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Masculinity quotes by Alana Massey
#1. They know too well the violent hypnosis of those who hope to possess them-- men who can smell the blood on the places where a woman is breaking. #Quote by Alana Massey
Masculinity quotes by Reni Eddo-Lodge
#2. To believe in emasculation, you have to believe that masculinity is about power, and strength, and dominance. These traits are supposed to be great in men, but they're very unattractive in women. Especially angry black ones. Women in general aren't supposed to be angry. Women are expected to smile, swallow our feelings and be self-sacrificial. Bossy is ugly, and of course, the worst thing a woman could ever be is ugly. As black women, our blackness already situates us further along the ugliness scale. God forbid we be fat. #Quote by Reni Eddo-Lodge
Masculinity quotes by Euny Hong
#3. Basically, Koreans are the Marlboro Men of Asia. #Quote by Euny Hong
Masculinity quotes by Norman Mailer
#4. Masculinity is not something given to you, but something you gain. And you gain it by winning small battles with honor. #Quote by Norman Mailer
Masculinity quotes by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
#5. It is a pity that we cannot persuade all ministers to be men, for it is hard to see how other was they can be truly men of God. #Quote by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Masculinity quotes by C.J. Archer
#6. Flirting with the maids now, are we?" Edward said, pouring ale from the jug into the tankards. "Merely reminding myself of my masculinity. Being the dandy can shake it's foundations on occasion." "Dinner with Lynden being one of those occasions?" Hughe accepted the tankard with a grunt. "Next time he makes eyes at me, I'll thank you not to laugh."

-Monk & Hughe #Quote by C.J. Archer
Masculinity quotes by Katee Robert
#7. It's okay if you're intimidated by my overwhelming masculinity. I promise to take good care of you."
"How sweet of you. But let's be honest. I'd ruin you for other women, and I'm just too nice to do that to an adorable thing like you. #Quote by Katee Robert
Masculinity quotes by Clarence Clemons
#8. It's love. It's two men - two strong, very virile men - finding that space in life where they can let go enough of their masculinity to feel the passion of love and respect and trust, #Quote by Clarence Clemons
Masculinity quotes by Norman Mailer
#9. Because there is very little honor left in American life, there is a certain built-in tendency to destroy masculinity in American men. #Quote by Norman Mailer
Masculinity quotes by Bo Burnham
#10. I do think that stand-up comedy in general heavily favors masculinity and so I like to act a little feminine onstage. #Quote by Bo Burnham
Masculinity quotes by Marjorie M. Liu
#11. I am not a total pervert. Although, to be honest, consider the night we've been having. First handcuffs, and
now this? Way more kinky than I expected."
"Please," M'cal said. "Do not talk."
"You like the strong and silent type, huh?"
"If you do not shut up, I will kill you with my voice."
"I love it when you talk dirty."
"Fine. Which would you prefer to lose first? Your soul or your testicles?"
"You know, you're just a bit obsessed with chopping off balls. Do you have issues with your masculinity? #Quote by Marjorie M. Liu
Masculinity quotes by Jude Morgan
#12. Anne's is a world very like this one, and you can move about in it with familiarity - but not freedom: it is a place of rigorous consequence, where the weak have to give way to the strong, where her governess heroine Agnes must walk as best she can in the cold shade of money and masculinity. #Quote by Jude Morgan
Masculinity quotes by J.D. Vance
#13. I learned little else about what masculinity required of me other than drinking beer and screaming at a woman when she screamed at you. In the end, the only lesson that took was that you can't depend on people. "I learned that men will disappear at the drop of a hat," Lindsay [his half-sister] once said. "They don't care about their kids; they don't provide; they just disappear, and it's not that hard to make them go. #Quote by J.D. Vance
Masculinity quotes by Grayson Perry
#14. Men's rights

The right to be vulnerable
The right to be weak
The right to be wrong
The right to be intuitive
The right not to know
The right to be uncertain
The right to be flexible
The right not to be ashamed by any of these #Quote by Grayson Perry
Masculinity quotes by Thomas Van Nortwick
#15. our contemporary ideas about manliness, reflected in action movies and westerns, generally prohibit so-called real men from displaying high emotion, with the exception of anger. John Wayne doesn't cry. By contrast, Achilles, the epitome of manliness in Homer's Iliad, weeps openly and at length over the loss of his friend Patroclus. #Quote by Thomas Van Nortwick
Masculinity quotes by Anne Frank
#16. Poor Peter, he needs to be loved so much!
It sounded so cold when he said he didn't need any friends. Oh, he's so wrong! I don't think he means it. He clings to his masculinity, his solitude and his feigned indif- ference so he can maintain his role, so he'll never, ever have to show his feelings. #Quote by Anne Frank
Masculinity quotes by Riley Redgate
#17. Man up. What a cleverly disguised way to say shut up. Shut up, or fight back, or you deserved what you got.

Everything was growing clearer. So this was why guys had such an issue backing down - why Mama fought for the last word in every argument, why Erik wanted revenge for every prank, why Isaac said sorry like it was brine on his tongue. I finally understood it. #Quote by Riley Redgate
Masculinity quotes by Eve Ensler
#18. Well, the tyranny of masculinity and the tyranny of patriarchy I think has been much more deadly to men than it has to women. It hasn't killed our hearts. It's killed men's hearts. It's silenced them; it's cut them off. #Quote by Eve Ensler
Masculinity quotes by Lorna Jowett
#19. Thus angel embodies neatly the idea that "the muscular body functions as a powerful symbol of desire and lack." Angel is manly but not a man, and his display of masculinity points to the ambivalences that surround gender. #Quote by Lorna Jowett
Masculinity quotes by Starhawk
#20. Patriarchy values the hard over the soft; the tough over the tender; punishment, vengeance, and vindictiveness over compassion, negotiation, and reconciliation. The 'hard' qualities are linked to power, success, and masculinity - and exalted. The 'soft' qualities are identified with weakness, powerlessness, and femininity - and denigrated. #Quote by Starhawk
Masculinity quotes by Marta Hillers
#21. These days I keep noticing how my feelings towards men - and the feelings of all the other women - are changing. We feel sorry for them; they seem so miserable and powerless. The weaker sex. Deep down we women are experiencing a kind of collective disappointment. The Nazi world - ruled by men, glorifying the strong man - is beginning to crumble, and with it the myth of "Man". In earlier wars men could claim that the privilege of killing and being killed for the fatherland was theirs and theirs alone. Today, we women, too, have a share. That has transformed us, emboldened us. Among the many defeats at the end of this war is the defeat of the male sex. #Quote by Marta Hillers
Masculinity quotes by J. Lynn
#22. In the comedy department, I have the latest Vince Vaughn and Will Ferrell movies. For action, I have a James Bond flick and another where a bunch of shit blows up. And I have The Notebook."

I whipped around, almost dropping the silverware. "The Notebook? You own The Notebook?"

Cam stared at me blankly. "What's wrong with that?"

"Oh, nothing is wrong with that. Its just such a… uh, chick flick."

"I'm confident enough in my masculinity and sexuality that I can say that Ryan Gosling is just dreamy in this movie."

