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"Macho doesn't prove mucho." - Zsa Zsa Gabor

"Macho does not prove mucho" - Zsa Zsa Gabor

"Macho does not prove mucho." - Zsa Zsa Gabor

"No, no," Leo said. "Rainbows. Very macho." - Rick Riordan

"Butch (definition): Macho with a purse." - Richard Summerbell

"Comedy is actually very macho driven." - Scott Thompson

"I don't like being called 'macho.' Macho basically means stupid and a real Italian man is not macho, he's smart. That's smart in both senses: elegant and clever." - Andrea Bocelli

"Our gays are more macho than their straights." - Ann Coulter

"If I'm androgynous, I'd say I lean toward macho-androgynous." - John Travolta

"Strict ideology is for women what macho is for men." - Warren Farrell

"I'm not trying to be macho, I promise you." - Daniel Craig

"I'm hardly macho. I present myself as very unnoticeable." - Garry Wills

"When you're a man you try and be macho." - Frank Bruno

"in the summertime sometimes i sleep macho: ah, white t-shirt, no underpants. Sleeping macho looks very attractive on a man. I feel like it helps me breathe." - Ze Frank

"Hulkamania is like a single grain of sand in the Sahara desert that is Macho Madness." - Randy Savage

"In a male-dominated environment, things are very macho, and you can't show weakness..." - Hyder Akbar

"First of all, never play macho man with the market. Second, never overtrade." - Paul Tudor Jones

"Looks like macho boy's cool just melted like a Slush Puppie in August." - Darynda Jones

"Being a man (male "macho") does not give you right to anything." - Manuel Puig

"I'm not macho. I'm very open about things. I don't try to hide my feelings." - Jason Diamond

"Impulse buying is not macho. Men rarely call the Home Shopping Network." - Rita Rudner

"In an ordinary suit and tie, I'd look like a little macho. I'd be ridiculous." - Azzedine Alaia

"I love playing the macho guy who looks like an idiot." - Will Ferrell

"I'm so not macho. It's crazy. My man cave is so not a man cave." - Dave Grohl

"A lot of gay men are in delusion if they think they're super macho." - Scott Thompson

"When I see these guys write all this macho stuff I want to smash their heads." - John Turturro

"I'm not macho, I'm not a Mel Gibson sort of person." - Ang Lee

"Some men are so macho they'll get you pregnant just to kill a rabbit." - Maureen Murphy

"John Wayne treated me fine, but that macho stuff turns me off. It's not real." - Tab Hunter

"I grew up in such a macho family. I had a former Green Beret for a dad, a mom who's really rough-and-tumble, and three very macho brothers." - Hilarie Burton

"That macho protective bullshit is just some asshat man pissing on his territory so the other dogs will stay away." - Tammara Webber

"Your mom is a rainbow goddess?" "You got a problem with that?" "No, no. Rainbows. Very macho." - Rick Riordan

"A lot of men wouldn't like being called a romantic. It's not macho enough.' Quite often men are fools." - P C Cast

"The nerd flavor of masculinity has overwhelmed the macho kind in real-life power dynamics, and therefore in popular culture." - Jaron Lanier

"Young guys don't tend to want to portray people who have frailties or are less than macho." - Samuel L Jackson

"The world of sports is still very macho and doesn't endorse same-sex couples and gay sexual orientation." - James Paxton

"Mother Teresa, you could say many things about her, but certainly you would not say she was macho. Anything but." - Desmond Tutu

"Many sports, not just football, have kind of the macho meathead mentality where innovation is almost frowned upon." - Lawrence Jackson

"I am not metrosexual. I am not macho. I am normal. I don't even wear nail paint." - Arjun Rampal

"Art is based on emotion, but being macho is based on ego; the wall protecting that emotion." - Miguel

"I wouldn't want to lose out on my macho action movie just because I told people I was queer." - Ezra Miller

"I've always had a problem with the average macho man - they've always been a threat to me." - Kurt Cobain

"Unfortunately we - and I'm speaking not for Latin America but for Mexico because that's where I come from - we still, I think, are a little bit macho. Not that we only live in a macho world, but we also think as a macho world; even the women, you know? The women in Mexico, because that's the way we were raised." - Kate Del Castillo

