Quotations by Greer, Germaine


A full bosom is actually a millstone around a woman’s neck: it endears her to the men who want to make their mammet of her, but she is never allowed to think that their popping eyes actually see her.

Germaine Greer (b. 1939) English reformer, author, educator
“Curves,” The Female Eunuch (1970)
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Security is when everything is settled. When nothing can happen to you. Security is the denial of life.

Germaine Greer (b. 1939) English reformer, author, educator
“Security,” The Female Eunuch (1970)

Sometimes cited: "Security is when everything is settled, when nothing happens to you; security is the denial of life."
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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 (b. 1939) English reformer, author, educator
The Female Eunuch, “Security” (1970)
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The struggle which is not joyous is the wrong struggle. The joy of the struggle is not hedonism and hilarity, but the sense of purpose, achievement, and dignity.

Germaine Greer (b. 1939) English reformer, author, educator
The Female Eunuch, Introduction (1970)
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