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"Notwithstanding, if you are poor in the You Beaut country, it is your fault."

GERMAINE, GREER - Sun-Herald 23 January 1972

"The only causes of regret are laziness, outbursts of temper, hurting others, prejudice, jealousy and envy."

GERMAINE, GREER - The Female Eunuch

"Freedom is fragile and must be protected. To sacrifice it, even as a temporary measure, is to betray it. "

GERMAINE, GREER - The Female Eunuch

"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. "

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"All societies on the verge of death are masuline. A society can survive with only one man; no society can survive a shortage of women."

GERMAINE, GREER - Sex and Destiny

"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."

GERMAINE, GREER - The Change: Women, Aging and the Menopause

"Man made one grave mistake: in answer to vaguely reformist and humanitarian agitation he admitted women to politics and the professions. The conservatives who saw this as the undermining of our civilisation and the end of the state and marriage were right after all; it is time for the demolition to begin."

GERMAINE, GREER - The Female Eunuch

"As soon as we find ourselves working at being indispensable, rigging up a pattern of vulnerability in our loved ones, we know that our love has taken the socially sanctioned form of egotism."

GERMAINE, GREER - The Female Eunuch

"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."

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"The climacteric marks the end of apologising. The chrysalis of conditioning has once for all to break and the female woman finally to emerge."

GERMAINE, GERMAINE GREER - The Change: Women, Aging and the Menopause

"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 - The Female Eunuch

"The most threatened group in human societies as in animal societies is the unmated male: the unmated male is more likely to wind up in prison or in an asylum or dead than his mated counterpart. He is less likely to be promoted at work and he is considered a poor credit risk."

GERMAINE, GREER - Sex and Destiny

"Every time a man unburdens his heart to a stranger he reaffirms the love that unites humanity."

GERMAINE, GREER - The Female Eunuch

"The tragedy of machismo is that a man is never quite man enough."

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"Womanpower means the self determination of women, and that means all the baggage of paternalistic society will have to be thrown overboard."

GERMAINE, GREER - The Female Eunuch

"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 - The Female Eunuch

"Loneliness is never more cruel than when it is felt in close propinquity with someone who has ceased to communicate. "

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"You're only young once, but you can be immature forever. "

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"Woman... cannot be content with health and agility: she must make exorbitant efforts to appear something that never could exist without a diligent perversion of nature. Is it too much to ask that women be spared the daily struggle for superhuman beauty in order to offer it to the caresses of a subhumanly ugly mate?"

GERMAINE, GREER - The Female Eunuch

"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person. "

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"Act quickly, think slowly. "

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"Our life-style contains more Thanatos than Eros, for egotism, exploitation, deception, obsession and addiction have more place in us than eroticism, joy, generosity and spontaneity."

GERMAINE, GREER - The Female Eunuch

"I grew up thinking there was one unpardonable sin - to be boring.
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"One may not reach the dawn save by the path of the night. "

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