"How in the HELL could a man enjoy being awakened at 6:30 AM by an alarm clock, leap out of bed, dress, force-feed, shit, piss, brush his teeth and hair and fight traffic to get to a place where essentially you made lots of money for somebody else and were expected to be grateful for the opportunity to do so?"
- Charles Bukowski, Factotum 1975
"When men greet each other, they insult each other but they don't really mean it. When woman greet each other, they compliment each other but they don't really mean it."
"Had one of my enlightened co-worker ask me after saying in a conversation I was going my own way in life in the lunch room. He asks me, what do you mean by "going your own way"? I simply said: "I participate less and observe more". "
"Once upon a time, I would court a girl. I would wine and dine. We would talk for hours on the phone getting to know each other. I always believed it was the thoughtful little things that mattered most. Now: I get done with her by 11:00pm so she can drive herself home."
- Johnny Wayne
"When men get older they look like Sean Connery. When women get older they look like . . . . Sean Connery."
"What a great advantage a man can have over women, if he only knew what cold and calculating thoughts are going through her mind.... while her eyes are brimming with tears."
- Esther Vilar
"I am a Man. Hath not a Man eyes? Hath not a Man hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions? Fed with the same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject to the same diseases, healed by the same means, warmed and cooled by the same winter and summer, as a Woman is? If you prick us, do we not bleed? If you tickle us, do we not laugh? If you poison us, do we not die? And if you wrong us, shall we not revenge?"
- Triklops after Shakespeare (The Merchant of Venice)
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