"One thing I want to teach my son is sensitivity to other people. I want to teach him not to be this macho freak." - Billie Joe Armstrong

"I believe there's a huge distinction between un macho and a real man. I don't think you have to be one to be another." - Benjamin Bratt

"Then I realized that most of the world's problems stemmed from macho dickheadism, and if I cold defeat that I could save the world." - Carrie Vaughn

"This guy says, "I'm perfect for you, 'cause I'm a cross between a macho man and a sensitive man." I said, "Oh, a gay trucker?"" - Judy Tenuta

"Leo: Rainbows. Very macho. Annabeth: Butch is our best equestrian, he gets along great with the pegasi. Leo: Rainbows, ponies... Butch: I'm gonna toss you off this chariot." - Rick Riordan

"I can't be someone I'm not. I try to be a warrior on the court, but where I come from, being macho doesn't get you anywhere." - Antonio McDyess

"I've met a lot of the astronauts, which was such an incredible experience. They're all very macho guys, like fighter pilots, but then there's a mysticism about them." - Lily Koppel

"There's always a tug of war. Like, in the States, in America, there's certainly a higher quotient, I would imagine, of, like, macho, like, masculinity posturing." - Kehinde Wiley

"I think the macho mystique was far more a guiding principle in our Dad's generation than ours, the 'strong silent type' was much more common." - James Redford

"Part of my family were ranchers. So you were expected to be quite macho. You weren't expected to cry. I was the exact opposite of that." - Tom Ford

"I always thought that dads in the old days where rather macho types who wouldn't get close to a baby, let alone change nappies." - Bernie Ecclestone

"There are very few comics that understand about exciting the crowd, and that's what I always prided myself on: giving a more confident macho attitude towards delivering material." - Andrew Dice Clay

"Some actors, they have to carry this macho, very masculine element to them, but it's difficult for me to understand that." - Romain Duris

"Contrary to the macho culture of Mexico, both my grandmothers were very brave young widows. I was always very close to these hard-working, intelligent women." - Carlos Fuentes

"I despise stereotypes. A gay man can be a macho athlete, or he can be an interior designer or any career in between." - Lori Foster

"People that are uptight about the kiss on the magazine are the same people that are gonna be watching macho football players in tight pants wrestle around and slap each other on the butt and think it's the all Russian macho thing to do." - Flea

"Can you stand? (Aimee) I'm not helpless. (Fang) Oh, look! Mr. Macho is back in all his glory. Hello, Mr. Macho, it's so not good to see you again. But you know, Mr. Macho, that you"ve been bedridden to the point that your legs are' used to carrying your weight and you're not really human. So if you want to get up and fall, gods forbid I do anything to stop it. After all, I live for America's Funniest Home Videos. Should I fetch a camcorder now? (Aimee)" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"Can you stand? (Aimee) I'm not helpless. (Fang) Oh, look! Mr. Macho is back in all his glory. Hello, Mr. Macho, it's so not good to see you again. But you know, Mr. Macho, that you've been bedridden to the point that your legs aren't used to carrying your weight and you're not really human. So if you want to get up and fall, gods forbid I do anything to stop it. After all, I live for America's Funniest Home Videos. Should I fetch a camcorder now? (Aimee)" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"Many of my favorite survivors in fiction show that it may not be the most muscled, macho or mighty people who pull through. A strong mind and body arent always enough. You might also need a resilient heart." - Claire Cameron

"The road climbed into the mountains, Jonah taking the hairpin curves as fast as he dared. "You look so macho clutching the door handle that way," he said to Hamilton. "Just...be...careful," Hamilton said through clenched teeth." - Judy Blundell

"NBC's a little jealous of CNN correspondent Wolf Blitzer. They want to get a reporter with a macho-sounding name too, so they're changing Irving R. Levine's name to Scud Shrapnel." - Johnny Carson

"I actually don't like hip hop much; the music is too cliched, the subculture, especially the macho strutting of gangsta rappers, isn't my thing. But, at the same time, rap is a simple, direct and strong musical language." - Shahin Najafi

