Quotations About
men

Faith: Every guy, from Manimal down to Mr. I-Love-The-English-Patient, has beast in him.

Beauty and the Beasts

Woman wants monogamy:
man delights in novelty.
Love is woman’s moon and sun;
man has other forms of fun.
Woman lives but in her lord;
Count to ten and man is bored.
With this the gist and sum of it,
What earthly good can come of it?

Posted in: Dorothy Parker

Gus: A man provides. And he does it even when he’s not appreciated, or respected, or even loved. He simply bears up and he does it. Because he’s a man.

Posted in: Breaking Bad

Frenchy: Men are rats. Listen to me, they’re fleas on rats. Worse than that, they’re amoebas on fleas on rats. I mean, they’re too low for even the dogs to bite. The only man a girl can depend on is her daddy.

Posted in: Grease

Carrie: Men in their forties are like the New York Times Sunday crossword puzzle: tricky, complicated, and you’re never really sure you got the right answer.

Posted in: Sex and the City

Sheperd: I gotta get her flowers.
Lewis: Here?
Robin: Now?
Sheperd: I broke our date. This is what men do.
Robin: It’s not what men do. I know no men who do that.

No man is offended by another man’s admiration of the woman he loves, it is the woman only who can make it a torment.

Posted in: Northanger Abbey

I have always felt that humor was a wonderful vehicle to let us become connected with each other and ourselves… I try to portray the similarities and polarities in men and women, so that we can acknowledge and embrace our collective consciousness.

Variety magazine (2003)
Posted in: Lily Tomlin

Behind every successful man is a surprised woman.

As reported in Shadow of Heaven: The Life of Lester Pearson by John English
Posted in: Maryon Pearson

A gentleman can live through anything.

The Reivers (1962)
Posted in: William Faulkner

Women do have an affinity for evil, for believing that no woman is to be trusted, but that some men are too innocent to protect themselves.

The Sound and the Fury (1929)
Posted in: William Faulkner

When a woman marries again it is because she detested her first husband. When a man marries again it is because he adored his first wife. Women try their luck; men risk theirs.

If high heels were so wonderful, men would be wearing them.

This quote is attributed / unsourced.
Posted in: Sue Grafton

Men marry because they are tired; women because they are curious; both are disappointed.

Every woman grows up to be her mother: it is her curse. No man does, and that is his.

This quote is attributed / unsourced.
Posted in: Oscar Wilde

It’s a proven fact, backed by simple math even my first grader can understand: the number of reviews of books by men is greater than the number of reviews of books by women; the number of male reviewers is greater than the number of female reviewers. Men, in other words, are still the arbiters of taste, the cultural gatekeepers, and the recipients of what little attention still gets paid to books.

"My So-Called 'Post-Feminist' Life in Arts and Letters", The Nation, April 29, 2013

In politics, if you want anything said, ask a man; if you want anything done, ask a woman.

Evening News newspaper of May 20, 1965. See also Quote Investigator.