My jaw hit the floor. #Quote by J. Lynn
Masculinity quotes by Alana Massey
#23. Boys often have permission to become men without the forfeiture of their desirability. And so these men write stories that grasp at girls who are ghosts twice over: first by being dead and second by being shallow shadows of actual girls, the assorted fragments of men's aging imaginations rather than the deep and dimensioned creatures that real girls are. #Quote by Alana Massey
Masculinity quotes by Sheila Jeffreys
#24. The bonding of women that is woman-loving, or Gyn/affection, is very different from male bonding. Male bonding has been the glue of male dominance. It has been based upon recognition of the difference men see between themselves and women, and is a form of the behaviour, masculinity, that creates and maintains male power ... Male comradeship/bonding depends upon energy drained from women. #Quote by Sheila Jeffreys
Masculinity quotes by Tracy Letts
#25. Women are beautiful when they're young, and not after. Men can still preserve their sex appeal well into old age ... Some men can maintain, if they embrace it ... cragginess, weary masculinity. Women just get old and fat and wrinkly. #Quote by Tracy Letts
Masculinity quotes by Truman Capote
#26. I have an extremely strong, masculine mind and a feminine sensibility level, which is kind of an unusual combination. Both men and women tell me things and I can relate on two levels simultaneously. #Quote by Truman Capote
Masculinity quotes by Delicious David
#27. Embracing you against the chest,
Pressing dicks in each other,
Sucking your pinkish lips
Titillating balls with love
Kissing your body with my dick
Pressing against the tightest hole of your ass
Making you suck my dick with utmost pleasure
Inebriating in youthfulness
Soaking in desire of sex
Sucking dick in the fun
Oh! My Ethan, come,
Satisfy the thirst of my masculinity
Make every evening flavorsome and young nights colorful #Quote by Delicious David
Masculinity quotes by C.J. Roberts
#28. His touch was simple, but specific, meant to show me he could be like a lover, gentle, intimate, but also that he was a man unaccustomed to hearing the word no. Yes. I understood. He was a man, and I? I was nothing but a girl, not even a woman. I was meant to fall at his feet and worship at the altar of his masculinity, grateful that he'd deigned to acknowledge me. All this, from a simple touch. #Quote by C.J. Roberts
Masculinity quotes by Pope John Paul II
#29. The sacraments infuse holiness into the terrain of man's humanity: they penetrate the soul and body, the femininity and masculinity of the personal subject, with the power of holiness. #Quote by Pope John Paul II
Masculinity quotes by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
#30. Those "feminine charms" we are so fond of are not feminine at all, but mere reflected masculinity - developed to please us because they had to please us, and in no way essential to the real fulfillment of their great process. But #Quote by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Masculinity quotes by April Cassidy
#31. Male domination - where a husband forcefully asserts dominance in physically, emotionally, or spiritually abusive ways and treats his wife harshly without godly love - is a sinful distortion of male headship. A wife becoming slave-like is also a sinful distortion that undermines the value, dignity, beauty, and worth of a wife and warps the picture of what godly femininity is supposed to be. Male passivity is a sinful distortion of biblical masculinity that abandons God-given responsibility and accountability and endangers a man's wife and family. #Quote by April Cassidy
Masculinity quotes by Joe Rigney
#32. Christ is the ground of our masculinity. He took Adamic humanity into the grave with him, and emerged with a new way to be human, and a renewed way of being a man. #Quote by Joe Rigney
Masculinity quotes by Ta-Nehisi Coates
#33. The fear had precedent. Toward the end of the Civil War, having witnessed the effectiveness of the Union's 'colored troops,' a flailing Confederacy began considering an attempt to recruit blacks into its army. But in the nineteenth century, the idea of the soldier was heavily entwined with the notion of masculinity and citizenship. How could an army constituted to defend slavery, with all of its assumptions about black inferiority, turn around and declare that blacks were worthy of being invited into Confederate ranks? As it happened, they could not. 'The day you make a soldier of them is the beginning of the end of our revolution,' observed Georgia politician Howell Cobb. 'And if slaves seem good soldiers, then our whole theory of slavery is wrong.' There could be no win for white supremacy here. If blacks proved to be the cowards that 'the whole theory of slavery' painted them as, the battle would be lost. But much worse, should they fight effectively--and prove themselves capable of 'good Negro government'--then the larger war could never be won. #Quote by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Masculinity quotes by Kiese Laymon
#34. I knew, truth be told, that a present American man would likely teach me how to be a present American man. and I couldn't imagine how those teachings would have made me healthier or more generous. #Quote by Kiese Laymon
Masculinity quotes by Melia Keeton Digby
#35. Every day, boys receive one message about how to deal with emotions and that message is: don't. #Quote by Melia Keeton Digby
Masculinity quotes by Charles M. Blow
#36. I'm trying to illuminate how perilously narrow we draw the concepts of masculinity and sexuality in our male culture - particularly in black male culture - and to help people to see that there's room enough for everyone. #Quote by Charles M. Blow
Masculinity quotes by Elizabeth Hoyt
#37. The masculine voice was low but clear, capturing the senses, running along the back of her neck like a caress, making her shiver in delight. Artemis very much feared she was gaping. The Duke of Wakefield had a voice to make angels - or devils - weep. It wasn't the type of male voice currently admired - for the high, unnatural voice of the musico was the rage of London at the moment - but his was the sort of voice that would always seduce the ear. Sure and strong, with a vibrating masculinity on the low notes. She could sit and listen to a voice like this for hours. #Quote by Elizabeth Hoyt
Masculinity quotes by Bryan Callen
#38. I celebrate masculinity when I'm onstage. #Quote by Bryan Callen
Masculinity quotes by Jack Donovan
#39. The natural gods of men are other men, mythic or real, who embody manhood in men's eyes. #Quote by Jack Donovan
Masculinity quotes by Yuval Noah Harari
#40. Some of the cultural, legal and political disparities between men and women reflect the obvious biological differences between the sexes. Childbearing has always been women's job, because men don't have wombs. Yet around this hard universal kernel, every society accumulated layer upon layer of cultural ideas and norms that have little to do with biology. Societies associate a host of attributes with masculinity and femininity that, for the most part, lack a firm biological basis. #Quote by Yuval Noah Harari
Masculinity quotes by Melissa Cutler
#41. Hot damn, Diego Santero looked fine soaking wet. Everything about him radiated potent masculinity, from the slick, dark hair that drew emphasis to the angles of his cheeks and jaw, to the water beading off his forearms and the soaked black shirt and cargo pants that clung to every curve of muscle and flesh below. #Quote by Melissa Cutler
Masculinity quotes by Meryl Streep
#42. Some men can maintain cragginess and weary masculinity. Women just get old. #Quote by Meryl Streep
Masculinity quotes by Dean Koontz
#43. He's a man," Themla said.
"I guess that explains it."
"Hairy, Neanderthalic," Thelma said, "perpetually half-crazed from excessive levels of testosterone, plagued by racial memories of the lost glory of mammoth-hunting expeditions - they're all alike. #Quote by Dean Koontz
Masculinity quotes by Andrea Dworkin
#44. Men are rewarded for learning the practice of violence in virtually any sphere of activity by money, admiration, recognition, respect, and the genuflection of others honoring their sacred and proven masculinity. In male culture, police are heroic and so are outlaws; males who enforce standards are heroic and so are those who violate them. #Quote by Andrea Dworkin
Masculinity quotes by John Eldredge
#45. The scripture is filled with examples of genuine masculinity; you could mine David's story for probably a year by itself. And we have to get the masculinity of Jesus back. Not the pale-faced altar boy, but the man that made a weapon and cleared the temple, who boldly cast out demons and calmed the raging sea. #Quote by John Eldredge
Masculinity quotes by Macklemore
#46. Hip-hop was started as a very egocentric, testosterone, machismo-driven art form. The way that people are trying to take away that masculinity that is a such an intrinsical part of hip-hop music. #Quote by Macklemore
Masculinity quotes by Srividya Srinivasan
#47. May every man find the softest and most fragile expression of his personality with the right woman who would treasure and honour the beauty of his femininity and not misuse it and may all women find empowering and supportive men who would exult in her self expression and success without fear of being overshadowed by the power of her masculinity and in that beautiful new world, shall we enter as partners, equal and empowering, supporting and caring, vulnerable and strong. #Quote by Srividya Srinivasan
Masculinity quotes by Tina Packer
#48. [Talking about ancient Greece](...) the great institutions (...) were created by older males who then trained younger males. They all had a strong homoerotic element. (...) This thereby increased the "rightness" of masculinity, never mind that half the world was feminine. That other half was also interested in philosophy, the arts, the law, religion, and athletics, but they had this other task -bringing children to term and nurturing them through the early years of their lives. And doing it again and again. Not that this gave status to women. On the contrary, the man's seed made the child. A woman was simply the receptacle provided by nature to carry the child until it was ready to come out. (...) #Quote by Tina Packer
Masculinity quotes by Gloria Steinem
#49. When I'm talking to groups that are all men, we talk about how the masculine role limits them. They often want to talk about how they missed having real fathers, real loving, present fathers, because of the way that they tried to fit the picture of masculinity. #Quote by Gloria Steinem
Masculinity quotes by Mark Batterson
#50. Jesus Himself was untamed. #Quote by Mark Batterson
Masculinity quotes by Jaron Lanier
#51. The nerd flavor of masculinity has overwhelmed the macho kind in real-life power dynamics, and therefore in popular culture. #Quote by Jaron Lanier
Masculinity quotes by Bell Hooks
#52. Like many liberal men in the age of feminism, he believed women should have equal access to jobs and be given equal pay, but when it came to matters of home and heart he still believed caregiving was the female role. Like many men, he wanted a woman to be 'just like his mama' so that he did not have to do the work of growing up. #Quote by Bell Hooks
Masculinity quotes by Mark Driscoll
#53. The essence of masculinity is taking responsibility for yourself, then a wife, then children. These are the kinds of things the Bible says qualify a man to be a church leader.[198] Guys who don't do this act irresponsibly, take rather than give, and dump their responsibilities on others by virtue of their childish ways. This is why Jeremiah wrote, "It is good for a man to bear the yoke while he is young."[199] Men are like trucks: they drive straighter when carrying a load. #Quote by Mark Driscoll
Masculinity quotes by Grayson Perry
#54. I grew up with David Bowie, the patron saint of the boy in his bedroom who felt alienated by the male culture of his peers. #Quote by Grayson Perry
Masculinity quotes by Robyn Pennacchia
#55. Women are also rejected. Women also spend their teen years pining after dreamy boys who will never love them back. You don't see us going around murdering people over it. You don't see us setting up internet communities for the purpose of talking about how evil and shallow men are for not taking us to pound town. Women don't go around killing men who don't like them, because if you're a woman in this society, a boy not liking you is the least of your problems. It is nowhere near the shittiest thing you're going to be expected to "just deal with" in your life - one of those things being the fact that we are expected to "just deal with" how men are sometimes going to murder a bunch of people because they felt entitled to romantic attention from women. We are expected to "deal with" that, while never bringing up the terms "male privilege" or "male entitlement" or "toxic masculinity" and why those things so often lead to mass murder, on account of how that might really hurt the feelings of the men who have been gracious enough to not go on killing sprees. #Quote by Robyn Pennacchia
Masculinity quotes by Terry Crews
#56. You telling everyone what to do does not make you the boss. You doing everything you told yourself to do makes you the boss. #Quote by Terry Crews
Masculinity quotes by Stuart K. Weber
#57. The Warrior function is…unmistakable in Scripture…Within the epistles, the mature believing man is often described in militant terms–a warrior equipped to battle mighty enemies and shatter satanic strongholds.