"A macho attitude is totally to my advantage. Guys try to hit it 400 feet out of the park, but in softball you have to use a short, quick swing. Big, huge swings equal big, huge strikeouts." - Jennie Finch

"no one has ever accused Texas of being in the vanguard of social progress. This is the most macho state in the U.S. of A. By lore, legend, and fact, Texas is 'hell' on women and horses." - Molly Ivins

"Rex brings out the macho talk and tells everyone this is what we're going to be and what we're going to do. And you see what happened. The players did it. It worked." - Ladainian Tomlinson

"Fascistic leaders are aggressively macho and chauvinistic. They are xenophobic about people who they portray as outsiders or some sort of threat to the nation or as weaklings they can denounce." - Rachel Maddow

"I hate a macho sort who doesn't cry. They have to be a bit sensitive, don't they? One guy even said to me at a pub, "Do you come here often?" Thats an awful line." - Emma Bunton

"I was a working-class macho guy who was used to being served and Yoko didn't buy that. From the day I met her, she demanded equal time, equal space, equal rights." - John Lennon

"I've been with police on patrol. When you have a gun, you just feel different. There's a protective level and you feel all those feelings. You feel a little bit macho and a little bit frightened." - Matt Servitto

"I grew up in the projects with four older brothers. And there were tough, macho gangsters, drug dealers, killers, and thugs all in my neighborhood. And they were afraid of my mother. So, yeah, I know some strong women." - Michael Che

"We dance with women in groups, but it is very rare that you have a partner that is a woman. The dance world is very macho - woman, boy, always couples, and it's very standardized." - Blanca Li

"Hollywood needs to make a better job of making sure we explore the other side the spectrum. If you have a very macho guy, maybe have more of the opposite who aren't like that, who can still get the girl." - Cristela Alonzo

"I was bullied pretty badly especially in middle school. High school was not as bad as middle school, but I was not a macho kid at all. And the kids saw me as different from a very, very early age." - Cleve Jones

"I know plenty of hyper-intelligent metal people, but at the same time, there's this dumbass, hardheaded, macho attitude associated with it. For younger people, it's like a succubus." - Blake Judd

"It is unmanly. It is not some expression of macho virtue. It is the absolute antithesis of this. Real men don't bully women and children. Respect for women ... is so important." - Malcolm Turnbull

"Women have always had equal importance onstage, and working with them must have altered my sensibilities. I've never felt sensitive to the whole issue, because being macho has never been a problem with me." - Al Pacino

"Guys want a 500 horsepower car. I'd rather have one horsepower - in a horse. That's macho. You go to pick up your date and you show up on a horse." - Bryan Callen

"Many of my favorite survivors in fiction show that it may not be the most muscled, macho or mighty people who pull through. A strong mind and body aren't always enough. You might also need a resilient heart." - Claire Cameron

"This is extremely challenging when you sound like a 12-year-old girl, and you decide your first personal endeavor is to play, like, a - like, a very macho dude." - Mindy Kaling

"We're working to overcome the overly macho nature of the current online console game world, where a handful of the high testosterone crowd fight for supremacy, while the mass of casual game players stay away." - Reggie Fils-Aime

"The most gentle people in the world are macho males, people who are confident in their masculinity and have a feeling of well-being in themselves. They don't have to kick in doors, mistreat women, or make fun of gays." - Clint Eastwood

"As an actor, it's fun to play guys who aren't just locked into a male pattern, but a lot of guys you're asked to play are fairly macho and have a certain rigid standard they're living by." - Fred Ward

"La Mancha is a very macho, chauvinistic society. I saw very clearly that my life had to be in Madrid, and I liberated myself from my mum and dad after high school." - Pedro Almodovar

"By definition, gay is smart. I see plenty of macho heterosexual idiots, but nine times out of 10 you can have a great conversation if you find a gay guy." - Jason Bateman

"When my nephew was 3 and 4, he would say the most genius things. He said, You're hammer macho with FBI dogs. I thought it was just one of those great lines." - Beck

