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Masculinity Quotes

These Motivational Quotes about Masculinity are dedicated to your career and personal success in life.

Masculinity is not something given to you,
but something you gain.
And you gain it by winning small battles with honor.
- Norman Mailer

We'll never solve the feminization of power until we
solve the masculinity of wealth.
- Gloria Steinem

Because there is very little honor left in American life,
there is a certain built-in tendency to destroy masculinity in American men.
- Norman Mailer

If we're talking about masculinity and tenderness,
I don't look at Clinton.
- Aaron Eckhart

 

Boxing is a celebration of the lost religion of masculinity
all the more trenchant for its being lost.
- Joyce Carol Oates

To me the definition of true masculinity -
and femininity,
too - is being able to lay in your own skin comfortably.
- Vincent D'Onofrio

Like a French poem is life; being only perfect in structure
when with the masculine rhymes mingled the feminine are.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


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Feminine virtue is nothing but a convenient masculine invention.
- Ninon de Lenclos

Thrillers have been traditionally very masculine books;
the women characters often rather decorative.
- Ken Follett

Composing a piece of music is very feminine.
It is sensitive, emotional, contemplative.
By comparison, doing housework is positively masculine.
- Barbara Kolb

It would be difficult for me not to conclude that the
most perfect type of masculine beauty is Satan,
as portrayed by Milton.
- Charles Baudelaire

Once, power was considered a masculine attribute.
In fact, power has no sex.
- Katharine Graham

Men weren't really the enemy - they were fellow victims
suffering from an outmoded masculine mystique that
made them feel unnecessarily inadequate when there were no bears to kill.
- Betty Friedan

I have no objection to a man being a man,
however masculine that may be.
- Agnes Smedley

A lot of times I can across as too masculine to men,
and they couldn't handle me, they stayed away.
- Brenda Holloway

Debate is masculine, conversation is feminine.
- Amos Bronson Alcott

I love young men, lots of them, your ancient masculine double standard.
- Vera Miles

If any human being is to reach full maturity both the
masculine and feminine sides of the personality must
be brought up into consciousness.
- M. Esther Harding

What is most beautiful in virile men is something feminine;
what is most beautiful in feminine women is something masculine.
- Susan Sontag

I have no right to beauty.
I had been condemned to masculine ugliness.
- Renee Vivien

Fighting is essentially a masculine idea;
a woman's weapon is her tongue.
- Hermione Gingold

Wit is a weapon.
Jokes are a masculine way of inflicting superiority.
But humor is the pursuit of a gentle grin,
usually in solitude.
- Frank Muir

Maybe I'm too masculine.
Casting directors cast in their own,
or an idealized image.
Maybe I don't look like anybody's ideal.
- Charles Bronson

Nothing is either all masculine or all feminine except having sex.
- Marlo Thomas

If we do no mean that God is male when we use masculine pronouns and imagery,
then why should there be any objections to using female
imagery and pronouns as well?
- Carol P. Christ

Dirt makes a man look masculine.
Let your hair blow in the wind, and all that.
It's OK.
All you have to do is look neat when you have to look neat.
- Hedy Lamarr

Women's liberation is the liberation of the feminine
in the man and the masculine in the woman.
- Corita Kent

Sports nurtures dreams of achieving self confidence
and masculine striving for the skinny kid watching
a boxer dance around the ring with sublime ease.
- Armstrong Williams

Of the many forms of false culture, a premature converse
with abstractions is perhaps the most likely to prove
fatal to the growth of a masculine vigour of intellect.
- George Boole

Why does everyone cling to the masculine imagery and
pronouns even though they are a mere linguistic device
that has never meant that God is male?
- Carol P. Christ

Feminine passion is to masculine as an epic is to an epigram.
- Karl Kraus

A masculine education cannot spare from professional
study and the necessary acquisition of languages,
the time and attention which I have bestowed on the
compositions of my countrymen.
- Anne Seward

Purity is the feminine, truth the masculine of honor.
- David Hare

All societies on the verge of death are masculine.
A society can survive with only one man;
no society will survive a shortage of women.
- Germaine Greer

Lesbians are likely to be drawn to stand-up,
if only because it's cheaper to produce and therefore
more accessible for women.
But the very form of stand-up is masculine.
- Kate Clinton

