„When I want my men to remember something important, to really make it stick, I give it to them double dirty.“
„Being blonde is definitely a different state of mind. I can't really put my finger on it, but the artifice of being blonde has some incredible sort of sexual connotation. Men really respond to it. I love blonde hair but it really does something different to you. I feel more grounded when I have dark hair, and I feel more ethereal when I have light hair. It's unexplainable. I also feel more Italian when my hair is dark. “
— Madonna American singer, songwriter, and actress 1958
„Men are all right for friends, but as soon as you marry them they turn into cranky old fathers, even the wild ones. They begin to tell you what's sensible and what's foolish, and want you to stick at home all the time. I prefer to be foolish when I feel like it, and be accountable to nobody.“
— Willa Cather, My Ántonia
My Antonia (1918), Book III, Ch. 4
„But you knew them to be evil men—”
“Was I to join them therefore? To let their acts rule my own? I will not make their choices for them, nor will I let them make mine for me!“
— Ursula K. Le Guin American writer 1929 - 2018
Earthsea Books, The Farthest Shore (1972), Chapter 4, "Magelight" (Arren and Ged)
„If you give me six lines written by the hand of the most honest of men, I will find something in them which will hang him.“
— Cardinal Richelieu French clergyman, noble and statesman 1585 - 1642
Disputed, Qu'on me donne six lignes écrites de la main du plus honnête homme, j'y trouverai de quoi le faire pendre. As quoted in The Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations (1896) by Jehiel K̀eeler Hoyt, p. 763 Édouard Fournier, in L'Espirit dans l'Historie (1867), 3rd edition, Ch. 51, p. 260, disputes the traditional attribution, and suggests various agents of Richelieu might have been the actual author. David Hackett Fischer, in Champlain's Dream (2009), Simon & Schuster, p. 704, n. 14, says it's a paraphrase of Quintilian and there is no source closer to Richelieu than Francoise Bertaut's Memoires pour servir à l'histoire d'Anne d'Autriche.
„My men don't dig foxholes. I don't want them to. Foxholes only slow up an offensive. Keep moving. And don't give the enemy time to dig one either.“
— George S. Patton United States Army general 1885 - 1945
Speech to the Third Army (1944), Context: When a man is lying in a shell hole, if he just stays there all day, a German will get to him eventually. The hell with that idea. The hell with taking it. My men don't dig foxholes. I don't want them to. Foxholes only slow up an offensive. Keep moving. And don't give the enemy time to dig one either. We'll win this war, but we'll win it only by fighting and by showing the Germans that we've got more guts than they have; or ever will have. We're not going to just shoot the sons-of-bitches, we're going to rip out their living Goddamned guts and use them to grease the treads of our tanks. We're going to murder those lousy Hun cocksuckers by the bushel-fucking-basket. War is a bloody, killing business. You've got to spill their blood, or they will spill yours. Rip them up the belly. Shoot them in the guts. When shells are hitting all around you and you wipe the dirt off your face and realize that instead of dirt it's the blood and guts of what once was your best friend beside you, you'll know what to do!
„I wanted to be a boy when I was growing up because I was in love with all of the male dancers I knew and they were all gay. And I thought, Well, if I was a boy, they'd love me. So I got into role-playing then. That's where it began. I remember when I was still in high school, I had cut my hair off really short, and I was totally anorexic - I had no boobs - and I would dress like a boy and go to gay clubs and my goal was to trick men into thinking I was a boy.“
— Madonna American singer, songwriter, and actress 1958
Ray Of Light, The Guardian, 1999-12-01 http://www.theguardian.com/theobserver/1999/dec/12/life1.lifemagazine1,
„There are so many misunderstandings in life. I once caused a scandal by saying I lived with two men […] I didn't mean it in a sexual sense […] I was just too dirty to clean my act up.“
— Charlotte Rampling British actress 1946
Earl Wilson, Idaho falls, Post-Register (18 March 1974).
„I ask for your indulgence when I march out quotations. This is the double syndrome of men who write for a living and men who are over forty. The young smoke pot — we inhale from our Bartlett's.“
— Rod Serling American screenwriter 1924 - 1975
Other, Speech at Moorpark College, Moorpark, California (December 3, 1968).
„We're going to give men what they really want to see on TV. Monkeys, midgets, beer drinking and women jumping on trampolines.“
— Jimmy Kimmel American talk show host and comedian 1967
On the start of The Man Show — reported in Walt Belcher (June 13, 1999) "Wise guys Corolla, Kimmel revel in new 'Man Show'", The Tampa Tribune, p. 4.
„There are men who astonish and delight, men who instruct and guide. Some men's words I remember so well that I must often use them to express my thought. Yes, because I perceive that we have heard the same truth, but they have heard it better.“
— Ralph Waldo Emerson American philosopher, essayist, and poet 1803 - 1882
1880s, Lectures and Biographical Sketches (1883), Character
— Brigitte Bardot French model, actor, singer and animal rights activist 1934
„There are tough men but let me tell you I know from experience that really dangerous men have no pity. I'm not an unreasonable man but if you are a man and you take a liberty with me or cross me, then believe what I say: When it comes to retribution I have no pity or conscience. If that makes me the devil, then the devil I am, but I haven't got horns sticking out of my head or cloven hooves and a tail but if you're unlucky enough to have me come after you, beware cos hell's coming with me.“
— Roy Shaw
„When a woman wants to do something on her own way, she is criticized, dubbed as a rebel. I (too) was stated an arrogant. However, I stuck to my guns and today I am at this place. We have to fight in order to move forward in this men's world.“
— Sania Mirza Indian tennis player 1986
In: PTI "Sania for change of attitude towards women in sports"