The heart of the Warrior is a protective heart. The Warrior shields, defends, stands between, and guards…He invests himself in "the energy of self-disciplined, aggressive action." By Warrior I do not mean one who loves war or draws sadistic pleasure from fighting or bloodshed. There is a difference between a warrior and a brute. A warrior is a protector…Men stand tallest when they are protecting and defending. #Quote by Stuart K. Weber
Masculinity quotes by Camille Paglia
#58. A woman simply is, but a man must become. Masculinity is risky and elusive. It is achieved by a revolt from woman, and it is confirmed only by other men. #Quote by Camille Paglia
Masculinity quotes by Robert Jensen
#59. Those four effects described above - shaping a male-dominant view of sexuality, initiating victims, contributing to difficulty in separating sexual fantasy and reality, and providing a training manual for abusers - are at work just as much with men who have not engaged in activities that meet the legal definition of rape. Here we have to let go of a comforting illusion - that there is some clear line between men who rape and men who don't, between the bad guys and the good guys. #Quote by Robert Jensen
Masculinity quotes by Ernst Junger
#60. Certainly, a clear line must be preserved by strict discipline, and on the other hand the men must know that everything is done for them that hard times permit. On the top of that it follows that, among real men, what counts is deeds, not words; and then it comes of itself, when such are the relations between men and their leaders, that instead of opposition there is harmony between them. The leader is merely a clearer expression of the common will and an example of life and death. And there is no science in all this. It is a practical quality, the simple manly commonsense that is native to a sound and vigorous race. #Quote by Ernst Junger
Masculinity quotes by John Eldredge
#61. In the case of our fair maiden, we have overlooked two very crucial aspects to that myth. On the one hand, none of us ever really believed the sorcerer was real. We thought we could have the maiden without a fight. Honestly, most of us guys thought our biggest battle was asking her out. And second, we have not understood the tower and its relationship to her wound; the damsel is in distress. If masculinity has come under assault, femininity has been brutalized. Eve is the crown of creation, remember? She embodies the exquisite beauty and the exotic mystery of God in a way that nothing else in all creation even comes close to. And so she is the special target of the Evil One; he turns his most vicious malice against her. If he can destroy her or keep her captive, he can ruin the story. #Quote by John Eldredge
Masculinity quotes by Nyrae Dawn
#62. Only real men can pout without losing their masculinity. I have nothing to worry about there. ~What A Boy Wants #Quote by Nyrae Dawn
Masculinity quotes by Soraya Chemaly
#63. Boys who grow up seeing themselves everywhere as powerful and central just by virtue of being boys, often white, are critically impaired in many ways. It's a rude shock to many when things don't turn out the way they were told they should. It seems reasonable to suggest media misrepresentations like these contribute, in boys, to a heightened inability to empathize with others, a greater propensity to peg ambition to intrinsic qualities instead of effort and a failure to understand why rules apply or why accountability is a thing. It should mean something to parents that the teenagers with the highest likelihood of sexually assaulting a peer and feel no responsibility for their actions are young white boys from higher-income families. The real boy crisis we should be talking about is entitlement and outdated notions of masculinity, both of which are persistently responsible for leaving boys confused and unprepared for contemporary adulthood. #Quote by Soraya Chemaly
Masculinity quotes by Frank Pittman
#64. In colonial America, the father was the primary parent ... Over the past two hundred years, each generation of fathers has hadless authority than the last ... Masculinity ceased to be defined in terms of domestic involvement, skills at fathering and husbanding, but began to be defined in terms of making money. Men had to leave home to work. They stopped doing all the things they used to do. #Quote by Frank Pittman
Masculinity quotes by Sue Monk Kidd
#65. The core symbols we use for God represent what we take to be the highest good ... These symbols or images shape our worldview, our ethical system, and our social practice
how we relate to one another.
For instance, [Elizabeth A.] Johnson suggests that if a religion speaks about God as warrior, using militaristic language such as how "he crushes his enemies" and summoning people to become soldiers in God's army, then the people tend to become militaristic and aggressive.
Likewise, if the key symbol of God is that of a male king (without any balancing feminine imagery), we become a culture that values and enthrones men and masculinity. #Quote by Sue Monk Kidd
Masculinity quotes by Bryant McGill
#66. We need to begin to see hyper-masculinity as the disorder it is, and not as a strength. #Quote by Bryant McGill
Masculinity quotes by Brene Brown
#67. It doesn't matter if the group is a church or a gang or a sewing circle or masculinity itself, asking members to dislike, disown, or distance themselves from another group of people as a condition of 'belonging' is always about control and power. I think we have to question the intentions of any group that insists on disdain toward other people as a membership requirement. It may be disguised as belonging, but real belonging doesn't necessitate disdain. #Quote by Brene Brown
Masculinity quotes by Michael Thomas Ford
#68. I love that word. Gaydar. So clever."
"I'm afraid mine is broken," Burke said. "It never occurred to me that you were gay."
"It's because I'm teeming with masculinity," Gaither joked. #Quote by Michael Thomas Ford
Masculinity quotes by Linda Howard
#69. Sweeney: I can just see all you tough young soldiers cuddling together.
Richard: Not cuddling, huddling. There's a difference. #Quote by Linda Howard
Masculinity quotes by Frank Pittman
#70. Our father has an even more important function than modeling manhood for us. He is also the authority to let us relax the requirements of the masculine model: if our father accepts us, then that declares us masculine enough to join the company of men. We, in effect, have our diploma in masculinity and can go on to develop other skills. #Quote by Frank Pittman
Masculinity quotes by Bill Willingham
#71. Confession time: I doubt I would ever have picked up one of Marjorie's books, had I not met her in person. The reason is they're categorized as Romances, which is where they are shelved in bookstores. Though I have no justification for avoiding it, the romance section is an area in bookstores I seldom wander into. Her novels also have traditional-looking romance book covers, which are occasionally a bit off-putting to us mighty manly men.

Then again, who knows? I don't carry many biases where good storytelling is concerned. I'm willing to find it anywhere, as too many of my friends will attest, when I try to drag them to wonderful movies that they aren't eager to go to, simply because they fall under the chick-flick rubric. So, in any case, I'm glad I did meet Marjorie Liu in person, because it would have been a shame to miss out on the work of an author this talented due to whatever degree of cultural prejudices I might still possess. I trust you who read this won't make the same mistake. #Quote by Bill Willingham
Masculinity quotes by Bell Hooks
#72. Emotionally shut-down black males are often represented as epitomizing desirable masculinity. #Quote by Bell Hooks
Masculinity quotes by Ezra Taft Benson
#73. The stage, the screen, the novel, casual conversation, the street discussion, and too often the fireside intimacies are punctuated with blasphemy, to which may be added, as of the same nature, coarse, ribald jokes, foul stories, and low small talk. Some would have us believe that profanity is a sign of masculinity and emotion maturity. #Quote by Ezra Taft Benson
Masculinity quotes by Talismanist Giebra
#74. First, break free; then break through.
Dragons love to fly at the expanding edge of your world. #Quote by Talismanist Giebra
Masculinity quotes by Vivek Shraya
#75. I'm afraid of men because it was men who taught me to fear. I'm afraid of men because it was men who taught me to fear the word girl by turning it into a weapon they used to hurt me. I'm afraid of men because it was men who taught me to hate and eventually destroy my femininity. I'm afraid of men because it was men who taught me to fear the extraordinary parts of myself #Quote by Vivek Shraya
Masculinity quotes by Alan Cumming
#76. Sometimes with people I know, they're playing the hunky action guy and there's resistance to them coming out because it's so connected to straight masculinity. There's a plastic kind of movie star who has a very short shelf with very small kind of ambition. I see that but I still don't agree with it. #Quote by Alan Cumming
Masculinity quotes by Melia Keeton Digby
#77. As mothers raising sons, we have the power to change the trajectory of not only our own sons' lives, but also of the culture at large. #Quote by Melia Keeton Digby
Masculinity quotes by Mitch Kellaway
#78. The term "FTM-Butch Border War" just sounds like an alien land of yore. How is it that the gravitational pull of my beard and low-voice should hold [my lesbian friend's] masculinity in deferential orbit? That when standing side-by-side we are supposedly read in comparison, rendering her unalterably more feminine - shorthand, in patriarchal societies, for "lesser than"?