"I'd like someone tall, dark and nice. Independent and confident. Not a macho man. Perhaps a little bit girly, in a way. The key for me is if we can cry with laughter." - Miranda Hart

"I actually struggled through teaching myself to cook because I'm completely ignorant in the kitchen. So I did really macho things like trying to make my own curry. Really hardcore stuff." - Simon Helberg

"As blue chips turn into penny stocks, Wall Street seems less like a symbol of America's macho capitalism and more like that famous Jane Austen character Mrs. Bennet, a flibbertigibbet always anxious about getting richer and her 'poor nerves.'" - Maureen Dowd

"I guess you just feel like there's a whole story that's not being told in movies. You're only seeing the macho guy version of a story that from the woman's side, may be completely different." - Heather Graham

"Developers need to start moving away from the entitled macho-male power fantasy in their games. They need to recognize that there are wider stories that they can tell." - Anita Sarkeesian

"The time for invisible boundaries that guard the 'purity' of gaming as a niche subculture is over. The violent macho power fantasy will no longer define what gaming is all about." - Anita Sarkeesian

"My dad liked more macho adventure books like Shogun or spy novels. My mother reads murder mysteries. In fact, so does her mother, my grandma. That's where I trace the familial line of murder mystery obsession." - Christopher Bollen

"I had always functioned with dignity, wanting to appear intelligent, macho, never vulnerable or insecure. But now I realize that... a part of these comic characters is a fundamental part of me too." - Leslie Nielsen

"Putin himself is a character out of fiction, an uber-macho former Soviet thug running a massive, expansionist kleptocracy. The man stages photographs riding horses barechested and hunting tigers. His enemies find themselves on the wrong end of radioactive poisoning." - Ben Shapiro

"The three actors I admire the most are all dead. Humphrey Bogart, Spencer Tracy and the French actor, Jean Gabin. They're all very natural, sort of masculine without being overly macho." - Michael Caine

"I've been fortunate. I've worked in a lot of things where I had those kinds of experiences with actors who were perceived as very macho guys, everybody from Lee Marvin to Charlie Bronson to Harrison Ford to Robert Shaw." - Carl Weathers

"You know how macho boys get when they're all together? Well, the set of 'Desperado' was like that. They were all trying to put me down, saying, 'Bring on the stuntwoman, Salma can't do that.' But I did everything." - Salma Hayek

"I'm a UFC fighter, a macho-type sport. I am a heterosexual guy in a tough macho sport, which is exactly the reason I feel a duty to say I support gay marriage and gay rights. I have nothing to gain personally from supporting this issue, and that's the point. Society as a whole is better when there is equality, and I want to live in a country where everyone has the same rights because we all benefit from that" - Rashad Evans

"What Rob Brezsny does with words is grammarye, the Old English term for magic. With his strange brew of macho feminism and poetic rationalism, Brezsny weaves a yarn crazy enough to be true and real enough to subvert the literalist virus of cynicism now immobilizing the collective mindscape." - Antero Alli

"The music's rehearsed a lot. All people think about is, they think, in rock 'n' roll, they get the music off right and they think it's okay standing, looking macho. Well, it's not. That's boring. If you want to be a performer you've got to do a lot more work than that." - Mick Jagger

"The scorn directed against drags is especially virulent; they have become the outcasts of gay life, the "queers" of homosexuality.In fact, they are classic scapegoats. Our old fears about our sissiness, still with us though masked by the new macho fascism, are now located, isolated, quarantined through our persecution of the transvestite." - Edmund White

"Early on, I used to think it was really cool and macho to jump out of the car and tackle the bad guy. But then when you see the stunts in the movie, you realize it could've been a lady in a poncho." - Charlie Sheen

"First if all, never play macho man in the market. Second, never overtrade. My major problem was not the number of points I lost on the trade, but that I was trading far too many contracts relative to the equity in the accounts that I handled." - Paul Tudor Jones

"Gays are the best, though - we just did Gay Pride in Long Beach and in Tampa. And they're the best audience. They're so enthusiastic. They come dressed up - it's really fun. They're crazy and I love them. They're sweet as can be. Even my macho husband, he has a great time, too. He's so cool, he doesn't care. He loves them." - Pat Benatar

