"I had done a favor for a female friend who said she would repay me with sex. I said "OK, but then you'll owe me TWO favors"."
"Smart people learn from their mistakes. But the really sharp ones learn from the mistakes of others. "
- Brandon Mull, Fablehaven
"I am a Man. Hath not a Man eyes? Hath not a Man hands, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, passions? Fed with the same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject to the same diseases, healed by the same means, warmed and cooled by the same winter and summer, as a Woman is? If you prick us, do we not bleed? If you tickle us, do we not laugh? If you poison us, do we not die? And if you wrong us, shall we not revenge?"
- Triklops after Shakespeare (The Merchant of Venice)
"To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize."
"When men greet each other, they insult each other but they don't really mean it. When woman greet each other, they compliment each other but they don't really mean it."
"By the age of twelve at the latest, most women have decided to become prostitutes. Or, to put it another way they have planned a future for themselves which consists of choosing a man and letting him do all the work."
- Esther Vilar
"Had one of my enlightened co-worker ask me after saying in a conversation I was going my own way in life in the lunch room. He asks me, what do you mean by "going your own way"? I simply said: "I participate less and observe more". "
"She may, of course, go on to obtain various degrees and diplomas. These increase her market value in the eyes of men, for men believe that a woman who can recite things by heart must also know and understand them. But any real possibility of communication between the sexes ceases at this point. Their paths are divided forever."
- Esther Vilar
"I’ve come to realiZe that the red pill goes deeper than even that. It’s questioning the prevailing attitudes, your own behavior, thoughts and beliefs even with a benign, bemused skepticism. Using your imagination to better your position according to your will in the face of “blue pillers” who view imagination and hypotheticals as mere toys to be played with while drinking themselves into a spiritual coma. “Show me a mans friends and I’ll show you his future” it has been said. But cream only rises to the top because of its inherent difference to the substances surrounding it. The higher a pyramid, the larger the difference between the top and bottom. Go your own way. In all the ways you can conceive of, with all your heart and soul. And never look back."