Masculinity has more than enough space to spare. But sometimes its flesh-and-blood vessels act as if we have to wound each other for it, like dogs fighting over too few scraps. Anyway, [she] and I know without speaking that in reality, right here and right now in our present moment, that she and I are two different sides of the same coin; two keys sung for the same tune."

- from "Snapshots: "Sharing Space with Women," Original Plumbing Magazine 2014 #Quote by Mitch Kellaway
Masculinity quotes by Felicity Brandon
#79. He places one of his long fingers over my lips, silencing me. I can smell my own musky arousal on his digit and I have the strongest urge to take it in my mouth and suck it as I did earlier during my audition. He says nothing but drills into me with those dazzling eyes. I have the strangest feeling that he is looking into my soul.
"Let us see where the wave takes us. I know I am going to enjoy the ride and I can guarantee our mutual satisfaction. Maybe we'll be washed to shore, I just don't know yet, but you can be certain of one thing ... "
I gaze up at him from his chest, breathing in the scent of his masculinity as I do.
"What's that, sir?" I ask, my voice betraying the curiosity I feel.
He looks down at me for a long, hard moment before he answers.
"I won't let you drown. #Quote by Felicity Brandon
Masculinity quotes by Gwen Sharp
#80. Femininity is depicted as weakness, the sapping of strength, yet masculinity is so fragile that apparently even the slightest brush with the feminine destroys it. #Quote by Gwen Sharp
Masculinity quotes by Frank Pittman
#81. Family life in Western society since the time of the Old Testament has been a struggle to maintain patriarchy, male domination, and double standards in the face of a natural drift towards monogamous bonding. Young men have been called upon to prove their masculinity by their willingness to die in warfare, and young women have been called upon to prove their femininity by their willingness to die for their man. Women have been asked to appear small, dumb, and helpless so men would feel big and strong, brave, and clever. It's been a trick. #Quote by Frank Pittman
Masculinity quotes by Tessa Dare
#82. Sophia shielded her eyes with her hand and peered up at the Irishman's face. His hard eyes wandered form her hand, to her face, to the sketch in her lap. He made a gruff noise in his throat-the sort of noise men make when they're working up to saying something and don't quite know how to get it out, but want to keep up the aura of brute masculinity in the midst of their indecision.
He was making Sophia nervous. He meant to ask her something, and she was afraid to learn just what.
"Yes?" she prompted.
"The crew…We had it out between ourselves, Miss Turner. There were a bit o' scuffling, but I came out on top." He suddenly crouched before her, transforming his silhouette from tree-trunk to boulder in an instant. His craggy face split in a devilish grin. "I get to be first. #Quote by Tessa Dare
Masculinity quotes by John Eldredge
#83. Our whole journey into authentic masculinity centers around those cool-of-the-day talks with God. Simple questions change hassles to adventures; the events of our lives become opportunities for initiation. #Quote by John Eldredge
Masculinity quotes by Melia Keeton Digby
#84. To heal, men and boys must learn to feel again. #Quote by Melia Keeton Digby
Masculinity quotes by Gary Ross
#85. I mean, what is racism? Racism is a projection of our own fears onto another person. What is sexism? It's our own vulnerability about our potency and masculinity projected as our need to subjugate another person, you know? Fascism, the same thing: People are trying to untidy our state, so I legislate as a way of controlling my environment. #Quote by Gary Ross
Masculinity quotes by Ursula K. Le Guin
#86. He, after all, had no standards of manliness, of virility, to complicate his pride. #Quote by Ursula K. Le Guin
Masculinity quotes by Ree Drummond
#87. How do you talk to a new love about an old one, especially so early in a relationship? If I'd brought it up earlier in the week, spilled the whole story about J and me, it might have appeared I was being way too open way too soon. Plus, when I was with Marlboro Man, right or wrong, J hardly crossed my mind. I was too busy staring at Marlboro Man's eyes. Memorizing his muscles. Breathing in his masculinity. Getting drunk on its vapors.
But now, standing in the dark and feeling so close to him, I wished I'd told Marlboro Man the whole story. Because as uncomfortable as the truth was, the incessant after-midnight phone calls were worse. For all Marlboro Man knew, it was my next date for the evening--or worse, my sugar daddy, Rocco, wanting to know where I was. #Quote by Ree Drummond
Masculinity quotes by Frank Pittman
#88. As a guy develops and practices his masculinity, he is accompanied by an invisible male chorus of all the other guys, who hiss orcheer as he attempts to approximate the masculine ideal, who push him to sacrifice more of his humanity for the sake of his masculinity, and who ridicule him when he holds back. The chorus is made up of all the guy's comrades and rivals, his buddies and bosses, his male ancestors and his male cultural heroes
and above all, his father, who may have been a real person in his life, or may have existed only as the myth of the man who got away. #Quote by Frank Pittman
Masculinity quotes by Richard D. Phillips
#89. Indeed, this is what modern and postmodern masculinity has been all about-men behaving like little boys forever, serving themselves in the name of self-discovery. (Can we imagine someone like Ronald Reagan or Winston Churchill talking about going on a quest to find his masculine self? They were too busy changing the world.) #Quote by Richard D. Phillips
Masculinity quotes by Josh Hatcher
#90. Purpose answers the question, "Why do I exist?" And as we ask it and explore it, I encourage you to study and look at the purpose statements of others, and of organizations, to fully understand the idea. Remember that your purpose is transcendent, and it is permanent. It doesn't sway with the seasons of life. It is something that brings you fulfillment at every part of your life, and guides you. #Quote by Josh Hatcher
Masculinity quotes by Rumi
#91. Pray for a tough instructor
to hear and act and stay within you.

We have been busy accumulating solace.
Make us afraid of how we were. #Quote by Rumi
Masculinity quotes by Emily Matchar
#92. Many men no longer want to be identified just by their jobs, said Bengt Westerberg, the country's former deputy prime minister. #Quote by Emily Matchar
Masculinity quotes by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
#93. We define masculinity in very narrow way. Masculinity is hard, small cage, and we put boys inside this cage. We teach boys to be afraid of fear, of weakness, of vulnerability. We teach them to mask their true selves, because they have to be, in Nigerian-speak
a hard man, #Quote by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Masculinity quotes by Frank Chase Jr
#94. DESTINY (Determined Effort So Tanacious It Negates Yuck) #Quote by Frank Chase Jr
Masculinity quotes by Foz Meadows
#95. Never having experienced inequality, therefore, the majority of straight white men will be absolutely oblivious to their own advantages – not because they must necessarily be insensitive, sexist, racist, homophobic or unaware of the principles of equality; but because they have been told, over and over again, that there is no inequality left for them – or anyone else – to experience – and everything they have experienced up to that point will only have proved them right.

Let the impact of that sink in for a moment.

By teaching children and teenagers that equality already exists, we are actively blinding the group that most benefits from inequality – straight white men – to the prospect that it doesn't. Privilege to them feels indistinguishable from equality, because they've been raised to believe that this is how the world behaves for everyone. And because the majority of our popular culture is straight-white-male-dominated, stories that should be windows into empathy for other, less privileged experiences have instead become mirrors, reflecting back at them the one thing they already know: that their lives both are important and free from discrimination.

