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Men Quotes Confirm: Can't Live With 'Em, Can't Kill 'Em

Posted April 11, 2012 by Denise Gangnes


Well, technically this blog is about "men quotes," but most entries found in this category on 1-Love-Quotes.com reflect that men are taking a beating by both sexes in the analysis of their emotional composition. Now don't go blaming females for the guy bashing. Men bash on themselves as well. Consider this quote about men by French dramatist Jean Anouilh, "If they only knew that it's enough to be just a little bit wounded and sad in order to obtain everything without fighting for it." Most women would completely agree, but since the French are known for being more in touch with their feelings, perhaps they don't represent the typical American or Italian male who boast more machismo than sensitivity.

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If it is true that vulnerability is rarely admitted by men, it is also eminently desired by women. What a shame there aren't more men quotes reflecting the admirable male who isn't afraid to express his feelings and cry during a sappy movie. Arianna Stassinopoulos (now Huffington) supposes "Not only is it harder to be a man, it is also harder to become one." I'm assuming she's not talking about a sex change but rather the maturity process that takes much longer in some men than others. Of course, Arianna has never held back in expressing herself. Maybe all that goat cheese makes her super spunky.

So are guys taking a bad rap? Men quotes might suggest that the female of the species greatly affect the shaping of their spouse or partner. I have often been disappointed in my ability to mold my husband into the shape I most desire; evidently my genetics lack in artistic talent. Consider James Barrie's observation that "Men's second childhood begins when a woman gets a hold of him". Assuming he's not referring to the act of nursing, Barrie could be suggesting that man becomes dependent on women in a relationship (as in a mother/son twisted Freudian way), or conversely, he alludes to the dense cloud of immaturity that settles on the partnership once a man knows he doesn't have to keep up the exhausting façade of sophistication. This can occur immediately after the ring is embedded onto the finger. Women are nodding; men should probably be infuriated. Sorry guys; evidently you're making your own bed (so to speak).

Marilyn Monroe. Now there's a girl who understood testosterone. Behind that bubble- headed façade was an intelligent, insightful woman who had her share of infamous experiences with the opposite sex. Perhaps the superficial adoration by the general public spawned her search for relationships that were more than just physical, as she notes, "The real lover is the man who can thrill you just by touching your head or smiling into your eyes or by just staring into space."

Men quotes confirm that women have a huge impact on their ego: "If it weren't for marriage, men would spend their lives thinking they had no faults at all." Cheer up, guys. There's hope, especially if you're evolved enough to take your cue from one of the manliest role models of all, Clark Gable. He lived life "his way" and women adored him for it. So let's wrap up today with his memorable men quote, "The things a man has to have are hope and confidence in himself against odds, and sometimes he needs somebody, his pal or his mother or his wife or God, to give him that confidence. He's got to have some inner standards worth fighting for or there won't be any way to bring him into conflict. And he must be ready to choose death before dishonor without making too much song and dance about it. That's all there is to it."


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