Germaine Greer

(1939 / Melbourne)

Germaine Greer Quotes

  • ''The misery of the middle-aged woman is a grey 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 (b. 1939), Australian feminist, writer. Introduction, The Change: Women, Ageing and the Menopause (1991).
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  • ''Sadism is the necessary outcome of the belief that one sex is passive and suffers sex at the hands of another. If we are to escape any of the hideous effects of this mythology, effects which include war and capital punishment, we must regain the power of the cunt.''
    Germaine Greer (b. 1939), Australian feminist writer. repr. In The Madwoman's Underclothes (1986). "Lady Love Your Cunt," Suck (London 1971).
  • ''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 (b. 1939), Australian feminist writer. "Love," The Female Eunuch (1970).
  • ''The tragedy of machismo is that a man is never quite man enough.''
    Germaine Greer (b. 1939), Australian feminist writer. article first published in Esquire (New York, Sept. 1971). My Mailer Problem, The Madwoman's Underclothes (1986).
  • ''The tragedy of machismo is that a man is never quite man enough.''
    Germaine Greer (b. 1939), Australian feminist writer. article first published in Esquire (New York, Sept. 1971). My Mailer Problem, The Madwoman's Underclothes (1986).
  • ''The tragedy of machismo is that a man is never quite man enough.''
    Germaine Greer (b. 1939), Australian feminist, writer. repr. In The Madwoman's Underclothes (1986). "My Mailer Problem," Esquire (New York, Sept. 1971).

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