Germaine Greer

(1939 / Melbourne)

Germaine Greer Quotes

  • ''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 (b. 1939), Australian feminist writer. Sex and Destiny, ch. 1 (1984).
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  • ''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 (b. 1939), Australian feminist writer. Sex and Destiny, ch. 1 (1984).
  • ''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 (b. 1939), Australian feminist, writer. Sex and Destiny, ch. 3 (1984).
  • ''The management of fertility is one of the most important functions of adulthood.''
    Germaine Greer (b. 1939), Australian feminist writer. Sex and Destiny, ch. 2 (1984).
  • ''The sight of women talking together has always made men uneasy; nowadays it means rank subversion.''
    Germaine Greer (b. 1939), Australian feminist writer. "Summary," The Female Eunuch (1970).
  • ''Yet if a woman never lets herself go, how will she ever know how far she might have got? If she never takes off her high- heeled shoes, how will she ever know how far she could walk or how fast she could run?''
    Germaine Greer (b. 1939), Australian feminist writer. The Change: Women, Ageing and the Menopause, ch. 2 (1991).
  • ''Why not walk in the aura of magic that gives to the small things of life their uniqueness and importance? Why not befriend a toad today?''
    Germaine Greer (b. 1939), Australian feminist, writer. The Change: Women, Ageing and the Menopause, ch. 16 (1991).
  • ''The climacteric marks the end of apologizing. The chrysalis of conditioning has once for all to break and the female woman finally to emerge.''
    Germaine Greer (b. 1939), Australian feminist writer. The Change: Women, Ageing and the Menopause, ch. 17 (1991).
  • ''Older women can afford to agree that femininity is a charade, a matter of coloured hair, écru lace and whalebones, the kind of slap and tat that transvestites are in love with, and no more.''
    Germaine Greer (b. 1939), Australian feminist, writer. The Change: Women, Ageing and the Menopause, ch. 2 (1991).
  • ''The climacteric marks the end of apologizing. The chrysalis of conditioning has once for all to break and the female woman finally to emerge.''
    Germaine Greer (b. 1939), Australian feminist, writer. The Change: Women, Aging and the Menopause, ch. 17 (1991).

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