And this hurts men. It hurts them by making them unconsciously perpetrate biases they've been actively taught to despise. It hurts them by making them complicit in the distress of others. It hurts them by shoehorning them into a restrictive definition masculinity from which any and all deviat #Quote by Foz Meadows
Masculinity quotes by John Horne Burns
#96. He relished learning from the voice of a teacher and from books. Each day of merely learning something was a deep adventure to him. Sometimes he laughed and told himself that he was unnatural, for American boys are supposed to hate school. They followed a pattern of Redblooded Masculinity, set up by the traditions of hookey and Mark Twain. But he had no resistance whatever to his studies. He took them supine and with gusto, with the receptively of a girl whose desires have been aroused by loving blandishment. #Quote by John Horne Burns
Masculinity quotes by Helene Cixous
#97. I write woman: woman must write woman. And man, man. So only an
oblique consideration will be found here of man; it's up to him to say
where his masculinity and femininity are at: this will concern us once
men have opened their eyes and seen themselves clearly. #Quote by Helene Cixous
Masculinity quotes by Johnny Weir
#98. Masculinity is what you believe it to be. I think masculinity and femininity is something that's very old-fashioned. There's a whole new generation of people who aren't defined by their sex or race or who they like to sleep with. #Quote by Johnny Weir
Masculinity quotes by Kate Cooper
#99. The instinctive attraction of the daughters of high society to noble ideals was probably reinforced by an idea that, in dedicating themselves to the Church, they could escape the sometimes grim realities of marriage. It was not only the problem of volatile husbands raised in a society that prized aggressive masculinity and constant pregnancy; there was also the painful fact that only a few of the numerous babies would survive to adulthood. Against these harsh realities, the new monastic communities offered an appealing alternative, a rigid but somehow delicious atmosphere similar to that of a girls' boarding school. To a virgin, this must have seemed attractive, and to a teenage Roman widow weighing the dangers of a second marriage, it must have seemed positively utopian. And, of course, there was the chance to do good work. We should not underestimate the delight that these women found in being able to pool their resources in trying to better the lot of the city's poor. #Quote by Kate Cooper
Masculinity quotes by Joyce Carol Oates
#100. While there are 'women writers' there are not, and have never been, 'men writers.' This is an empty category, a class without specimens; for the noun 'writer' - the very verb 'writing' - always implies masculinity. #Quote by Joyce Carol Oates
Masculinity quotes by Simon Tam
#101. I met a woman who told me that she wasn't attracted to Asians. "No worries," I said. "I'm not attracted to racists #Quote by Simon Tam
Masculinity quotes by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
#102. Why should a real man stay home when he could be raping a virgin continent? #Quote by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
Masculinity quotes by Miya Yamanouchi
#103. Don't tell me I'm "too tall" just because my height happens to threaten your rather fragile sense of masculinity. The fact that men cannot look down upon women who are taller than them is the very reason that many men find tall women so intimidating. #Quote by Miya Yamanouchi
Masculinity quotes by Vivek Shraya
#104. The history and current state of western masculinity is predicated on diminishing and desecrating the feminine, therefore, healthier masculinity must be one that honors and embraces femininity as many non-western cultures have long prescribed. #Quote by Vivek Shraya
Masculinity quotes by Maggie Young
#105. The prostate might as well have been a mythological creature like a unicorn or Leprechaun only acknowledged through whispery giggles among women brunching with their gay friends. #Quote by Maggie Young
Masculinity quotes by Elizabeth Peters
#106. His masculinity was only too apparent #Quote by Elizabeth Peters
Masculinity quotes by George Eliot
#107. Mr. Poyser had no reason to be ashamed of his leg, and suspected that the growing abuse of top-boots and other fashions tending to disguise the nether limbs had their origin in a pitiable degeneracy of the human calf. #Quote by George Eliot
Masculinity quotes by Eva Cox
#108. Men as well as women, must strive for a balance of experience. Masculinity, defined as requiring the ability to act physically or mentally but excluding anything too emotional or nurturing, currently denies men this balance. Their ability to care is seen as inappropriate for everyday use, and a lack of desire for power or promotion are seen as signs of inadequacy. #Quote by Eva Cox
Masculinity quotes by Sasha Scarr
#109. Nothing is more dangerous, than a man who thinks he's in charge. He will sabotage everyone and everything for the sake of his own ego. #Quote by Sasha Scarr
Masculinity quotes by J.R. Moehringer
#110. Baseball always gets credit for the foundational part of masculinity - the father thing. The eternal game of backyard catch, 'Field of Dreams', the Ripkens, the Griffeys, the Bondses, so on. But football is the real paternal game, because it's a conveyor belt of father figures, in the form of coaches. #Quote by J.R. Moehringer
Masculinity quotes by Caitlyn Jenner
#111. I got into sports because that was a way to prove your masculinity. I was good at it. #Quote by Caitlyn Jenner
Masculinity quotes by Brene Brown
#112. When looking at the attributes associated with masculinity in the US, the same researchers identified the following; winning, emotional control, risk-taking, violence, dominance, playboy, self-reliance, primacy at work, power over women, disdain for homosexuality, and pursuit of status. #Quote by Brene Brown
Masculinity quotes by Jay Leno
#113. You know who must be very secure in their masculinity? Male ladybugs. #Quote by Jay Leno
Masculinity quotes by Robert Bly
#114. Finding the Father

My friend, this body offers to carry us for nothing– as the ocean carries logs. So on some days the body wails with its great energy; it smashes up the boulders, lifting small crabs, that flow around the sides.

Someone knocks on the door. We do not have time to dress. He wants us to go with him through the blowing and rainy streets, to the dark house.

We will go there, the body says, and there find the father whom we have never met, who wandered out in a snowstorm the night we were born, and who then lost his memory, and has lived since longing for his child, whom he saw only once… while he worked as a shoemaker, as a cattle herder in Australia, as a restaurant cook who painted at night.

When you light the lamp you will see him. He sits there behind the door… the eyebrows so heavy, the forehead so light… lonely in his whole body, waiting for you. #Quote by Robert Bly
Masculinity quotes by Mary Norris
#115. Sing in me, o Muse, of that small minority of men who are secure enough in their masculinity to use the feminine third-person singular! #Quote by Mary Norris
Masculinity quotes by Tony Campolo
#116. If a guy is intimidated by a woman in leadership, he has real problems with his own concepts of masculinity. That's a harsh statement, but I believe it to be true. #Quote by Tony Campolo
Masculinity quotes by Camille Paglia
#117. Manhood coerced into sensitivity is no manhood at all. #Quote by Camille Paglia
Masculinity quotes by Susan Griffin
#118. My father learned his disinterest under the guise of masculinity. Boys don't cry. There are whole disciplines, institutions, rubrics in our culture which serve as categories of denial.
Science is such a category. The torture and death that Heinrich Himmler found disturbing to witness became acceptable to him when it fell under this rubric. He liked to watch the scientific experiments in the concentration camps #Quote by Susan Griffin
Masculinity quotes by Norah Vincent
#119. There is a time in a boy's life when the sweetness is pounded out of him; and tenderness, and the ability to show what he feels, is gone. #Quote by Norah Vincent
Masculinity quotes by Josh Hatcher
#120. Your feelings come from your thoughts, as you master your mind, you'll need to matter feelings too. If an emotion starts to take control… your best weapon is truth. It's ok to feel. Not okay to be controlled by feelings. Don't follow your heart. Follow truth. #Quote by Josh Hatcher
Masculinity quotes by Jack Donovan
#121. No matter how exotic or seemingly different another man is, there's always some reflection of self in another male. #Quote by Jack Donovan
Masculinity quotes by Thomas Page McBee
#122. Sarah DiMuccio, an American researcher and PhD student at New York University, published a paper in Psychology of Men & Masculinity that offered a simple, cultural definition of that type of manhood that stuck with me. Comparing the Danish idea of masculinity with the American one, she found that the major difference between them was that in Denmark, men said to 'be a man' meant not being a boy.

American men said that to 'be a man' was to not be a woman.

That is, Niobe Way says, where all the trouble starts. If being 'feminine' is the opposite of being a man, then many qualities that Americans associate with women (such as empathy, which shows up in boys as well as girls) are not just frowned upon, but destroyed in boyhood. 'You're only a man by not being a woman,' Way told me. 'That's basing someone's humanness on someone else's dehumanization. #Quote by Thomas Page McBee
Masculinity quotes by Ann M. Sperber
#123. Eventually Spade and Marrow would devolve into caricature. There is no peril that can make the handsome and fantastic James Bond sweat, no pain that can break him. But as the critic Judith Crist pointed out, when Spade or Marlowe "got hit they hurt and they needed time to recover; when they killed they flinched and were gnawed by regret. Above all, they did what they had to because they were men, in the head and the heart and not exclusively in the groin. #Quote by Ann M. Sperber
Masculinity quotes by K.J. Charles
#124. He liked being the bigger man of the two, even though it wasn't by much, he liked the way his solid rugby player's build matched and countered Jonah's athletic strength. But there was something about Jonah's body hair, that incontrovertible evidence of his masculinity, that made Ben feel…not that he was less manly, precisely, but that Jonah was more so. #Quote by K.J. Charles
Masculinity quotes by Lorna Jowett
#125. ...the new man cannot exist without the old monster masculinity. All the new men are aware of how masculinity is constructed and therefore how they differ from its traditional form...new men do not have to "lack" the attributes of real men, and therefore make them more appealing to viewers, but it also closes down some of their potential for a revisioning of masculinity. #Quote by Lorna Jowett
Masculinity quotes by C.G. Jung
#126. You can hardly say of your soul what sex it is. But if you pay close attention, you will see that the most masculine man has a feminine soul, and the most feminine woman a masculine soul. #Quote by C.G. Jung
Masculinity quotes by Theodor W. Adorno
#127. If all pleasure has, preserved within it, earlier pain, then here pain, as pride in bearing it, is raised directly, untransformed, as a stereotype, to pleasure: unlike wine, each glass of whisky, each inhalation of cigar smoke, still recalls the repugnance that it cost the organism to become attuned to such strong stimuli, and this alone is registered as pleasure. #Quote by Theodor W. Adorno
Masculinity quotes by Mitch Ellis
#128. How does ANY male-identified person know he is a man? And does my answer really diverge greatly from how many men, trans or cisgender, would answer?

