes life,
whatever it is, had just to make two things,
masculine and feminine, for all this mischief.
And made them so there is this entirely different point
of view about love and sex.
- Beatrice Wood

The most casual examination will reveal the fact that
all the jokes about the horrible results of masculine
cooking and sewing are written by men.
It is all part of a great scheme of sex propaganda.
- Heywood Broun

Curiosity, n. An objectionable quality of the female mind.
The desire to know whether or not a woman is cursed
with curiosity is one of the most active and insatiable
passions of the masculine soul.
- Ambrose Bierce

Has feminism made us all more conscious? I think it has.
Feminist critiques of anthropological masculine bias
have been quite important,
and they have increased my sensitivity to that kind of issue.
- Clifford Geertz

At no point do I wish to be in conflict with any man or masculine thought.
It doesn't enter my consciousness.
Art is anonymous.
It's not competitive with men.
It's a complementary contribution.
- Barbara Hepworth

Male and female represent the two sides of the great radical dualism.
But in fact they are perpetually passing into one another.
Fluid hardens to solid, solid rushes to fluid.
There is no wholly masculine man, no purely feminine woman.
- Margaret Fuller

Choose! If it's worth doing, do it today.
If it's not worth doing today, save yourself a lot
of worry and regret by choosing to permanently
erase it from your to-do list.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Instead of comparing our lot with that
of those who are more fortunate than we are,
we should compare it with the lot
of the great majority of our fellow men.
It then appears that we are among the privileged.
- Helen Keller

Anyone who proposes to do good
must not expect people to roll stones out of his way,
but must accept his lot calmly,
even if they roll a few stones upon it.
- Albert Schweitzer

When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill

I must dedicate my life to teaching my people,
for only education would make their lot less bitter,
their latent power more strong.
- Jimmy Yen

When was the last time you took
a different route to work ... just because?
Consider shaking up your life a little (or a lot) ...
for no reason, except to do it.
Let your life be an adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex...
It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage
to move in the opposite direction.
- Albert Einstein

Do you remember the things you were worrying about a year ago?
Didn't you waste a lot of fruitless energy
on account of most of them?
Didn't most of them turn out all right after all?
- Dale Carnegie

It was an honor and privilege to arrive to this country
16 years ago with almost no money in my pocket.
A lot has happened since then.
- Antonio Banderas

The big difference between sex for money and sex for
free is that sex for money usually costs a lot less.
- Brendan Behan

You can make a lot of money in this game.
Just ask my ex-wives.
Both of them are so rich that neither of their husbands work.
- Lee Trevino

Computers may save time but they sure waste a lot of paper.
About 98 percent of everything printed out by a computer
is garbage that no one ever reads.
- Andy Rooney

A lot of people like snow.
I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water.
- Carl Reiner

I've had two proposals since I've been a widow.
I am a wonderful catch, you know.
I have a lot of money.
- Ruth Rendell

I'm by no means condemning prescription medicine for mental health.
I've seen it save a lot of people's lives.
- Zach Braff

You know, a lot of people are just interested in,
in building a company so they can make money and get out.
- Arthur Rock

Beauty has a lot to do with character.
- Kevyn Aucoin

My experiences have taught me a lot and I'm happy with my learnings,
if not with what I went through to learn.
- Ally Sheedy

If you made a list of reasons why any couple got married,
and another list of the reasons for their divorce,
you'd have a hell of a lot of overlapping.
- Mignon McLaughlin

If you just watch a teenager, you see a lot of uncertainty.
- Jamie Lee Curtis

I love spaghetti and meatballs...
I eat a lot.
- Susan Lucci

Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.
- John Lennon


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