Quotes of Germaine Greer

“ Human beings have an inalienable right to invent themselves. ”

- Germaine Greer

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

- Germaine Greer

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

- Germaine Greer

“ You're only young once, but you can be immature forever ”

- Germaine Greer

“ Maybe I couldn't make it. Maybe I don't have a pretty smile, good teeth, nice tits, long legs, a cheeky ass, a sexy voice. Maybe I don't know how to handle men and increase my market value, so that the rewards due to the feminine will accrue to me. Then again, maybe I'm sick of the masquerade… ”

- Germaine Greer

“ All that remains to the mother in modern consumer society is the role of scapegoat; psychoanalysis uses huge amounts of money and time to persuade analysis and to foist their problems on to the absent mother, who has no opportunity to utter a word in her own defense… ”

- Germaine Greer

“ Man made one grave mistake: in answer to vaguely reformist and humanitarian agitation he admitted women to politics and the professions. The conservatives who saw this as the undermining of our civilization and the end of the state and marriage were right after all; it is time for the demolition to begin. ”

- Germaine Greer

“ The most threatened group in human societies as in animal societies is the unmated male: the unmated male is more likely to wind up in prison or in an asylum or dead than his mated counterpart. He is less likely to be promoted at work and he is considered a poor credit risk. ”

- 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

“ Every time a man unburdens his heart to a stranger he reaffirms the love that unites humanity. ”

- 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

“ Human beings have an inalienable right to invent themselves. ”

- Germaine Greer

“ The most threatened group in human societies as in animal societies is the unmated male: the unmated male is more likely to wind up in prison or in an asylum or dead than his mated counterpart. He is less likely to be promoted at work and he is considered a poor credit risk. ”

- 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 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

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

- 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

“ It is in our interests to let the police and their employers go on believing that the Underground is a conspiracy, because it increases their paranoia and their inability to deal with what is really happening. As long as they look for ringleaders and documents they will miss their mark, which is that proportion of every personality which belongs in the Underground. ”

- Germaine Greer

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

- Germaine Greer

“ Maybe I couldn't make it. Maybe I don't have a pretty smile, good teeth, nice tits, long legs, a cheeky ass, a sexy voice. Maybe I don't know how to handle men and increase my market value, so that the rewards due to the feminine will accrue to me. Then again, maybe I'm sick of the masquerade… ”

- Germaine Greer

“ The older woman's love is not love of herself, nor of herself mirrored in a lover's eyes, nor is it corrupted by need. It is a feeling of tenderness so still and deep and warm that it gilds every grass blade and blesses every fly. It includes the ones who have a claim on it, and a great deal else besides… ”

- Germaine Greer

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

- Germaine Greer

“ Mother is the dead heart of the family, spending father's earnings on consumer goods to enhance the environment in which he eats, sleeps, and watches television. ”

- Germaine Greer

“ The misery of the middle-aged woman is a gray and hopeless thing, born of having nothing to live for, of disappointment and resentment at having been gypped by consumer society, and surviving merely to be the butt of its unthinking scorn. ”

- Germaine Greer

“ All that remains to the mother in modern consumer society is the role of scapegoat; psychoanalysis uses huge amounts of money and time to persuade analysis and to foist their problems on to the absent mother, who has no opportunity to utter a word in her own defense… ”

- 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

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

- Germaine Greer

“ The most threatened group in human societies as in animal societies is the unmated male: the unmated male is more likely to wind up in prison or in an asylum or dead than his mated counterpart. He is less likely to be promoted at work and he is considered a poor credit risk. ”

- Germaine Greer

“ There has come into existence, chiefly in America, a breed of men who claim to be feminists. They imagine that they have understood "what women want" and that they are capable of giving it to them. They help with the dishes at home and make their own coffee in the office, basking the while in the refulgent consciousness of virtue… ”

- Germaine Greer
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