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Bobby Riggs Quotes

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If I am to be a chauvinist pig, I want to be the number one pig.
- Bobby Riggs

Billie and I did wonders for women's tennis.
They owe me a piece of their checks.
- Bobby Riggs

We want to keep the actual Civil War experience alive.
- Bobby Riggs

If I can't play for big money, I play for a little money.
And if I can't play for a little money,
I stay in bed that day.
- Bobby Riggs

 

I AM a male chauvinist.
Who's been saying otherwise?
- Joe Bob Briggs

Many societies have educated their male children
on the simple device of teaching them not to be women.
- Margaret Mead

You shall not covet your neighbor's house;
you shall not covet your neighbor's wife,
nor his male servant, nor his female servant,
nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor's.
- Exodus 20:17

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I refuse to consign the whole male sex to the nursery.
I insist on believing that some men are my equals.
- Brigid Brophy

Dad was the only adult male I ever trusted.
- Michael Reagan

Normally, an actress has to work to bring out her male side.
In our case, the dynamic is reversed.
The actor playing her modelled himself on Sharon Stone.
- Edward Hall

Apparently, the most difficult feat for a Cambridge
male is to accept a woman not merely as feeling,
not merely as thinking, but as managing a complex,
vital interweaving of both.
- Sylvia Plath

Society, being codified by man, decrees that woman is inferior;
she can do away with this inferiority only by destroying the male's superiority.
- Simone de Beauvoir

I really wanted to be born a woman.
It all started there.
A South American woman.
And I'm upset that I was born a white Jewish male.
I've been angry since.
- Fisher Stevens

We showed the industry that female artists could attract
the same audiences as the big male stars.
- Sarah McLachlan

The members of the court were just delighted to have a ninth member -
male or female.
They were all kind and welcoming.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

At male strip shows, it is still the women that we watch,
the audience of women and their eager faces.
They are more obscene than if they were dancing naked themselves.
- Jean Baudrillard

Because of our social circumstances,
male and female are really two cultures and their life
experiences are utterly different.
- Kate Millett

And we reduce almost all male-female problems by working
on both the female and the male.
And that usually means having both sexes take responsibility.
- Warren Farrell

We can no longer expect an Intelligence Community that
is mostly male and mostly white to be able to monitor
and infiltrate suspicious organizations or terrorist groups.
- Jane Harman

Next to the striking of fire and the discovery of the wheel,
the greatest triumph of what we call civilization was
the domestication of the human male.
- Max Lerner

The cool kindliness of sheets, that soon smooth away trouble;
and the rough male kiss of blankets.
- Rupert Brooke

Anytime I am around a male body part it is kind of exiting.
- Nicole Richie

I am one of the million or more male residents of the United Kingdom,
who a year ago had no special yearning towards military life,
but who joined the army after war was declared.
- Patrick MacGill

Angelina wanted to make sure that any fighting in the
movie would be comparable to any male actor.
Everything from stick fighting to horse riding was real to her.
- Jan de Bont

A lot of male actors are method actors and they become
the characters which they both were.
- Izabella Scorupco

In the sex war, thoughtlessness is the weapon of the male,
vindictiveness of the female.
- Cyril Connolly

I'm thrilled at the moment because our audiences,
you know, they...
the demographic is 50% male.
- Graeme Murphy

Money speaks, but it speaks with a male voice.
- Andrea Dworkin

A healthy male adult bore consumes each year one and
a half times his own weight in other people's patience.
- John Updike

I don't see any kind of mirror of power,
male power, that is, as a form of liberation.
I don't believe in an eye for an eye.
I don't believe this is truly freedom.
- Sandra Cisneros

My best male friend is my best friend until he crosses me.
We're all protective of the self.
- Neil LaBute

If God is male, then male is God.
The divine patriarch castrates women as long as he
is allowed to live on in the human imagination.
- Mary Daly

In all systems of theology the devil figures as a male person.
Yes, it is women who keep the church going.
- Don Marquis

There is a class system in acting just like in anything else.
Black females fall in a category below black male actors.
- Debra Wilson

I think male roles are generally much better written.
So for actresses, we're always dealing with trying
to inject a role with more truth than the writer possibly had in mind.
- Judy Davis

