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"Loneliness is never more cruel than when it is felt in close propinquity with someone who has ceased to communicate." Germaine Greer
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"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." Germaine Greer
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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." Germaine Greer
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"The essence of pleasure is spontaneity" Germaine Greer
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"Loneliness is never more cruel than when it is felt in close propinquity with someone who has ceased to communicate" Germaine Greer
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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." Germaine Greer
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"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
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"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 civilization and the end of the state and marriage were right after all; it is time for the demolition to begin." Germaine Greer
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"The misery of the middle-aged woman is a gray and hopeless thing, born of having nothing to live for, of disappointment and resentment at having been gypped by consumer society, and surviving merely to be the butt of its unthinking scorn." Germaine Greer
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"It is in our interests to let the police and their employers go on believing that the Underground is a conspiracy, because it increases their paranoia and their inability to deal with what is really happening. As long as they look for ringleaders and documents they will miss their mark, which is that proportion of every personality which belongs in the Underground." Germaine Greer
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"Human beings have an inalienable right to invent themselves." Germaine Greer
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"The tragedy of machismo is that a man is never quite man enough." Germaine Greer
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"Every time a man unburdens his heart to a stranger he reaffirms the love that unites humanity." Germaine Greer
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"She became the character she was playing in an Ibsen play; she'd stalk around with grey hair. She was also the meanest woman in the world." Germaine Greer
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"After thirty years of feminism there is vastly more pornography disseminated more widely than ever before." Germaine Greer
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"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
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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
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"Human beings have an inalienable right to invent themselves; when that right is pre-empted it is called brain-washing." Germaine Greer
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"Women are reputed never to be disgusted. The sad fact is that they often are, but not with men; following the lead of men, they are most often disgusted with themselves." Germaine Greer
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"Maybe I couldn't make it. Maybe I don't have a pretty smile, good teeth, nice tits, long legs, a cheeky ass, a sexy voice. Maybe I don't know how to handle men and increase my market value, so that the rewards due to the feminine will accrue to me. Then again, maybe I'm sick of the masquerade. I'm sick of pretending eternal youth. I'm sick of belying my own intelligence, my own will, my own sex. I'm sick of peering at the world through false eyelashes, so everything I see is mixed with a shadow of bought hairs; I'm sick of weighting my head with a dead mane, unable to move my neck freely, terrified of rain, of wind, of dancing too vigorously in case I sweat into my lacquered curls. I'm sick of the Powder Room. I'm sick of pretending that some fatuous male's self-important pronouncements are the objects of my undivided attention, I'm sick of going to films and plays when someone else wants to, and sick of having no opinions of my own about either. I'm sick of being a transvestite. I refuse to be a female impersonator. I am a woman, not a castrate." Germaine Greer
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"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." Germaine Greer
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