101 Total Quotes

Germaine Greer Quotes

Germaine Greer
Freedom is fragile and must be protected. To sacrifice it, even as a temporary measure, is to betray it.
Germaine Greer
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Germaine Greer
Perhaps catastrophe is the natural human environment, and even though we spend a good deal of energy trying to get away from it, we are programmed for survival amid catastrophe.
Germaine Greer
#Quotes #Energy

Germaine Greer
Security is when everything is settled. When nothing can happen to you. Security is the denial of life.
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#Quotes #Denial

Germaine Greer
What we ought to see in the agonies of puberty is the result of the conditioning that maims the female personality in creating the feminine.
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The surest guide to the correctness of the path that women take is joy in the struggle. Revolution is the festival of the oppressed.
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#Quotes #Joy

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Love, love, love -- all the wretched cant of it, masking egotism, lust, masochism, fantasy under a mythology of sentimental postures, a welter of self-induced miseries and joys, blinding and masking the essential personalities in the frozen gestures of courtship, in the kissing and the dating and the desire, the compliments and the quarrels which vivify its barrenness.
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#Love #Sad Love #Sad Break Up Love #Egotism

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Evolution is what it is. The upper classes have always died out; it's one of the most charming things about them.
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#Quotes #Charming

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The essence of pleasure is spontaneity
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#Pleasure

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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.
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#Authorities

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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?
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Germaine Greer
Loneliness is never more cruel than when it is felt in close propinquity with someone who has ceased to communicate
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#Loneliness

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I have always been principally interested in men for sex. I've always thought any sane woman would be a lover of women because loving men is such a mess. I have always wished I'd fall in love with a woman. Damn.
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#Quotes #Men

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Man is jealous because of his amour propre; woman is jealous because of her lack of it.
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#Quotes #Man

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You're only young once, but you can be immature forever.
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Germaine Greer
Revolution is the festival of the oppressed
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#Revolution

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. I wouldn't have missed it for the world.
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#Age And Aging #Eyes

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The house wife is an unpaid employee in her husband's house in return for the security of being a permanent employee
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#Security

Germaine Greer
After centuries of conditioning of the female into the condition of perpetual girlishness called femininity, we cannot remember what femaleness is. Though feminists have been arguing for years that there is a self-defining female energy, and a female libido that is not expressed merely in response to demands by the male, and a female way of being and of experiencing the world, we are still not close to understanding what it might be. Yet every mother who has held a girl child in her arms has known that she was different from a boy child and that she would approach the reality around her in a different way. She is a female and she will die female, and though many centuries should pass, archaeologists would identify her skeleton as the remains of a female creature.
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#Gender

Germaine Greer
Freud is the father of psychoanalysis. It has no mother.
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