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Masculinity Quotes

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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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.
- Germaine Greer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sports do not build character.
They reveal it.
- Heywood Broun

All sports for all people.
- Pierre de Coubertin

Other sports play once a week but this sport is with us every day.
- Peter Ueberroth

I always turn to the sports pages first,
which records people's accomplishments.
The front page has nothing but man's failures.
- Earl Warren

Choose to adopt the attitude toward failure that sports teams do.
In each game, one team succeeds and one fails.
Then the next week they both get out and play again.
Life is also a game - with some successes and some failures.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am building a fire, and everyday I train,
I add more fuel.
At just the right moment, I light the match.
- Mia Hamm

If you think it's hard to meet new people,
try picking up the wrong golf ball.
- Jack Lemmon

Many baseball fans look upon an umpire as a sort of
necessary evil to the luxury of baseball,
like the odor that follows an automobile.
- Christy Mathewson

Champions keep playing until they get it right.
- Billie Jean King

Nobody's a natural.
You work hard to get good and then work to get better.
It's hard to stay on top.
- Paul Coffey

Half the lies they tell about me aren't true.
- Yogi Berra

Fans don't boo nobodies.
- Reggie Jackson

One man practicing sportsmanship is far better than a hundred teaching it.
- Knute Rockne

If a man watches three football games in a row,
he should be declared legally dead.
- Erma Bombeck

I don't want to play golf.
When I hit a ball, I want someone else to go chase it.
- Rogers Hornsby

Golf is a day spent in a round of strenuous idleness.
- William Wordsworth

If a tie is like kissing your sister,
losing is like kissing you grandmother with her teeth out.
- George Brett

Trying to sneak a fastball past Hank Aaron is like
trying to sneak the sunrise past a rooster.
- Joe Adcock

You know they're not going to lose 162 consecutive games.
- Harry Caray

Bulls do not win bull fights.
People do.
- Norman Ralph Augustine

I'd just as soon play tennis with the net down.
- Robert Frost

I play in the low 80s.
If it's any hotter than that, I won't play.
- Joe E. Lewis


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