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"Masculine and feminine, vertical and horizontal." - Piet Mondrian

"Debate is masculine, conversation is feminine." - Amos Bronson Alcott

"Words are feminine; deeds are masculine." - Baltasar Gracian

"The masculine DOES while the feminine IS. Major in the feminine, but minor in the masculine." - Marianne Williamson

"The feminine vanity-case is the graveyard of masculine illusions." - Helen Rowland

"There is no wholly masculine man, no purely feminine woman." - Margaret Fuller

"The feminine vanity case is the grave of masculine illusions." - Helen Rowland

"Feminine virtue is nothing but a convenient masculine invention." - Ninon De Lenclos

"Purity is the feminine, truth the masculine of honor." - David Hare

"Feminine virtue is nothing but a convenient masculine invention." - Ninon de L'Enclos

"What is masculine and what is feminine, anyway?" - Jean Paul Gaultier

"Masculine and feminine aspects exist in all beings." - David Deida

"The Feminine Connects With Love, The Masculine Connects With Respect" - Faisal Khokhar

"The feminine values are the fountain of bliss. Know the masculine, Keep to the feminine." - Laozi

"Masculine republics give way to feminine democracies, and feminine democracies give way to tyranny." - Aristotle

"I definitely believe that we really need to stop putting things in masculine and feminine boxes and realize that men and women both contain masculine and feminine energy." - Nelly Furtado

"The Masculine State expels alien races; The Super Masculine State kills them. The Feminine State admits alien races; The Super Feminine State interbreeds with them." - Simon Sheppard

"It's still feminine, but not in a romantic way. It's all about masculine and feminine, and being strong." - Miuccia Prada

"What is most beautiful in virile men is something feminine; what is most beautiful in feminine women is something masculine." - Susan Sontag

"We are born male or female, but not masculine or feminine." - Sandra Bartky

"There's something about the Strat's shape that is at once masculine and feminine" - Bonnie Raitt

"The union of feminine and masculine energies within the individual is the basis of all creation." - Shakti Gawain

"Paradoxically, when females reject the male, they usurp the masculine role and abandon the feminine one." - Henry Makow

"The world was very feminine when I was young. And now it's very masculine." - Quentin Crisp

"The Super Masculine State dominates; The Super Feminine State becomes extinct." - Simon Sheppard

"What makes a gay icon is someone who possesses both masculine and feminine qualities simultaneously." - RuPaul

"Ideally, people find mates with whom they can express both their masculine and feminine sides." - Scott Bakula

"Feminine passion is to masculine as an epic is to an epigram." - Karl Kraus

"Nothing is either all masculine or all feminine except having sex." - Marlo Thomas

"Masculine and feminine roles are not biologically fixed but socially constructed." - Judith Butler

"Women can feel masculine integrity" - Amber Lupton

"The tension in the world is the tension between the ego and the feminine, not between the masculine and the feminine." - Terence Mckenna

"What is the most beautiful in virile men is something feminine; what is most beautiful in feminine women is something masculine." - Susan Sontag

"My style very much leans towards the masculine, but I think I am feminine in it - I like the feminine body in masculine shapes. The androgynous look suits me." - Charlotte Rampling

"Composing a piece of music is very feminine. It is sensitive, emotional, contemplative. By comparison, doing housework is positively masculine." - Barbara Kolb

"I've been really into boyfriend blazers, I like mixing tweeds with floral fabrics. The masculine and feminine look." - Milla Jovovich

"There is a kind of universality in the human condition, masculine or feminine. That's one thing I continue to believe." - Simone De Beauvoir

"Women's liberation is the liberation of the feminine in the man and the masculine in the woman." - Corita Kent

"It's very hard as a tall woman to remove your deliberately pronounced feminine aspects and look more masculine." - Gwendoline Christie

"Like a French poem is life; being only perfect in structure when with the masculine rhymes mingled the feminine are." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Androgyny refers to a specific way of joining the 'masculine' and 'feminine' aspects of a single human being." - June Singer

"Like a French poem is life; being only perfect in structure when with the masculine rhymes mingled the feminine are." - Henry Wadsworth Longfello

"I always wear something slightly masculine." - Evangeline Lilly

"Creativity is basically a feminine process. I'm convinced that we have in our soul, everybody, this masculine side and this feminine side. So at the end of the day, you always use this feminine creative energy to write or to do any type of art or creativity. So if I see that my protagonist is feminine, it's not more difficult, no. And even when my protagonist is masculine, I'm writing from using this feminine energy." - Paulo Coelho

