Archive for the ‘quotations’ Category


May 7, 2009

Via Roissy:

Women are frail beings at the best of times and in their secret hearts are probably lovers of the unlimited. For the welfare of the breed, and the security of descent, they must be held in thorough subjection. Man has captured them and besides providing for, and protecting them it is necessary to keep them “on the chain” as it were. Woe unto him, woe unto them, and woe unto our Race, if ever these lovable creatures should break loose from mastership, and become the rulers or equals of Man. (But that is impossible.)

~Ragnar Redbeard, from the overwrought but intriguing Might is Right.

I sometimes read the traditionalist blog What’s Wrong With The World. Here are the blog’s essays on men and women.


Quotation of the Day

September 13, 2008

For men at most differ as Heaven and earth,
But women, worst and best, as Heaven and Hell.
— Alfred Lord Tennyson

August 2, 2008

“Woman is clay longing to become mire.”
~Victor Hugo, The Man Who Laughs

Mencken on Women

March 10, 2008

Normally, [women’s] weakness makes masculine protection necessary to their existence and to the exercise of their overpowering maternal instinct, and so their whole effort is to obtain this protection in the easiest way possible. The net result is that feminine morality is a morality of opportunism and imminent expediency, and that the normal woman has no respect for, and scarcely a conception of abstract truth. Thus is proved a fact noted by Schopenhauer and many other observers: that a woman seldom manifests any true sense of justice or of honor.

~H. L. Mencken

Well Said

March 4, 2008

“To be completely woman you need a master, and in him, a compass for your life. You need a man you can look up to and respect. If you dethrone him, it is no wonder that you are discontented, and discontented women are not loved for long.”
– Marlene Dietrich

“I’m in danger of telling you all about women, and you’ll probably run away.”
–John Erskine, Adam and Eve

“You know, the more I see of women, the more I think that there ought to be a law. Something has got to be done about this sex, or the whole fabric of Society will collapse, and then what silly asses we shall all look.”
~P.G. Wodehouse, The Code of the Woosters

“I’m not hysterical.”
“Of course you are. All women are. Their moments of calm are merely recuperative periods between outbursts.”
–Rex Stout

“A leitmotif in most of these fictions is the imperative to escape from women’s restraints in responding to evil. The premise is that women are too conciliatory, too likely to acquiesce in an evil rather than destroying it. As texts about manhood, these fictions echo and amplify themes from the men’s movement of the 1990s, suggesting that men must distance themselves from their mothers and other women so that they can re-establish contact with their “inner warriors” and with older men. These stories are thus a double denial of the democratic hope that our governed life consists of a community of all adults with equal rights. This articulation of the myth demands that the corrupted community, rather than setting itself right through a pragmatic politics of relative equals, be purged by spasms of violence controlled by lone males.”
~The Myth of the American Superhero