„M: I don't have relationships at all. It's out of the question.
M: Partly because I was always attracted to men or women who were never attracted to me. And I was never attracted to women or men who were attracted to me. So that's the problem. I've never met the right person.“
„Why are women wearing perfumes that smell like flowers to attract men? Men don't like flowers. I have a great idea for a scent that will attract men — how about "New Car Interior"?“
— Rita Rudner American comedian 1953
Essay 16: "Flirting with Success", p. 61
„I had crushes on women — actually I loved charismatic, extreme people, women or men. By high school I was saying I must be a lesbian, because if you are attracted to women, you're a lesbian. I was also attracted to men, but I didn't get along with men.“
— Camille Paglia American writer 1947
„Men learn to love the woman they are attracted to. Women learn to become attracted to the man they fall in love with.“
— Woody Allen American screenwriter, director, actor, comedian, author, playwright, and musician 1935
„There is a growing strength in women but it's in the forehead, not the forearm. Men will always be attracted to women with nice soft arms and a fleshy bosom.“
— Beverly Sills opera soprano 1929 - 2007
As quoted in TIME Vol. 120 (1982)
„Men and women in their mutual attraction are driven to the very emptiness they are trying to avoid.“
— Subhash Kak Indian computer scientist 1947
Recursionism and Reality, 2002.
„Most women’s ideal is to not be sexual until nine conditions are met: physical attraction; respect; emotional compatibility; intelligence; singleness; success (or potential ); being asked out; being paid for; and the man risking rejection by initiating the first kiss…. Men want sex as long as only one condition is met—physical attraction.“
— Warren Farrell author, spokesperson, expert witness, political candidate 1943
„Like many of her sex, Sophie was fiercely competitive with other women, working on the crackpot theory that if she could be better in some way, men would like her more, respect her. Make her happy. She never cottoned on that the men she was attracted to, the men who found her attractive, didn’t like women.“
— Craig Ferguson Scottish-born American television host, stand-up comedian, writer, actor, director, author, producer and voice artist 1962
„Only stupid men trying to seem smart need to be with dumb women. Only weak men trying to look strong are attracted to compliant women.“
— Orson Scott Card, First Meetings in Ender's Universe
— Blaise Pascal French mathematician, physicist, inventor, writer, and Christian philosopher 1623 - 1662
Context: All men are almost led to believe not of proof, but by attraction. This way is base, ignoble, and irrelevant; every one therefore disavows it. Each one professes to believe and even to love nothing but what he knows to be worthy of belief and love.