"Why there are so many great actresses, so few great woman writers? The erotic urge that lies at the bottom of all art has a feminine and a masculine character. Feminine is the urge to be; masculine the urge to do. Interpretative art always has more of the feminine about it" - Max Frisch

"We are nearly all composed of such a complex mixture of human qualities that in each one of us reside both masculine and feminine principles: what man is without any female attribute and what woman never demonstrates any masculine characteristics?" - Natalie Clifford Barney

"I have probably four or five male friends who have a real strong masculine side but some degree of a feminine side, too. They're pretty rare, whereas I think women with a masculine side are much less rare." - John Malkovich

"A woman cannot be herself in the society of the present day, which is an exclusively masculine society, with laws framed by men and with a judicial system that judges feminine conduct from a masculine point of view." - Henrik Ibsen

"The strong emergence of pro-feminine values in highly masculine societies signals that traditional masculine structures will continue to be challenged as the Millennial generation grows up and gains even more influence." - John Gerzema

"I have always loved tartans - such an ornamented type of weaving, so vivid in colour, and such a masculine aspect. But actually, I think tartans can be feminine or masculine." - Christian Louboutin

"Every man has a feminine side, and every woman a masculine side. It is important to use discipline with intuition, and to use intuition with objectivity." - Paulo Coelho

"For my part I distrust all generalizations about women, favorable and unfavorable, masculine and feminine, ancient and modern; all alike, I should say, result from paucity of experience." - Bertrand Russell

"whoever is so stupid as to imagine God to be either masculine or feminine openly shows that he is as bad a philosopher as a theologian." - Marie de Gournay

"When the Sacred Masculine is combined with the sacred feminine inside each of us, we create the 'sacred marriage' of compassion and passion in ourselves." - Matthew Fox

"The masculine/feminine look fascinates me. It is not only an issue of empowering women, but I think the shapes look great." - Irina Lazareanu

"Married life, if lived with the proper love and understanding, helps awaken the feminine within a man, and the masculine within a woman." - Mata Amritanandamayi

"If any human being is to reach full maturity both the masculine and the feminine sides of the personality must be brought up into consciousness." - Mary Esther Harding

"Each one of us needs to discover the proper balance between the masculine and feminine energies, between the active and the receptive. (104)" - Ravi Ravindra

"The masculine grows by challenge, but the feminine grows by praise. A man must be unabashed and expressed in his appreciation for his woman. Praise her freely." - David Deida

"We speak of the masculine and the feminine, but they are the wrong labels. It is really more a matter of poetry versus intellectualization." - Anais Nin

"Masculine anger is always because you are feeling constrained, trapped by life. Feminine anger is always because you are feeling unloved." - David Deida

"Design is a matter of balancing different needs and outlooks-practical and aesthetic, masculine and feminine, designer and client, dream and reality." - Alexa Hampton

"There are a lot of men with feminine leadership styles and there are a lot of women with masculine leadership styles." - Jill Soloway

"Our individual wholeness includes a masculine and a feminine side, which are slowly (or not so slowly) wrung out of us, depending on which gender you are." - Peter Buffett

"We move away from only the binary boxes of "masculine" or "feminine" and begin to live along the full human continuum of identity and expression." - Gloria Steinem

"The harmonizing of opposing forces is a key aspect of yoga ? hot energy is united with cool energy, strong with soft, and masculine with feminine." - Tara Fraser

"The positive and negative poles of a battery create an electrical flow. The masculine and feminine poles between people create a flow of sexual energy in motion." - David Deida

"If any human being is to reach full maturity both the masculine and feminine sides of the personality must be brought up into consciousness." - M Esther Harding

"In Taoist philosophy, 'yin' is the feminine principle, representing the forces of earth, while 'yang' is the masculine principle, representing spirit." - Marianne Williamson

"We all live in a culture that is continually isolating feminine and masculine aspects, even when they're not related to people." - Siri Hustvedt

"The feminine is more powerful than the masculine, the soft is more powerful than the hard, the water is more powerful than the rock." - Rajneesh

"I like the idea of paradox, between the authentic fabrics and sophisticated shapes and between masculine and feminine. I'm not so much for sportswear. I think it's over." - Hedi Slimane

"I think that women can tend to look so feminine so easily. So it's interesting to see how we can look masculine and strong, too." - Rachel Roy

