"Libraries are reservoirs of strength, grace and wit, reminders of order, calm and continuity, lakes of mental energy, neither warm nor cold, light nor dark."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."Germaine Greer on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Germaine Greer on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."Germaine Greer on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Germaine Greer on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Germaine Greer on Ernest Hemingway
"Even crushed against his brother in the Tube the average Englishman pretends desperately that he is alone."
"All societies on the verge of death are masculine. A society can survive with only one man no society will survive a shortage of women."
"Freedom is fragile and must be protected. To sacrifice it, even as a temporary measure, is to betray it."
"Man is jealous because of his amour propre woman is jealous because of her lack of it."
"Marriage made more sense when it was indissoluble. It's the woman trying to cope with the strains of a one-parent family who will suffer most from the relaxation of the divorce laws."