Men are not to be told anything they might find too painful; the secret depths of human nature, the sordid physicalities, might overwhelm or damage them. For instance, men often faint at the sight of their own blood, to which they are not accustomed. For this reason you should never stand behind one in the line at the Red Cross donor clinic.
Never pray for justice, because you might get some.
What you get is no longer what you see.
Their mothers had finally caught up to them and been proven right. There were consequences after all but they were the consequences to things you didn’t even know you’d done.
At the very least we want witness. We can’t stand the idea of our own voice falling silent finally, like a radio running down.
All fathers are invisible in daytime; daytime is ruled by mothers and fathers come out at night. Darkness brings home fathers, with their real, unspeakable power. There is more to fathers than meets the eye
If the national mental illness of the United States is megalomania, that of Canada is paranoid schizophrenia.
Canada was built on dead beavers.
The answers you get from literature depend on the questions you pose
If I were going to convert to any religion I would probably choose Catholicism because it at least has female saints and the Virgin Mary.
She even had a kind of special position among men: she was an exception, she fitted none of the categories they commonly used when talking about girls; she wasn’t a cock-teaser, a cold fish, an easy lay or a sneaky bitch; she was an honorary person. She had grown to share their contempt for most women.
Topics: Men & Women, Women, Men
Popular art is the dream of society; it does not examine itself.
A word after a word after a word is power.
The basic Female body comes with the following accessories: garter belt, panty-girdle, crinoline, camisole, bustle, brassiere, stomacher, chemise, virgin zone, spike heels, nose ring, veil, kid gloves, fishnet stockings, fichu, bandeau, Merry Widow, weepers, chokers, barrettes, bangles, beads, lorgnette, feather boa, basic black, compact, Lycra stretch one-piece with modesty panel, designer peignoir, flannel nightie, lace teddy, bed, head.
Topics: Mankind, Body, Women, Man
I’ve never understood why people consider youth a time of freedom and joy. It’s probably because they have forgotten their own.
In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt
Wondering Whom to Read Next?
- Robertson Davies Canadian Novelist, Playwright
- Norman Mailer American Novelist, Journalist
- Marshall Mcluhan Canadian Thinker
- Pierre Trudeau Canadian Statesman
- Cynthia Ozick American Novelist, Essayist
- Eric Hobsbawm British Historian
- Harold Bloom American Literary Critic, Author
- Jonathan Safran Foer American Novelist
- Paul Auster American Novelist, Poet
- David Hockney British Artist