"There is a collective force rising up on the earth today, an energy of the reborn feminine... This is a time of monumental shift, from the male dominance of human consciousness back to a balanced relationship between masculine and feminine." - Marianne Williamson

"If we keep on talking about masculine and feminine and following those stereotypes, then we will make women suppress and despise their so called masculine qualities and men suppress and despise their so called feminine ones, and that's where all the trouble starts." - Gloria Steinem

"Perhaps both men and women in America may hunger, in our material, outward, active, masculine culture, for the supposedly feminine qualities of heart, mind and spirit-qualities which are actually neither masculine nor feminine, but simply human qualities that have been neglected. It is growth along these lines that will make us whole, and will enable the individual to become world to himself." - Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"The eternal feminine draws us up." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"The Eternal Feminine draws us on." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"The feminine is a miracle of surrender, a flower of force that either opens or closes. As a woman, you can use your masculine discrimination to decide which direction to move in, but when you are polarized into your feminine energy'by a man of great masculine presence, for instance'then you may lose access to your masculine directionality. In moments like these, you may find yourself unable to say no." - David Deida

"An idea that is confident always looks masculine." - Thom Browne

"My friends think I'm ugly, I gotta masculine face." - Tom Waits

"I'd like to do a really masculine film." - Park Chan-wook

"In fact, my popularity seems almost entirely a masculine phenomenon." - Marilyn Monroe

"The root of masculine is stronger, and of feminine weaker. The sun is a governing planet to certain planets, while the moon borrows her light from the sun, and is less or weaker." - Joseph Smith Jr

"How close the sexes sometimes come to one another. It is as much a matter of behaviour and the spere in which they move that separates the masculine part of humanity from the feminine." - Elizabeth Aston

"I would say that each of us has only one thing to gain from the feminist movement: Our whole humanity. Because gender has wrongly told us that some things are masculine and some things are feminine... which is bullshit." - Gloria Steinem

"I think of masculine and feminine energy like two sides to a battery. Theres a plus side and a minus side, and in order to make something turn on, you need to have opposites touching. Its the same in relationships." - Tracy Mcmillan

"[After being corrected by a grammarian for using the feminine pronoun instead of the pseudogeneric masculine:] As you please, but for my part, if I were to express myself so, I should fancy I had a beard." - Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sevigne

"One of the main problems of our time is that men are deprived of their human qualities that are wrongly called feminine, and women are deprived of their human qualities that are wrongly called masculine." - Gloria Steinem

"I would put all the efforts to humanize the "masculine" and "feminine" gender roles that are the beginning of a false human hierarchy and normalize race, class and other systems of domination to come." - Gloria Steinem

"The original languages didn't even have he and she. They didn't have concepts of masculine and feminine. People were people. And the whole idea was that we were in a circle together, not in a hierarchy together." - Gloria Steinem

"For boys, Wonder Woman is a frightening image. For girls she is a morbid ideal. Where Batman is anti-feminine, the attractive Wonder Woman and her counterparts are definitely anti-masculine." - Fredric Wertham

"Oh! why did God, Creator wise, that peopled highest Heaven With Spirits masculine, create at last This novelty on Earth, this fair defect Of Nature, and not fill the World at once With men as Angels, without feminine." - John Milton

"In ancient times men fought with their right arms and defended with their left arms... ...the right side of the body was considered masculine and the left side feminine." - Manly Hall

"You know, God, the power that makes life, whatever it is, had just to make two things, masculine and feminine, for all this mischief. And made them so there is this entirely different point of view about love and sex" - Beatrice Wood

"The Greek makes the distinction between petros and petra simply because it is trying to preserve the pun, and in Greek the feminine petra could not very well serve as a masculine name." - Frank E. Gaebelein

"What is masculine and what is feminine, anyway? Why should men not show that they can be fragile or seductive? I am only happy when there is no discrimination." - Jean Paul Gaultier

"The castration of women has been carried out in terms of a masculine-feminine polarity, in which men have commandeered all the energy and streamlined it into an aggressive conquistadorial power, reducing all heterosexual contact to a sadomasochistic pattern." - Germaine Greer

"Every social trait labelled masculine or feminine is in truth a human trait. It is our human right to develop and contribute our talents whatever our race, sex, religion, ancestry, age. Human rights are indivisible!" - Wilma Scott Heide