Androgyny refers to a specific way of joining the 'masculine'
and 'feminine' aspects of a single human being.
- June Singer

Ideally, people find mates with whom they can express
both their masculine and feminine sides.
- Scott Bakula

The earth is ready, the time is ripe,
for the authoritative expression of the feminine as
well as the masculine interpretation of that common
social consensus which is slowly writing justice in
the State and fraternity in the social order.
- Anna Garlin Spencer

Male and female represent the two sides of the great radical dualism.
But in fact they are perpetually passing into one another.
Fluid hardens to solid, solid rushes to fluid.
There is no wholly masculine man, no purely feminine woman.
- Margaret Fuller

It would be futile to attempt to fit women into a masculine pattern of attitudes,
skills and abilities and disastrous to force them to
suppress their specifically female characteristics
and abilities by keeping up the pretense that there
are no differences between the sexes.
- Arianna Huffington

At no point do I wish to be in conflict with any man or masculine thought.
It doesn't enter my consciousness.
Art is anonymous.
It's not competitive with men.
It's a complementary contribution.
- Barbara Hepworth

There's nothing masculine about being competitive.
There's nothing masculine about trying to be the best at everything you do,
nor is there anything wrong with it.
I don't know why a female athlete has to defend her
femininity just because she chooses to play sports.
- Rebecca Lobo

Curiosity, n. An objectionable quality of the female mind.
The desire to know whether or not a woman is cursed
with curiosity is one of the most active and insatiable
passions of the masculine soul.
- Ambrose Bierce

Dance with a girl three times, and if you like the
light of her eye and the tone of voice with which she,
breathless, answers your little questions about horseflesh
and music about affairs masculine and feminine,
then take the leap in the dark.
- Anthony Trollope

Has feminism made us all more conscious? I think it has.
Feminist critiques of anthropological masculine bias
have been quite important,
and they have increased my sensitivity to that kind of issue.
- Clifford Geertz

The most casual examination will reveal the fact that
all the jokes about the horrible results of masculine
cooking and sewing are written by men.
It is all part of a great scheme of sex propaganda.
- Heywood Broun

You know, God, the power that makes life,
whatever it is, had just to make two things,
masculine and feminine, for all this mischief.
And made them so there is this entirely different point
of view about love and sex.
- Beatrice Wood

Words are beautiful but restricted.
They're very masculine, with a compact frame.
But voice is over the dark, the place where there's nothing to hang on:
it comes from a part of yourself that simply knows,
expresses itself, and is.
- Jeff Buckley

As regards the individual nature, woman is defective and misbegotten,
for the active power of the male seed tends to the
production of a perfect likeness in the masculine sex;
while the production of a woman comes from defect in the active power.
- Thomas Aquinas

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Obstacles are like wild animals.
They are cowards but they will bluff you if they can.
If they see you are afraid of them...
they are liable to spring upon you;
but if you look them squarely in the eye,
they will slink out of sight.
- Orison Swett Marden

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

Opportunity is missed by most people
because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
- Thomas Edison

Success has a simple formula:
do your best, and people may like it.
- Sam Ewing

Women are like teabags.
We don't know our true strength
until we are in hot water!
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Football is like life - it requires perseverance,
self-denial, hard work, sacrifice,
dedication and respect for authority.
- Vince Lombardi

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

Anger is like a thorn in the heart.
- Yiddish Proverb

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

Leaders aren't born they are made.
And they are made just like anything else, through hard work.
And that's the price we'll have to pay
to achieve that goal, or any goal.
- Vince Lombardi

Like a bird in flight, your life can soar
above the troubles of the world.
Breathe deep, choose, and break the shackles of your past.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Find a job you like and you add five days to every week.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

If I try to be like him, who will be like me?
- Yiddish proverb

Minds are like parachutes.
They only function when they are open.
- James Dewar

Yesterday is like a dung heap;
you can complain about the smell,
or you can use it to fertilize tomorrow's garden.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The greatest lovers are like twin blooms,
each reflecting the passion and the glory of the other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A person without a sense of humor
is like a wagon without springs.
It's jolted by every pebble on the road.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Like an Eagle, May You Always Soar
High Above the Troubles of the World.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

This time, like all times, is a very good one,
if we but know what to do with it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Work like you don't need the money.
Love like you've never been hurt.
Dance like nobody's watching.
- Satchel Paige


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