Transgender people are often said to have a 'narrative' to their lives; we're encouraged to see our journey toward recognizing our gender as a story with an articulable pattern. The truth is, though, that everyone's gender is a story; it's just that trans folks are more likely to be - perhaps I could say "are given the gift of having to be" - aware of it.

The story of becoming a man, a woman, or a person of any other gender often follows aspects of that most instinctual of story arcs: the hero's journey. For instance, my personal narrative was one of effort in seeking a transformative goal (a quest), assistance (tools provided by medicine, law, and intangible emotional support), and mentorship by those who went before me (guides). And my manhood was ultimately achieved through what could be considered rites of passage - which is to say a similar structure to communal cultural tales of how one achieves cisgender manhood. It's simply some details that vary.

I do see one key difference in how all this plays out, however: Trans men make this invisible process disconcertingly visible by flipping the variables. While a cisgender man may be born with certain inherent potentials to physically embody a manhood that others will acknowledge socially, he's not necessarily imbued with the demanding dri #Quote by Mitch Ellis
Masculinity quotes by Jaclyn Friedman
#129. When women act on behalf of our own sexual desires, we get blamed for being raped, for the demise of modern masculinity, for men's cheating, for getting cervical cancer, for street harassment, even for earthquakes. #Quote by Jaclyn Friedman
Masculinity quotes by Christina Hoff Sommers
#130. We are turning against boys and forgetting a simple truth: that the energy, competitiveness, and corporal daring of normal, decent males is responsible for much of what is right in the world. #Quote by Christina Hoff Sommers
Masculinity quotes by Cassandra Clare
#131. Speaking of people being foxy, do you mean? I'm George Lovelace," said George. "I say my surname without shame, because I am secure in my masculinity like that." "Oh, #Quote by Cassandra Clare
Masculinity quotes by Sheila Jeffreys
#132. The huge difficulty that so many women and men have in seeing femininity and masculinity as socially constructed rather than natural, attests to the strength and force of culture. Women are, of course, understood to be ``different' from men in many ways, ``delicate, pretty, intuitive, unreasonable, maternal, non-muscular, lacking an organizing character'. Feminist theorists have shown that what is understood as ``feminine' behaviour is not simply socially constructed, but politically constructed, as the behaviour of a subordinate social group. Feminist social constructionists understand the task of feminism to be the destruction and elimination of what have been called ``sex roles' and are now more usually called ``gender'. #Quote by Sheila Jeffreys
Masculinity quotes by Tiffany McDaniel
#133. As we walked home, I knew from far away the trees would've looked nice, the grass would've looked green, and we would've looked like just a couple of boys walking home, armed with Midwest love and Bible Belt morals.

But up close, the trees were scorched, the grass was dead, and the boys were on the verge of tears with the belts of those morals tightening around their necks, threatening to hang them if they dared step off the stool of masculinity. #Quote by Tiffany McDaniel
Masculinity quotes by Anna Campbell
#134. Unholy delight lit Giles's dark face to flashing brilliance. She realized that while he mightn't be handsome, he was breathtakingly attractive and brimming with potent masculinity more powerful than mere good looks. #Quote by Anna Campbell
Masculinity quotes by Arianna Huffington
#135. What Women's Lib might achieve if their 'consciousness raising' - or in plain English, brainwashing - campaign succeeds is a society whose members have identical roles but are perpetually at war with themselves; a society of males made neurotic by suppressed masculinity, of females made miserable by having masculine roles thrust upon them that contradict their feminine impulses. #Quote by Arianna Huffington
Masculinity quotes by Lewis Howes
#136. Masculinity is not about being the biggest, the fastest, the strongest, the one who sleeps with the most girls, and the one who has the most money. The one who has the most accomplishments is not the most masculine. In fact, it is often the men who covet these things most who are covering and compensating for the greatest insecurities. Let us revere the one who loves others deeply, loves himself deeply, and has a dream that he is inspired to live with and by and through. He is a man.

He does not stand unmoved or untouched in the face of truly moving experiences.

He does not judge the totality of his life or anyone else's life by the totals on the scoreboard as the clock ticks down to zero.

He does not use money as a proxy for emotional connection nor material possessions as the measure of his self-worth.

He does not define his manhood by the number of women he has conquered.

He does not always fight fire with fire; sometimes he doesn't need to fight at all.

He does not meet seriousness with silliness when it is seriousness that is required.

He does not take risks for risks' sake, because he does not hide from his frailty, his mortality, or his humanity.

He does not pretend to know everything about anything, nor is he afraid to admit when he knows nothing about something.

And perhaps most important of all, he does not walk around thinking he's The Man.