"Our culture is now one of masculine triumphalism, in which transhistorically feminine expressions - empathy, sweetness, volubility, warmth - are seen as impediments to a woman's professional trajectory in many sectors." - Antonella Gambotto-Burke

"The feminine in the man is the sugar in the whisky. The masculine in the woman is the yeast in the bread. Without these ingredients the result is flat, without tang or flavor." - Edna Ferber

"My work speaks of the finite and the infinite, of the macroscopic and the microscopic, the internal and external, by the masculine and feminine powers, but sex is like a snake, it slithers through everything." - Ernesto Neto

"Through the 13th century, paintings of Angels exhibit a predominantly masculine appearance. Over the next 300 years, their images become more delicate, gentle, and feminine, until Angels are shown as androgynous or even distinctly female." - David Connolly

"A man with a weak Masculine is especially prone to despise and fear these qualities and may attempt to suppress the more destructive elements of the Feminine force in his partner." - David Deida

"Our culture is now one of masculine triumphalism, in which transhistorically feminine expressions - empathy, sweetness, volubility, warmth - are seen as impediments to a woman's professional trajectory in many sectors." - Antonella Gambotto-Burke

"If there were a ritual dance of the androgyne, Tai chi as performed by this master could be that dance. It is neither a masculine dance nor a feminine dance. It has the strength and grace of both." - June Singer

"I'm not generalizing anymore about men and women, because I think these old terms of "masculine" and "feminine" are going very fast with the rise of transgender rights that are questioning what all these categories are." - Kim Longinotto

"Shiva and Shakti are indistinguishable. They are one. They are the universe. Shiva isn't masculine. Shakti isn't feminine. At the core of their mutual penetration the supreme consciousness opens." - Daniel Odier

"Look, "Gender trouble" includes a critique of the idea that there are two ideal bodily forms, two ideal morphologies: the masculine and the feminine. I want to suggest that today the intersex movement is very engaged with criticizing that idea." - Judith Butler

"I would probably say David Bowie and Prince are the perfect people. They dress feminine/masculine and they're really sexy. Not many people can wear high heels and look sexier than a woman!" - Aino Jawo

"For my part I distrust all generalizations about women, favourable and unfavourable, masculine and feminine, ancient and modern; all alike, I should say, result from paucity of experience. p. 133." - Bertrand Russell

"How close the sexes sometimes come to one another. It is as much a matter of behavior and the sphere in which they move that separates the masculine part of humanity from the feminine." - Elizabeth Aston

"our notions of what a human being is problematically depend on there being two coherent genders. And if someone doesn't comply with either the masculine norm or the feminine norm, their very humaness is called into question." - Judith Butler

"Male and female represent the two sides of the great radical dualism. But in fact they are perpetually passing into one another. Fluid hardens to solid, solid rushes to fluid. There is no wholly masculine man, no purely feminine woman." - Margaret Fuller

"I say to the young, be happy that you were born in Italy because of the beauty of the human capital, both masculine and feminine, of this country... No other country has such human capital." - Rita Levimontalcini

"I think of masculine and feminine energy like two sides to a battery. There's a plus side and a minus side, and in order to make something turn on, you need to have opposites touching. It's the same in relationships." - Tracy Mcmillan

"I say to the young, be happy that you were born in Italy because of the beauty of the human capital, both masculine and feminine, of this country... No other country has such human capital." - Rita Levi-Montalcini

"Well, what is God, then? God is that which watches. God is neither masculine nor feminine, although God can assume any form. God is that eternal reality that is in everything." - Frederick Lenz

"I would predicate that in all great works of genius masculine and feminine elements in the personality find expression, whether this androgynous nature is played out sexually or not." - May Sarton

"I'm not really one to go out in public in dresses too often. I definitely mix it up between masculine and feminine all the time, but wearing a dress goes a little bit too far." - Johnny Weir

"You know, God, the power that makes life, whatever it is, had just to make two things, masculine and feminine, for all this mischief. And made them so there is this entirely different point of view about love and sex." - Beatrice Wood

"American sports are quite masculine. And football - although it's still played by men all over the world - football compared to American football is quite feminine in its artistry. And there's no padding. It's America's loss, though." - Noel Gallagher

"The earth is ready, the time is ripe, for the authoritative expression of the feminine as well as the masculine interpretation of that common social consensus which is slowly writing justice in the State and fraternity in the social order." - Anna Garlin Spencer