I am at war...
with the principal personage of traditional philosophy,
that abstract subject who masquerades as everyone and anyone,
but is really a male subject in disguise.
- Pam Gems

We need more male black teachers, tempting them with extra cash if necessary.
- Trevor Phillips

For the female of the species is more deadly than the male.
- Rudyard Kipling

Although approximately 80% of osteoporosis sufferers are women,
as the longevity of the male population increases,
the disease will assume increasing importance in men.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

We are constantly protecting the male ego,
and it's a disservice to men.
If a man has any sensitivity or intelligence,
he wants to get the straight scoop from his girlfriend.
- Betty Dodson

There is not many tenors in the male category and that makes me stick out.
- Bryan White

That common cold of the male psyche,
fear of commitment.
- Richard Schickel

Donna Mills came on the show as a female antagonist,
about a year before, so now they wanted to have a male antagonist.
I was cast as a Senator to shake things up.
- William Devane

What postmodernism gives us instead is a multicultural
defense for male violence -
a defense for it wherever it is,
which in effect is a pretty universal defense.
- Catharine MacKinnon

Male and female gossip also sounds different,
as women use more animated tones, more detail and more feedback.
- Kate Fox

Inside every adult male is a denied little boy.
- Nancy Friday

Why does everyone cling to the masculine imagery and
pronouns even though they are a mere linguistic device
that has never meant that God is male?
- Carol P. Christ

Even if you are divine, you don't disdain male consorts.
- Michelangelo

I have a lot of male friends.
- Joan Collins

You know, you go home and you try on a new mascara,
and I guess a male CEO can't do that.
- Andrea Jung

And I think a woman should find it a joy to be female
because God made both male and female.
- Little Richard

One of the things I really like about Ford's films
is how there is always a focus on the way characters live,
and not just the male heroes.
- Ken Burns

If we do no mean that God is male when we use masculine pronouns and imagery,
then why should there be any objections to using female
imagery and pronouns as well?
- Carol P. Christ

I like a lot of Margaret Atwood, I like much of Alice Munro.
Again, if you were to ask me about male writers,
there's often a novel I admire, but not all of their works.
- Ann Beattie

I had an obsession that I was male characters from movies.
- Illeana Douglas

I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness
of her experiences would more often than not reach
a better conclusion than a white male who hasn't lived that life.
- Sonia Sotomayor

Lesbian existence comprises both the breaking of a
taboo and the rejection of a compulsory way of life.
It is also a direct or indirect attack on the male
right of access to women.
- Adrienne Rich

I have often been asked why I am so fond of playing male parts.
As a matter of fact, it is not male parts,
but male brains that I prefer.
- Sarah Bernhardt

I come from the New York theatre world,
and I have a lot of gay male friends,
so this friendship of Will and Grace's isn't such a stretch.
- Debra Messing

For male and female alike, the bodies of the other
sex are messages signaling what we must do,
they are glowing signifiers of our own necessities.
- John Updike

The female of the genus homo is economically dependent on the male.
He is her food supply.
- Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Perhaps, all writers walk such a line.
In general - as we all do in our dreams -
I believe I put something of myself into all the characters in my novels,
male as well as female.
- Rose Tremain

It's always good when women win things in fiction because
it tends to be more male-dominated,
unlike poetry, which is more equal.
- Carol Ann Duffy

Sure, I did a lot of things in excess.
But if you look at the core, the foundation of what I pursued,
what red-blooded young American male in my position wouldn't?
- Charlie Sheen

There shall be no slave in your home,
male or female: Least of all the mother of your son.
- Franz Grillparzer

Male figure skating is different than female figure skating;
we're not America's sweetheart.
- Scott Hamilton

I do not expect the white media to create positive black male images.
- Huey Newton

It is well within the order of things that man should
listen when his mate sings;
but the true male never yet walked who liked to listen when his mate talked.
- Anna Wickham

To conclude that women are unfitted to the task of
our historic society seems to me the equivalent of
closing male eyes to female facts.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

As a male writer, women are always what men pursue,
and their world is always a mystery.
So I always tried to present as many views as possible on women's worlds.
- Gao Xingjian

Like when I had long hair, you kind of got male attention from everything.
But when you had short hair, it was a different kind
of man that was attracted to you or I found coming up.
- Ashley Scott


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