39 Quotes From Men, Mostly About Women


“There is a problem with writers. If what a writer wrote was published and sold many, many copies, the writer thought he was great. If what a writer wrote was published and sold a medium number of copies, the writer thought he was great. If what a writer wrote was published and sold very few copies, the writer thought he was great. If what the writer wrote never was published and he didn’t have the money to publish it himself, then he thought he was truly great.”

—Henry Chinaski, Women


“Many a good man has been put under the bridge by a woman.”

—Henry Chinaski, Women


“Once a woman turns against you, forget it. They can love you, then something turns in them. They can watch you dying in a gutter, run over by a car, and they’ll spit on you.”

—Henry Chinaski, Women


“When I date a girl, she rarely has to pay for anything. I tell her good stories about my travels. I teach her things I’ve learned in life. I take her to places she’s never been. I bring her to a comfortable apartment. I cook for her. I make her drinks. I give her good love in bed. I barely lie to them… And what do I get in return? Only her vagina.”

—Roosh V, Why Can’t I Use A Smiley Face?


“Wealthy men have revealed that when it comes to wives, quality is more important than quantity.”

—Dr. Marina Ashade, Dollars and Sex


“Russia is, really, a very cost-effective place to be a self-destructive drunk.”

—English Teacher X, Vodkaberg


“There’s some sage advice for you, youngster, from a season veteran—be careful about falling for people who have all the same bad qualities as you.”

—English Teacher X, Vodkaberg


“Jimi Hendrix is a true artist and anyone with an advanced degree in the performing arts are mere wannabes. Be a true artist, don’t be a wannabe. Practice your passion, but don’t pay somebody to tell you how to do it.”

—Aaron Clarey, Worthless


“The professional self-validates. She is tough-minded. In the face of indifference or adulation, she assesses her stuff coldly and objectively. Where it fell short, she’ll improve it. Where it triumphed, she make it better still. She’ll work harder. She’ll be back tomorrow.”

—Steven Pressfield, The War of Art


“If you work hard and study hard, and you fuck up, that’s okay. If you fuck up and fuck up, then you’re a fuckup.”

—Sam Halpern, Shit My Dad Says


“Out of your league?! What fucking league are you talking about?! You are a man, she is a fucking woman. That is all that matters, goddamn it!”

—Sam Halpern, Shit My Dad Says


“People are always trying to tell you how they feel. Some of them say it outright, and some of them, they tell you with their actions. And you have to listen… But do me a favor: Listen, and don’t ignore what you hear.”

—Sam Halpern, Shit My Dad Says


“What’s hard for a comedian is that they make a living on their anxieties and their self-doubts, but in real life they try and separate themselves from that. Chris [Farley] didn’t do that. He was absolutely honest in what he was.”

—Norm MacDonald, The Chris Farley Show


“Never let me forget that my total effort is to cheer people,
make them happy, and forget momentarily,
all the unpleasantness in their lives.
And in my final moment,
may I hear You whisper:
‘When you made My people smile,
you made Me smile.”

—A Clown’s Prayer


“Established men of wealth and power have always wanted men to believe that being a man was about duty and obedience, or that manhood could be proved by attaining wealth and power through established channels. Men of religion and ideology have always wanted men to believe that being a man was a spiritual or moral endeavor, and that manhood could be proved through various means of self-mastery, self-denial, self-sacrifice or evangelism. Men who have something to sell have always wanted men to believe that masculinity can be proved or improved by buying it.”

—Jack Donovan, The Way of Men


“Controlling one’s own fate within the context of group give-and-take has to do with figuring out what you bring to the table and making yourself valuable to the group. The bare minimum required for moving from dependence to interdependence is competence and self-sufficiency—the ability to carry one’s own weight.”

—Jack Donovan, The Way of Men


“Nobody is free… Everyone has a prison. Wife, parents, children, they all make prisons.”