"I developed physically and mentally to take such a big step in my life and in my profession, which is boxing, knowing that it would have pros and cons, highs and lows in this sport that is so macho. I kept this hidden for many, many years." - Orlando Cruz

"An accent mark, perhaps, instead of a whole western accent - a point of punctuation rather than a uniform twang. That is how it should be worn: as a quiet point of character reference, an apt phrase of sartorial allusion - macho, sotto voce." - Phil Patton

"I'd like to be the John Wayne of the '90s. Not in terms of being the macho guy, but as a solid male leading character. Making an action-adventure comedy that kids can see with their families is a natural extension of what I did in wrestling." - Hulk Hogan

"Alright, macho babe boy, I'm not some little ditz to bat my eyelashes at the buff stud in black leather. Don't try your he-man tactics with me. I'll have you know, in my office, I'm known as the ball-breaker. (Amanda)" - Sherrilyn Kenyon

"Led Zeppelin didn't get that kind of Beatles screaming. We had a more sort of macho crowd. But I remember once in the early days of The Yardbirds, we were playing on an ice rink, and the stage was mobbed by screaming girls. I had my clothes torn off me. That's a really uncomfortable experience, let me tell you." - Jimmy Page

"I learned a long time ago that you don't have to go around using bad language and trying to hurt people to show how macho you are. That stuff won't get you anywhere, it just shows lack of vocabulary and character." - Bobby Bowden

"You can't ask a guy like me why [I performed]. I really wanted to fly through the air. I was a daredevil, a performer. I loved the thrill, the money, the whole macho thing. All those things made me Evel Knievel. Sure, I was scared. You gotta be an ass not to be scared. But I beat the hell out of death." - Evel Knievel

"As boys without bonds to their fathers grow older and more desperate about their masculinity, they are in danger of forming gangs in which they strut their masculinity for one another, often overdo it, and sometimes turn to displays of fierce, macho bravado and even violence." - Frank Pittman

"I am attracted to a thug. I like that quality, but I like the other side of it, too. Because all guys who go around behaving in macho ways are really scared little girls. So you have to look beneath the surface. There's a difference between my ideal man and a man that I'm sexually attracted to, believe me. Therein lies the rub." - Madonna Ciccone

"Most authors liken the struggle of writing to something mighty and macho, like wrestling a bear. Writing a book is nothing like that. It is a small, slow crawl to the finish line. Honestly, I have moments when I don't even care if anyone reads this book. I just want to finish it." - Amy Poehler

"Margaret Thatcher drove us like there was no tomorrow. But I think there is a genuine feeling now that this macho, workaholic, earn lots of money way of life has run its course. There has been a shift in attitude. People are looking for a more balanced approach." - Edwina Currie

""Authenticity" doesn't mean much to me. I just want "good", in the sense of well-designed, well-constructed, long-lasting garments. My interest in military clothing stems from that. It's not about macho, playing soldiers, anything militaristic. It's the functionality, the design-solutions, the durability. Likewise workwear." - William Gibson

"In Australia surfing was for the oiks. It was always rebellious. And sadly it was for a long time a bit unreflective and macho and anti-intellectual. Unlike other sports it was essentially a youth cult, like rock and roll. But like rock and roll its people grew up." - Tim Winton

"Most people would say "Ah, Mahatma Gandhi, what a wonderful man, Mother Teresa, maybe Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, Dalai Lama." And when you look at those people it's not the macho, aggressive, successful people, we may envy them, their bank balances and kind of thing, yes and for being successful. But we do not revere them." - Desmond Tutu

"It is possible to tell things by a handshake. I like the "looking in the eye" syndrome. It conveys interest. I like the firm, though not bone crushing shake. The bone crusher is trying too hard to "macho it." The clammy or diffident handshake fairly or unfairly get me off to a bad start with a person." - George H W Bush

