„She thought that most women make a great mistake in allowing dress to be the master instead of the servant of their good looks; many women were, she considered, entirely crushed and made insignificant by the beauty of their clothes.“
— Ada Leverson British writer 1862 - 1933
Zdroj: Tenterhooks (1912), Chapter x.
„A woman is not complimentary to a man, but she embodies his lack (which is why Lacan can say that a beautiful woman is a perfect incarnation of man's castration).“
— Slavoj Žižek, kniha The Sublime Object of Ideology
The Sublime Object of Ideology (1989)
„A woman half dressed seemed to have some power, but a man was simply not as handsome as when he was naked, and not as secure as when he was clothed.“
— John Irving, kniha Svět podle Garpa
Zdroj: The World According to Garp
— Sherry Argov American writer 1977
Zdroj: Why Men Love Bitches: From Doormat to Dreamgirl—A Woman's Guide to Holding Her Own in a Relationship
„Just as 'beauty' is not related to sex, neither is it related to love. Even having it does not bestow love on a woman, though the beauty myth claims that it must. It is because 'beauty' is so hostile to love that many beautiful women are so cynical about men. […] The beautiful woman is excluded forever from the rewards and responsibilities of particular human love, for she cannot trust that any man will love her 'for herself alone.' A hellish doubt inheres in the myth that makes impersonal 'beauty' a prerequisite for love: Where does love go when beauty vanishes? And, if a woman cannot be loved 'for herself alone,' for whom is she being loved?“
— Naomi Wolf, kniha The Beauty Myth
Zdroj: The Beauty Myth (1991), Chapter 5 : 'Sex', p. 172
„The highest prize in a world of men is the most beautiful woman available on your arm and living there in her heart loyal to you.“
— Norman Mailer American novelist, journalist, essayist, playwright, film maker, actor and political candidate 1923 - 2007
On Joe DiMaggio's marriage to Marilyn Monroe, in Marilyn (1973)
— Joanne Harris, kniha Five Quarters of the Orange
Zdroj: Five Quarters of the Orange
„It is a woman's outstanding characteristic that she can do anything for the love of a man. But those women who can achieve something important for the love of a thing are most exceptional, because this does not really agree with their nature. Love for a thing is a man's prerogative. But since masculine and feminine elements are united in our human nature, a man can live in the feminine part of himself, I and a woman in her masculine part. None the less the feminine element in man is only something in the background, as is the masculine element in woman. If one lives out the opposite sex in oneself one is living in one's own background, and one's real individuality suffers. A man should live as a man and a woman as a woman.“
— C.G. Jung Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist who founded analytical psychology 1875 - 1961
Zdroj: "Woman in Europe" (1927), P. 243
„Love makes a woman beautiful –
but beauty does not have such power, beauty cannot make a woman worthy of love.“
— Walther von der Vogelweide Middle High German lyric poet 1170 - 1230
Liebe machet schoene wîp:
desn mac diu schoene niht getuon, sin machet niemer lieben lîp.
"Herzeliebez vrowelîn", line 17; translation from Frederick Goldin German and Italian Lyrics of the Middle Ages (New York: Anchor, 1973) p. 121.
„When a husbandless woman is attacked by an aggressive man, she takes his action to be mercy. A woman is generally very much attracted by a man’s long arms. A serpent’s body is round, and it becomes narrower and thinner at the end. The beautiful arms of a man appear to a woman just like serpents, and she very much desires to be embraced by such arms. The word anatha-varga is very significant in this verse. Natha means “husband,” and a means “without.” A young woman who has no husband is called anatha, meaning “one who is not protected.” As soon as a woman attains the age of puberty, she immediately becomes very much agitated by sexual desire. It is therefore the duty of the father to get his daughter married before she attains puberty. Otherwise she will be very much mortified by not having a husband. Anyone who satisfies her desire for sex at that age becomes a great object of satisfaction. It is a psychological fact that when a woman at the age of puberty meets a man and the man satisfies her sexually, she will love that man for the rest of her life, regardless who he is. Thus so-called love within this material world is nothing but sexual satisfaction.“
— A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Indian guru 1896 - 1977
Srimad Bhagavatam, Bhaktivedanta Book Trust, 1999. Canto 4, Chapter 25, verse 42, purport. Vedabase http://www.vedabase.com/en/sb/4/25/42
Quotes from Books: Loving God, Quotes from Books: Regression of Women's Rights
— Edith Wharton, kniha The House of Mirth
Zdroj: The House of Mirth
— Lawrence Durrell, The Alexandria Quartet
The Alexandria Quartet (1957–1960), Justine (1957)
„It is a common saying that the most beautiful woman in the world can only give what she has. This is entirely false. She gives exactly what the recipient thinks he has received; for imagination fixes the value of this sort of favour.“
— Nicolas Chamfort French writer 1741 - 1794
On dit communément: la plus belle femme du monde ne peut donner que ce qu'elle a; ce qui est très faux: elle donne précisément ce qu'on croit recevoir, puisqu'en ce genre, c'est l'imagination qui fait le prix de ce qu'on reçoit.
Maximes et Pensées, #383
Maxims and Considerations, #383
— Antoine François Prévost French novelist 1697 - 1763
Rien n'est plus capable d'inspirer du courage à une femme que l'intrépidité d'un homme qu'elle aime.
Part 2, p. 227; translation p. 132.
L'Histoire du chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut (1731)