"I go feminine, I go masculine. I am both, actually. I think the male side is a bit stronger in me, and I have to tone it down sometimes. I'm not like a normal woman, that's for sure." - Grace Jones

"Our culture is now one of masculine triumphalism, in which transhistorically feminine expressions - empathy, sweetness, volubility, warmth - are seen as impediments to a woman's professional trajectory in many sectors." - Antonella Gambotto-Burke

"I think every individual, and every society, is perfected just in proportion to the combination, and cooperation, of masculine and feminine elements of character. He is the most perfect man who is affectionate as well as intellectual; and she is the most perfect woman who is intellectual as well as affectionate. Every art and science becomes more interesting, viewed both from the masculine and feminine points of view." - Lydia M Child

"I've come from a very masculine country to a feminine country. England was very masculine; people went from England to abroad, and they landed from above and they said "These are the gods you will worship, these are the crops you will grow, now go away and do it." Which is a manly attitude. Americans go abroad and they say, "Try not to quarrel so much", which is a feminine attitude." - Quentin Crisp

"Everyone has a masculine and feminine side; masculine qualities and feminine qualities. We've all got these sides to ourselves. And clothes can tell that story. People would think this is very unsympathetic, but I would always say to people, you don't actually need to go through with an operation, can't you just be? You are who you are! But then people say to me, "Oh, you're really dreadful, how would you know?"." - Vivienne Westwood

"Many of our troubles in the world today arise from an over-emphasis of the masculine, and a neglect of the feminine. This modern world is an aggressive, hyperactive, competitive, masculine world, and it needs the woman's touch as never before." - Eva Burrows

"You can get too heavy on the masculine side of things with all of the action, but then we've got a really nice balance going on when you go home and look at the wives' story lines and what's going on on the home front. I think people really respond to that balance of masculine and feminine." - Abby Brammell

"A lot of people say I seem masculine, but I don't feel it. I feel intrinsically feminine. I'd love to be one of the boys but I always felt a bit on the outside. Maybe my masculine qualities come from overcompensating because I'm not one of the boys." - Tom Hardy

"I'm interested in dismantling the distinction between masculine and feminine writing both because I think it's a false distinction and, I think, ultimately an insulting one. It's as insulting to men as it is to women. I'm not sure what masculine writing would look like - I assume some combination of Ernest Hemingway and Raymond Carver. Writing can't be gendered in that way." - Katie Kitamura

"It is harder to be a lifter than a bodybuilder...lifting is purely masculine whereas bodybuilding entails feminine traits. Bodybuilding reminds me of a woman getting ready to go somewhere. Can you tell me that greasing your body up and posing in front of a mirror is masculine? A bodybuilder puts strength secondary to his physique, whereas the lifter puts strength foremost because it is more masculine to do so." - Doug Hepburn

"The woman's mission is not to enhance the masculine spirit, but to express the feminine; hers is not to preserve a man-made world, but to create a human world by the infusion of the feminine element into all of its activities." - Margaret Thatcher

"The tragedy of feminine design is that it receives so little official support. Most of the world's design schools, having been organized by men, encourage a masculine approach, even when they are run by women. Yet many designers who are male in the biological sense have a feminine approach to design." - Tom Turner

"[The woman's] mission is not to enhance the masculine spirit, but to express the feminine; hers is not to preserve a man-made world, but to create a human world by the infusion of the feminine element into all of its activities." - Margaret Sanger

"Are Republican women politicians more feminine than Democratic women politicians?" - Susan Estrich

"One only really loves from a feminine position." - Jacques-Alain Miller

"Enlightenment comes through the feminine side of the being." - Frederick Lenz

"She succumbed to the eternal feminine passion for bargains." - Georgette Heyer

"Because, Cat, it's the feminine persuasion that's always the deadliest." - Jeaniene Frost

"An unreflected light did never yet Dazzle the vision feminine." - Henry Taylor

"I grew up around a lot of feminine energy." - David Walton

"I want to be as feminine and classic as possible." - Jessie Ware

"Are Republican women politicians more 'feminine' than Democratic women politicians?" - Susan Estrich

"Punk allowed women to stop looking feminine. Oh, the relief." - Jo Brand

"One thing Middle-earth is short on is the feminine." - Ian Mckellen

"I think a woman gets more if she acts feminine." - Nancy Reagan

"You can still be strong and be feminine." - Shannon Tweed

"Being strong can be also feminine. I don't think feminine equals being weak. Being strong is very sexy." - Sanaa Lathan



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