"You gotta be cool when you're macho man, cuz you can't be sensitive and care about someone having a good time in bed, cuz that's too scary... When you don't use sensitivity when you're having sex, or share some of your soul, nothing gonna happen, because men really get afraid. Men really get scared in bed." - Richard Pryor

"I knew I was different. I thought that I might be gay or something because I couldn't identify with any of the guys at all. None of them liked art or music. They just wanted to fight and get laid. It was many years ago but it gave me this real hatred for the average American macho male." - Kurt Cobain

"It was the wife, John thought. And she was giving this tough guy a tongue-lashing. And the man was taking it. "Okay. I love you. Bye." Tohrment flipped the phone closed and put it in his pocket. When he focused on John again, he clearly respected his wife enough not to roll his eyes and make some macho, shithead comment about pesky women." - J.R. Ward

"My dad's a beautiful man, but like a lot of Mexican men, or men in general, a lot of men have a problem with the balance of masculinity and femininity - intuition and compassion and tenderness - and get overboard with the macho thing. It took him a while to become more, I would say, conscious, evolved." - Carlos Santana

"A guy is a lump like a doughnut. So, first you gotta get rid of all the stuff his mom did to him. And then you gotta get rid of all that macho crap that they pick up from beer commercials. And then there's my personal favorite, the male ego." - Roseanne Barr

"The whole macho thing has to be reexamined. Because in my view, the Bush administration was weak, not strong. To engage in a policy of torture is a weak policy. Because ultimately, it encourages the terrorists. It undermines our own values. It corrupts our system. And it doesn't get good intelligence." - Alex Gibney

"There was a minor burst of macho nuttiness after 'Jaws' came out, in which people would go off in shark tournaments and come back holding the bloody heads of these animals and say, 'Look what I did.' But they've been doing that for hundreds of thousands of years anyway." - Peter Benchley

"Whenever I say I made a record in the garage, people just assume that I have, like, a Lear jet parked in there or something. But really there's old luggage, a couple of bikes. It's big enough to put one minivan in. That's it. No dartboard. I'm so not macho." - Dave Grohl

"Some boys accepted me, some didn't. And my family had comments made to them. Brazil is still a very macho society, and sports are mainly for boys, so people would say to them: 'What is this girl doing? Why is she always out there in the soccer games with the boys?'" - Marta

"The simple reason no embryo can develop without at least one X chromosome is that it's the X, not the Y, that is loaded with important genes. The X carries many of the genes required for muscle development, blood clotting, and color vision. It even carries the gene that enables the body to respond to that most macho of all hormones, testosterone." - Kenneth R Miller

"All girls like guys who are tough. Obviously, riding a motorcycle - I don't want to say that there's a bad boy quality - but there's definitely a tough and macho thing about a guy who rides a motorcycles and that element of danger. That's really sexy." - Marisa Miller

"It's an experience I'd like to add to the chorus, that these blue-collar, macho men, like my older brother, had the capacity to say: 'I don't care, I love you anyway.' There are young kids thinking: 'I'll never come out because it's too hard in our communities.' But I'm saying maybe your story can be similar to mine." - Colman Domingo

"It is possible to tell things by a handshake. I like the "looking in the eye" syndrome. It conveys interest. I like the firm, though not bone crushing shake. The bone crusher is trying too hard to "macho it." The clammy or diffident handshake ? fairly or unfairly ? get me off to a bad start with a person." - George H W Bush

"I find solace in animals. I have got a stray dog at home called Candy. I picked it up while I was waiting at the airport one day. I always wanted to have a 'macho' dog but got this sweet little thing instead." - Randeep Hooda

"Companies that do not actively practice, study, and plan for crisis communications - as well, of course, crisis management - are doomed to fail when a crisis befalls them. Crises are, in a word, inevitable, and those macho companies that think, "it can't happen here," or if it does, "I can handle it," will suffer the hardest failures." - Steven Fink

"It's a big deal about whether or not gays can march in the St. Patrick's Day Parade and I have to say that on some level I kind of see their point. Because when you think about it, it is a real macho heterosexual event. Bunch of guys in short skirts on a cart made of rose pedals sharing a bag pipe. That's not for sissies." - Laura Kightlinger

