The eternal question…

December 21, 2017

Why do men have a hole in their penis?

To get oxygen to their brain, of course…

They are scarcely adult

November 28, 2017

He feared me as many men fear women: because their mistresses (or their wives) understand them. They are scarcely adult, some men: they wish women to understand them, and to that end they tell them all their secrets; and then, when they are properly understood, they hate their women for understanding them.

Julian Barnes
Flaubert’s Parrot

men were the answer

November 24, 2017

Women were brought up to believe that men were the answer. They weren’t. They weren’t even one of the questions.

Julian Barnes
A History of the World in 10½ Chapters

Sunday morning pleasure

October 22, 2017

To achieve true happiness you must risk being torn apart…

Men are strange. One minute they love you, offer you everything they have – their soul, their life, just everything. Then when you accept their kind offer, they take it all back. They beg and plead and tell you they were looking for something else. Honest to God they were. But by then, of course, it’s too damn late…

I took a deep, deep breath of you. And now I’m going to hold it for as long as I can. Forever, maybe…

The world beyond this room simply doesn’t exist…

women acquire a poise…

August 24, 2016

Trabajo en proceso - Marcelo Marchese

At the age of eleven or thereabouts women acquire a poise and an ability to handle difficult situations which a man, if he is lucky, manages to achieve somewhere in the later seventies.

P.G. Wodehouse
Uneasy Money

Only a man…

August 16, 2016

Man1

You’re only a man! You’ve not our gifts! I can tell you! Why, a woman can think of a hundred different things at once, all them contradictory!

Georgette Heyer
Powder And Patch

Woman thinking…

August 15, 2016

Kiki De Montparnasse - Man Ray

As long as she thinks of a man, nobody objects to a woman thinking.

Virginia Woolf
Orlando

whatsthis

Women can accept the fact that a man is a rotter, a swindler, a drug taker, a confirmed liar, and a general swine, without batting an eyelash, and without its impairing their affection for the brute in the least. Women are wonderful realists.

Agatha Christie
Murder in Mesopotamia

Pets

May 14, 2016

Pets

dancer5

Man can never know the loneliness a woman knows. Man lies in the woman’s womb only to gather strength, he nourishes himself from this fusion, and then he rises and goes into the world, into his work, into battle, into art. He is not lonely. He is busy. The memory of the swim in amniotic fluid gives him energy, completion. Woman may be busy too, but she feels empty. Sensuality for her is not only a wave of pleasure in which she is bathed, and a charge of electric joy at contact with another. When man lies in her womb, she is fulfilled, each act of love a taking of man within her, an act of birth and rebirth, of child rearing and man bearing. Man lies in her womb and is reborn each time anew with a desire to act, to be. But for woman, the climax is not in the birth, but in the moment man rests inside of her.

Anaïs Nin
The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Vol. 1: 1931-1934