—Ted Simon, Jupiter’s Travels


“The Latin American has no tribe to fall back on, as the African does, no reliable judiciary to defend his rights as the European does, no social ideal or sacred constitution as the North American does, no pervasive mythology to soften life as it does in Asia, and no even an ideology to subscribe to, as does the Russian or Chinese. Without wealth, what is there left to him but his manhood, to be flaunted and defended at every occasion?”

—Ted Simon, Jupiter’s Travels


“Your fearful attitude encloses you in an invisible prison, and there you shall remain.”

—Robert Greene, The 50th Law


“True ownership can come only from within. It comes from a disdain for anything or anybody that impinges upon your mobility, from a confidence in your own decisions, and from the use of your time in constant pursuit of education and improvement.”

—Robert Greene, The 50th Law


“When your work does not communicate with others, consider it your own fault—you did not make your ideas clear enough and you failed to connect with your audience emotionally. This will spare you any bitterness or anger that might come from people’s critiques. You are simply perfecting your work through the social mirror.”

—Robert Greene, The 50th Law


“Tell beautiful women they are smart, and smart women they are beautiful.”

—Tucker Max, Hilarity Ensues


“To get what you want out of life, all you really need to do is be honest about it, don’t be afraid to go for it, and have fun while you do it.”

—Tucker Max, Hilarity Ensues


“Once a man sees what is possible and makes just a few changes, a whole new world opens up where he finds opportunities that he couldn’t see before.”

—Roosh V, A Dead Bat In Paraguay


“Men and women both wanna have sex, but they’re on different time tables. Women want sex 15 minutes later than men do. If you hold out for 20 minutes, she’ll be chasing you for 5.”

—TC Luoma, Atomic Dog: The Testosterone Principles


“… you’ll die in the midst of trying to realize your Personal Legend. That’s a lot better than dying like millions of other people, who never even knew what their Personal Legends were.”

—Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist


“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”

—Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist


“Past success counts for nothing. All that matters is how well we’ll perform on the next real-world mission.”

—Pete Blaber, The Mission, The Men, and Me


“I believe there is nothing worse than indecision and that it is often better to act than to stagnate.”

—Carlos A. Caggiani, Tracks and Horizons


“Do that thing–be painfully honest–and you’ll get there, because no one else does it. Everyone in the world is a liar, whether it’s to themselves or to everyone else, they’re all full of shit. If you have the courage to tell the truth, to open your soul to the world, even a little bit, the world will stop and look.”

—Tucker Max


“Habit will be your champion. When you train the mind to think one way and one way only, when you refuse to allow it to think in another, that will produce great strength in battle.”

—Stephen Pressfield, Gates of Fire


“Women continue to reward bold moves made by men because of the confidence it displays.”

—Roosh V, 30 Bangs


“There’s a window of opportunity with every girl and once that passes it becomes impossible to bang.”

—Roosh V, 30 Bangs


“I’ve learned a long ago that it never pays to be the most famous person in the room.”

—Ron Jeremy, The Hardest (Working) Man in Showbiz


“A best friend is someone you’ve known for more than a decade, but if you had never met him before, and then hung out with today for the first time, you’d remark, ‘Wow. What a dick.’”

—Aaron Karo, I’m Having More Fun Than You


“A writer who can’t deal with rejection is like a surfboard who can’t deal with water.”

—Michael Ellsburg


“Consider yourself lightly; consider the world deeply.”

—Miyamoto Musashi, The Book of Five Rings


“Many men get in their own way by not allowing themselves to go after, or have, what they most want in life. This is the biggest mistake a man can make in living. As a matter of fact, to do so is to not truly live, because you will be living in chains. Only by freeing yourself will you live and live well.”

Tao of Dirt


“All men make mistakes and fail from time to time. It’s the strongest, most free of men that move forward, ever learning, as if nothing bad had occurred. Indeed, to fail at something is nothing bad at all; to not try in the first place is regrettable.”

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