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date: 09 June 2023

Germaine Greer 1939– 
Australian feminist 

  1. Libraries are reservoirs of strength, grace and wit, reminders of order, calm, continuity, lakes of mental energy, neither warm nor cold, light nor dark. The pleasure they give is steady, unorgiastic, reliable, deep and long-lasting.
    Daddy, We Hardly Knew You (1989)
  2. Women have very little idea of how much men hate them.
    The Female Eunuch (1970)
  3. 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?
    The Female Eunuch (1970)
  4. Security is when everything is settled, when nothing can happen to you; security is the denial of life.
    The Female Eunuch (1970)
  5. You can now see the Female Eunuch the world over…spreading herself wherever blue jeans and Coca-Cola may go. Wherever you see nail varnish, lipstick, brassieres, and high heels, the Eunuch has set up her camp.
    The Female Eunuch (20th anniversary ed., 1991)
  6. Australia is a huge rest home, where no unwelcome news is ever wafted on to the pages of the worst newspapers in the world.
    in Observer 1 August 1982
  7. Human beings have an inalienable right to invent themselves; when that right is pre-empted it is called brain-washing.
    in The Times 1 February 1986