No, the masculin #Quote by Lewis Howes
Masculinity quotes by Amos Bronson Alcott
#137. First find the man in yourself if you will inspire manliness in others. #Quote by Amos Bronson Alcott
Masculinity quotes by Lebo Grand
#138. Vulnerability is the ultimate key to tapping into and unleashing your true sensual potential. #Quote by Lebo Grand
Masculinity quotes by Joyce Carol Oates
#139. Boxing is a celebration of the lost religion of masculinity all the more trenchant for its being lost. #Quote by Joyce Carol Oates
Masculinity quotes by Bell Hooks
#140. Usually adult males who are unable to make emotional connections with the women they chose to be intimate with are frozen in time, unable to allow themselves to love for fear that the loved one will abandon them. #Quote by Bell Hooks
Masculinity quotes by Sonu Shamdasani
#141. Liber Novus thus presents a series of active imaginations together with Jung's attempt to understand their significance. This work of understanding encompasses a number of interlinked threads: an attempt to understand himself and to integrate and develop the various components of his personality; an attempt to understand the structure of the human personality in general; an attempt to understand the relation of the individual to present-day society and to the community of the dead; an attempt to understand the psychological and historical effects of Christianity; and an attempt to grasp the future religious development of the West. Jung discusses many other themes in the work, including the nature of self-knowledge; the nature of the soul; the relations of thinking and feeling and the psychological types; the relation of inner and outer masculinity and femininity; the uniting of opposites; solitude; the value of scholarship and learning; the status of science; the significance of symbols and how they are to be understood; the meaning of the war; madness, divine madness, and psychiatry; how the Imitation of Christ is to be understood today; the death of God; the historical significance of Nietzsche; and the relation of magic and reason. #Quote by Sonu Shamdasani
Masculinity quotes by Matt Bondurant
#142. The constant assertion of masculinity is always the most obvious tell of a fake. You do not constantly assert what you know you have. #Quote by Matt Bondurant
Masculinity quotes by Frank Pittman
#143. Most of us have felt barriers between ourselves and our fathers and had thought that going it alone was part of what it meant to be a man. We tried to get close to our children when we became fathers, and yet the business of practicing masculinity kept getting in the way. We men have begun to talk about that. #Quote by Frank Pittman
Masculinity quotes by Hamid Drake
#144. Femininity doesn't always relate to being a woman and masculinity doesn't always relate to being a man; it's a quality of being-ness. Women have to portray the quality of masculinity; society wants it to be like a man; not necessarily male, but like a man. If that makes sense ... In nature itself, there's yin and yang, there's masculine and feminine. #Quote by Hamid Drake
Masculinity quotes by Elle Fanning
#145. I always wanted to be a part of Nicolas Winding Refn world, but knew he would never make a movie that has a teenage girl as a lead. Obviously not. Then I heard he was and it was in the fashion world. What? Just combining what we think of [with Refn] - masculinity and violence - in his films with that world was so interesting to me. #Quote by Elle Fanning
Masculinity quotes by Sheila Jeffreys
#146. Radical feminist theorists do not seek to make gender a bit more flexible, but to eliminate it. They are gender abolitionists, and understand gender to provide the framework and rationale for male dominance. In the radical feminist approach, masculinity is the behaviour of the male ruling class and femininity is the behaviour of the subordinate class of women. Thus gender can have no place in the egalitarian future that feminism aims to create. #Quote by Sheila Jeffreys
Masculinity quotes by Josh Hatcher
#147. Sir, you have a purpose. You are here, breathing, moving, living, for a reason. Part of that reason is the process of discovering it, and discovering yourself. #Quote by Josh Hatcher
Masculinity quotes by Keri Arthur
#148. Riley: give me a romantic comedy any day.
rhoan: your jest a girly-girl at heart, arent you?
riley: takes one to know one, bro. #Quote by Keri Arthur
Masculinity quotes by Nate Pyle
#149. Rather than trying to prove our masculinity, we need to accept who we are in the spirit of the gospel. Instead of trying to live up to some cultural standard of manhood, we need to accept God's grace, which says, "I accept you just as you are." It is culture, not God, that alienates those who do not live up to the existing, narrow definition of manhood. #Quote by Nate Pyle
Masculinity quotes by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
#150. Masculinity is a hard, small cage, and we put boys inside this cage. #Quote by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Masculinity quotes by Todd Haynes
#151. What was so interesting about the glam era was that it was about bisexuality and breaking down the boundaries between gays and straights, breaking down the boundaries between masculinity and femininity with this androgyny thing. #Quote by Todd Haynes
Masculinity quotes by Theo James
#152. We're in a world where masculinity, especially with these big spectacle movies, is often pushed by rippling six packs and forcing an image down someone's throat trying to prove masculinity. Whereas I think true masculinity comes from having a strong sense of self. #Quote by Theo James
Masculinity quotes by Jeaniene Frost
#153. Vlad didn't show off his seething masculinity by wearing fewer clothes. Instead, he wore more to taunt people with what he didn't allow them to feast their eyes on. #Quote by Jeaniene Frost
Masculinity quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson
#154. The finest people marry the two sexes in their own person. #Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Masculinity quotes by Josh Hatcher
#155. Men are wild, mighty, and fierce. Yet our culture wraps silky ropes around our necks, and shaves our faces, and trims our nails. The wildman isn't quite socially acceptable. It's not okay to have dirt under your fingernails, or to kill your own dinner.
We don't have to reject civilization entirely, there is a time and a place for manners and polite conversation and neckties and cologne.
But I believe that all men, even the dandier, fluffier ones, have a call – drums beating in the distance – that beckons them into the wild. #Quote by Josh Hatcher
Masculinity quotes by Anne Frank
#156. He clings to his masculinity, his solitude and his feigned indif- ference so he can maintain his role, so he'll never, ever have to show his feelings. Poor Peter, how long can he keep it up? Won't he explode from this superhuman effort? #Quote by Anne Frank
Masculinity quotes by Jack Urwin
#157. When people defend masculinity as an inevitable part of our nature, its simply a way for men to avoid taking responsibility for their shitty behaviour, and allows them to inwardly justify a dangerous attitude on account of it being perceived as masculine. #Quote by Jack Urwin
Masculinity quotes by Kristian Goldmund Aumann
#158. Chestnuts fall from the tree; symbol of masculinity and femininity - I scratched a purple pentagram in the tree. #Quote by Kristian Goldmund Aumann
Masculinity quotes by Miya Yamanouchi
#159. Guys, you don't have to act "manly" to be considered a man; you are a man, so just be yourself. You don't have to prove your masculinity to anyone. #Quote by Miya Yamanouchi
Masculinity quotes by Jackson Katz
#160. If the KKK was smart enough, they would've created gangsta rap because it's such a caricature of black culture and black masculinity. #Quote by Jackson Katz
Masculinity quotes by Otto Weininger
#161. Genius declares itself to be a kind of higher masculinity. #Quote by Otto Weininger
Masculinity quotes by Lyssa Kay Adams
#162. Don't be ashamed for liking them. The backlash against the PSL [Pumpkin Spice Latte] is a perfect example of how toxic masculinity permeates even the most mundane things in life. If masses of women like something, our society automatically begins to mock them. Just like romance novels. If women like them, they must be a joke, right? #Quote by Lyssa Kay Adams
Masculinity quotes by Bob Lepine
#163. In order to live as we were designed to live, we must be in pursuit not simply of manhood but of godly masculinity. That begins by being men who are rightly related to God, who understand what it means to fear him, and who respond to that fear by being alert, standing firm in the faith, and being men of courage. #Quote by Bob Lepine
Masculinity quotes by Israel Morrow
#164. We've all heard that women tolerate sex to get relationships, while men tolerate relationships to get sex. That is simply not true - but there is something truly chilling about the fact that most Americans believe it's true and use this formula as a guide for behavior. #Quote by Israel Morrow
Masculinity quotes by Louise J. Kaplan
#165. What eleven- to thirteen-year-old boys fear is passivity of any kind. When they do act passively we can be fairly certain that it is an act of aggression designed to torment a parent or teacher ... Mischief at best, violence at worst is the boy's proclamation of masculinity. #Quote by Louise J. Kaplan
Masculinity quotes by S. Jane Sloat
#166. God have pity on the smell of gasoline
which finds its way like an arm
through a car window,
more human than kerosene,
more unctuous, more manly. #Quote by S. Jane Sloat
Masculinity quotes by Deborah Gray White
#167. Largely excluded from the white masculine political sphere, black male scholars established intellectual organizations where they could not only distance themselves from women but also perform a masculinity parallel to that established by white male scholars. #Quote by Deborah Gray White
Masculinity quotes by Lorna Jowett
#168. That both Riley and Warren are attracted to independent young women is an interesting contradiction that serves to valorize the agency of the "girls" and to underline the static macho masculinity of those guys- they cannot or will not change, therefore they cannot keep the girl. #Quote by Lorna Jowett
Masculinity quotes by Michael S. Kimmel
#169. Whatever the variations by race, class, age, ethnicity, or sexual orientation, being a man means "not being like women." This notion of antifemininity lies at the heart of contemporary and historical conceptions of manhood, so that masculinity is defined more by what one is not rather than who one is. #Quote by Michael S. Kimmel
Masculinity quotes by Josh Hatcher
#170. No one can achieve their dreams, and become the kind of person they were meant to be all at once. It's a series of little movements, and you can only take the step that's right in front of you. #Quote by Josh Hatcher
Masculinity quotes by J. Lynn
#171. The Notebook? You own The Notebook?"
Cam stared at me blankly. "What's wrong with that?"
"Oh, nothing is wrong with that. It's just such a ... uh, chick flick."
"I'm confident enough in my masculinity and sexuality that I can say that Ryan Gosling is just dreamy in this movie."
My jaw hit the floor.
The blank expression slipped away and he started laughing. "I'm joking. I don't own The Notebook. Never watched it. Didn't bring any romance movies. #Quote by J. Lynn
Masculinity quotes by Beth Felker Jones
#172. The idea that gentleness isn't masculine or the dangerous idea that grown women shouldn't have body fat are sinful distortions of masculinity and femininity. These distorted ideas aren't what our good God intended for us when he gave us sexually differentiated bodies...It can also help us to recognize that growing in holiness as a son or daughter of God sometimes requires defying social rules about men not being gentle or women needing to eat so little that they cannot thrive. #Quote by Beth Felker Jones
