Germaine Greer

(1939 / Melbourne)

Germaine Greer Quotes

  • ''Developing the muscles of the soul demands no competitive spirit, no killer instinct, although it may erect pain barriers that the spiritual athlete must crash through.''
    Germaine Greer (b. 1939), Australian feminist writer. The Change: Women, Aging and the Menopause, ch. 2 (1991).
    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • ''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.''
    Germaine Greer (b. 1939), Australian feminist writer. The Female Eunuch, "Egotism," (1970).
  • ''Women have very little idea of how much men hate them.''
    Germaine Greer (b. 1939), Australian feminist writer. The Female Eunuch, "Loathing and Disgust," (1970).
  • ''Freud is the father of psychoanalysis. It had no mother.''
    Germaine Greer (b. 1939), Australian feminist writer. The Female Eunuch, "The Psychological Sell," (1970).
  • ''If you think you are emancipated, you might consider the idea of tasting your menstrual blood—if it makes you sick, you've a long way to go, baby.''
    Germaine Greer (b. 1939), Australian feminist writer. The Female Eunuch, "The Wicked Womb," (1970).
  • ''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.''
    Germaine Greer (b. 1939), Australian feminist writer. The Female Eunuch, "Egotism," (1970).
  • ''If you think you are emancipated, you might consider the idea of tasting your menstrual blood—if it makes you sick, you've a long way to go, baby.''
    Germaine Greer (b. 1939), Australian feminist writer. The Female Eunuch, "The Wicked Womb," (1970).
  • ''The surest guide to the correctness of the path that women take is joy in the struggle. Revolution is the festival of the oppressed.''
    Germaine Greer (b. 1939), Australian feminist writer. The Female Eunuch, "Revolution," (1970).
  • ''Women are reputed never to be disgusted. The sad fact is that they often are, but not with men; following the lead of men, they are most often disgusted with themselves.''
    Germaine Greer (b. 1939), Australian feminist writer. The Female Eunuch, "Loathing and Disgust," (1970).
  • ''Every time a man unburdens his heart to a stranger he reaffirms the love that unites humanity.''
    Germaine Greer (b. 1939), Australian feminist writer. "The Ideal," The Female Eunuch (1970).

Read more quotations »
[Report Error]