"There's something really the matter with most people who wear tattoos. There's at least some terrible story. I know from experience that there's always something terribly flawed about people who are tattooed, above some little something that Johnny had done in the Navy, even though that's a bad sign...It's terrible. Psychologically it's crazy. Most people who are tattooed, it's the sign of some feeling of inferiority, they're trying to establish some macho identification for themselves." - Truman Capote

"Rumors went round that I might be gay. In some ways, I was happy w/ this. Larry Rivers proved to me that a gay man could be wild, attractive, and courageous; in any case one's sexuality was becoming less of an issue every day. One of the great things about the British Mod movement was that being macho was no longer the only measure of manhood." - Pete Townshend

"Macho in a different sense, the kind of things that we think makes us a man. It doesn't really exist right now. I really don't want it to seem that I think it's a problem that women are in development, I don't think it's as problem at all, I just think it's an interesting time that we're in. And maybe long overdue - maybe television for a long time was made for men and it's long overdue." - Edward Allen Bernero

"Democrats should run Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for president. He's more coherent than Dennis Kucinich, he dresses like their base, he's more macho than John Edwards, and he's willing to show up at a forum where he might get one hostile question - unlike the current Democratic candidates for president who won't debate on Fox News Channel. He's not married to an impeached president, and the name Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is surely no more frightening than B. Hussein Obama." - Ann Coulter

"In all honesty, because my name is Cinco and I grew up in Phoenix, I had a lot of exposure to Latin culture and those sorts of things, and that inspired the idea of this villain, El Macho. The name came first and everything else came after that. We loved the idea of this villain. Ken actually has a lot of Latino roots in his family, too." - Cinco Paul

"When I think of [my relationship with Gable], considering the way it started, it was curious. We became devoted to each other. We weren't lovers-he was in love with Carole Lombard...we eventually became more like siblings. Nobody believes that and you can understand why...but our relationship was unique. Oh he sometimes gave me the macho routine when people were watching but he changed when we were alone." - Myrna Loy

"With the black male as a teenager, where you're coming from the ghettos and that kind of stuff, you've got to assert yourself, be macho, not let anybody walk over you, so that's where all this unnecessary bullshit comes from - from egos. That's why there are a lot of fights. That's how come the whole thing with rap has been violent. It's because of the male ego." - Q-Tip

"And the rules were so clear, you could not deviate from that all. And I think it especially damaged my sisters because there was nothing they could do to get my father's attention, to win his approval. They could not play sports. They could not do these other things. They could not be tough. They could not be macho. And so I think they suffered just from sheer neglect if nothing else." - Terry Gross

"I never in a million years thought I would be starring in Hairspray, ever. Because if you think about my past, it's been 30 years of playing a macho leading man, so when I was offered it, I said: "Why? Why me? What have I done to deserve that you think I should do this?" After much convincing, over a year and two months, I was convinced they wanted to make a great movie." - John Travolta

"The genetic stage of a gene pool can be identified by the personality characteristics of the local God. Jehovah of Genesis is a low-level barbarian macho punk God. He boastfully claims to have created the heaven and the stars and the world, but provides no technical details or replicable blueprints. His preoccupations, whims, anxieties, jealousies, rules and hatred of women are primitive mammalian brain. His petty prides are primate." - Timothy Leary

"I was a breed of people who aren't capable of doing anything, really. At college I began to get the idea that being macho wasn't the accepted norm in the liberal world, and especially the world I entered into, which was the artistic world. I had a lot of problems with that because I was struggling with the need to be proud of being a man, which wasn't something I was feeling." - Philip Seymour Hoffman

"And as for you Agent Pallas - man-to-man, if you ever insult my girl on national television again, I"ll..." he stopped. Everyone in the room waited, hanging. Jack raised an eyebrow. "Yes?" Collin turned to Cameron with a look of astonishment. "I"ve got nothing. I had this whole exit speech going and I was gonna end with some big macho threat but when I got there, it was like - bleh - nothing. That's a pisser." He appeared disgusted with himself, then shrugged it off. "Oh well. Catch you guys later." He strode out without a second glance." - Julie James



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