Masculinity quotes by Kenneth Logan
#173. There are plenty of days when I don't hear anything like that, but there aren't too many days when I don't feel as though . . . I don't know. It always feels like other guys want me to disappear. Every day. I can tell they just wish I didn't exist. #Quote by Kenneth Logan
Masculinity quotes by Soraya Chemaly
#174. The core issue is that, no matter where you may live in the world, dominant norms of masculinity are actively constructed out of women's vulnerabilities. #Quote by Soraya Chemaly
Masculinity quotes by Gloria Steinem
#175. We need to stop raising boys to think that they need to prove their masculinity by being controlling or by not showing emotion or by not being little girls. #Quote by Gloria Steinem
Masculinity quotes by Tiffany Madison
#176. [On Female Attraction to Men in Uniform] That male military persona feeds a subconscious, passive-aggressive female desire to dominate the warrior as he is perceived an iconic example of masculinity (particularly amongst traditionally warlike cultures). The damsel in distress theme always struck me as embodying this: the hapless, innocently beautiful woman unwittingly enraptures the heroic male so completely that he would risk all to submit to her at his own peril, and quite in spite of it. #Quote by Tiffany Madison
Masculinity quotes by C. G. Jung
#177. In its individual manifestation the character of a man's anima is as a rule shaped by his mother. If he feels that his mother had a negative influence on him, his anima will often express itself in irritable, depressed moods, uncertainty, insecurity, and touchiness. (If, however he is able to overcome the negative assaults on himself, they can serve to reinforce his masculinity.) Within the soul of such a man the negative mother-anima figure will endlessly repeat this theme: "I am nothing. Nothing makes any sense. With others it's different, but for me ... I enjoy nothing." These "anima moods" cause a sort of dullness, a fear of disease, of impotence, or of accidents. The whole of life takes on a sad and oppressive aspect. Such dark moods can even lure a man to suicide, in which case the anima becomes a death demon. She appears in this role in Cocteau's film Orphee. #Quote by C. G. Jung
Masculinity quotes by Joel Salatin
#178. I saw a news report recently that measured average video game use by American men between the ages of twenty-five and thirty-five: twenty hours per week. Do you mean the flower of America's masculinity can't think of anything more important to do with twenty hours a week than sit in front of a video screen? Folks, this ain't normal. Can't we unplug already? #Quote by Joel Salatin
Masculinity quotes by Frank Pittman
#179. As boys without bonds to their fathers grow older and more desperate about their masculinity, they are in danger of forming gangs in which they strut their masculinity for one another, often overdo it, and sometimes turn to displays of fierce, macho bravado and even violence. #Quote by Frank Pittman
Masculinity quotes by Andrea O'Reilly
#180. The "new" Anglo-American feminist theory argues that too little mothering, and, in particular, the absence of mother-son connection, is what engenders both sexism and traditional masculinity in men. (...) This perspective positions mothering as central to feminist politics in its insistence that true and lasting gender equality will occur only when boys are raised as the sons of mothers. As the early feminist script of mother-son connection required the denial of the mother's power and the displacement of her identity as mother, the new perspective affirms the maternal and celebrates mother-son connection. In this, it rewrites the patriarchal and early feminist narrative to give (...) voice and presence to the mother and make mother-son connection central to the redesign of both traditional masculinity and the larger patriarchal culture. #Quote by Andrea O'Reilly
Masculinity quotes by T. Cooper
#181. There are just so many ways to talk about masculinity, it feels like one medium can't do it alone. #Quote by T. Cooper
Masculinity quotes by Mary Crocker Cook
#182. Any discussion of male codependency, even one rooted in early attachment dis-ruption, must address the pressures of the social-norm context for male devel-opment. These pressures are often referred to in the literature as "gender role strain." Gender role strain in men has been identified as either the failure to fulfill male role expectations or the traumatic fulfillment of these expectations, and their negative consequences. One proposed cause of gender role strain is the early gender role socialization process which begins within the family context and is supported by a larger cultural socialization based on patriarchy. #Quote by Mary Crocker Cook
Masculinity quotes by John Duover
#183. I've always had a bit of a feminine aura, but I don't mind. Russell Brand has one, too. #Quote by John Duover
Masculinity quotes by Maya Angelou
#184. She was born poor and powerless in a land where power is money and money is adored.
Born black in a land where might is white and white is adored.
Born female in a land where decisions are masculine and masculinity controls. #Quote by Maya Angelou
Masculinity quotes by Richard Corliss
#185. Ask Bond-watchers of a certain age about the six actors who have slipped into Bond's Savile Row suits in the Broccoli franchise, and they might say it's really Connery and five other guys - since he, being first and being Sean, stamped the role with his sulfurous masculinity. #Quote by Richard Corliss
Masculinity quotes by A.E. Via
#186. God looked and smelled so fucking delicious, like masculinity and aftershave. Day knew the grip on his neck was not to hurt him, it was to show him who was in charge. God's sheer strength and power had Day feeling like he could come right there in the small conference room. "Oh, #Quote by A.E. Via
Masculinity quotes by Antonella Gambotto-Burke
#187. Our culture is now one of masculine triumphalism, in which transhistorically feminine expressions – empathy, sweetness, volubility, warmth – are seen as impediments to a woman's professional trajectory in many sectors. #Quote by Antonella Gambotto-Burke
Masculinity quotes by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
#188. We do a great disservice to boys in how we raise them. We stifle the humanity of boys. We define masculinity in a very narrow way. Masculinity is a hard, small cage, and we put boys inside this cage. We teach boys to be afraid of fear, of weakness, of vulnerability. We teach them to mask their true selves, because they #Quote by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Masculinity quotes by Fredrik Backman
#189. Never let the terms of masculinity be dictated by someone who thinks it's bound up with sexuality. If you really want to know something about what it means to be a man, just ask Gareth Thomas, who stood up in a locker room and told his teammates on the Welsh national rugby team that he was gay. I might not know much about much in this world, but I know for damn sure that no one in that locker room was more of a man at that moment than he was. #Quote by Fredrik Backman
Masculinity quotes by Antonella Gambotto-Burke
#190. Strauss admits to being obsessed by his mother's rejection, and with the resultant rents in self-esteem. The Game echoes with disturbingly abusive comments leveled at his adolescent self, a self he feels was unacceptable. With bravado, he expresses regret that he didn't rack up more sexual conquests in his teens; in person, he expresses a truer regret that he was intimidated by life itself. #Quote by Antonella Gambotto-Burke
Masculinity quotes by Pierre Lemaitre
#191. He is obviously proud of his shock of curly gray hair; it is the symbol of his aging masculinity. This is not a hairstyle; it is a world view. #Quote by Pierre Lemaitre
Masculinity quotes by Martin Amis
#192. It's without doubt my main subject. The way masculinity can go wrong. And I'm something of a gynocrat in a utopian kind of way. #Quote by Martin Amis
Masculinity quotes by Raquel Cepeda
#193. Women destroy me. I allow them to. #Quote by Raquel Cepeda
Masculinity quotes by Marjane Satrapi
#194. Men's pride is situated in their scrotums. #Quote by Marjane Satrapi
Masculinity quotes by Martha C. Nussbaum
#195. Do not despise your inner world. That is the first and most general piece of advice I would offer… Our society is very outward-looking, very taken up with the latest new object, the latest piece of gossip, the latest opportunity for self-assertion and status. But we all begin our lives as helpless babies, dependent on others for comfort, food, and survival itself. And even though we develop a degree of mastery and independence, we always remain alarmingly weak and incomplete, dependent on others and on an uncertain world for whatever we are able to achieve. As we grow, we all develop a wide range of emotions responding to this predicament: fear that bad things will happen and that we will be powerless to ward them off; love for those who help and support us; grief when a loved one is lost; hope for good things in the future; anger when someone else damages something we care about. Our emotional life maps our incompleteness: A creature without any needs would never have reasons for fear, or grief, or hope, or anger. But for that very reason we are often ashamed of our emotions, and of the relations of need and dependency bound up with them. Perhaps males, in our society, are especially likely to be ashamed of being incomplete and dependent, because a dominant image of masculinity tells them that they should be self-sufficient and dominant. So people flee from their inner world of feeling, and from articulate mastery of their own emotional experiences. The current psychological #Quote by Martha C. Nussbaum
Masculinity quotes by Charles M. Blow
#196. I had to stop romanticizing the man I might have been and be the man that I was, not by neatly fitting other people's definitions of masculinity or constructs of sexuality, but by being uniquely me - made in the image of God, nurtured by the bosom of nature, and forged in the fire of life. #Quote by Charles M. Blow
Masculinity quotes by Donald Miller
#197. The sexual conquest is huge with men in terms of affirming themselves and their feelings of masculinity. That's a misguided kind of affirmation. That is not helpful, but that stuff happens. #Quote by Donald Miller
Masculinity quotes by Andrea Dworkin
#198. Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.' (Leviticus 18:22). That means simply that it is foul to do to other men what men habitually, proudly, manfully do to women: use them as inanimate, empty, concave things; fuck them into submission; subordinate them through sex. #Quote by Andrea Dworkin
Masculinity quotes by Kathryn Stockett
#199. I looked after that Dudley family for too long, over six years. His daddy would take him to the garage and whip him with a rubber hose-pipe trying to beat the girl out a that boy until I couldn't stand it no more ... I wish to God I'd told John Green Dudley he ain't going to hell. That he ain't no sideshow freak cause he like boys. I wish to God I'd filled his ears with good things like I'm trying to do with Mae Mobley. Instead, I just sat in the kitchen, waiting to put the salve on them hose-pipe welts. #Quote by Kathryn Stockett
Masculinity quotes by Ed Harris
#200. I havent even been drinking, but, at all, but, you know, being a man, Ive got to say that weve got this guy in the White House who thinks he is a man, you know, who projects himself as a man because he has a certain masculinity, and he's a good old boy, and he used to drink, and he knows how to shoot a gun and how to drive a pickup truck, etcetera like that. Thats not the definition of a man, God Dammit! #Quote by Ed Harris

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