Woman's success in lifting men out of their way of life nearly resembling that of the beastswho merely hunted and fished for food, who found shelter where they could in jungles, in trees, and caveswas a civilizing triumph.
(Mary Ritter Beard (1876-1958), U.S. historian. Woman as Force in History, ch. 12 (1946).)
Home? I have no home. Hunted, despised, living like an animal. The jungle is my home. But I will show the world that I can be its master. I will perfect my own race of people, a race of atomic supermen, which will conquer the world.
(Edward D. Wood, Jr. (1922-1978), U.S. director,screenwriter. Edward D. Wood, Jr.. Dr. Eric Vornoff (Bela Lugosi), Bride of the Monster, reacting to Dr. Strowsky's offer for him to return from exile, now that his experiments have proven successful (1955).)
Pleasures are all alike simply considered in themselves: he that hunts, or he that governs the commonwealth, they both please themselves alike, only we commend that, whereby we ourselves receive some benefit.
(John Selden (1584-1654), British jurist, statesman. "Pleasure," Table Talk (1686).)
If combat means living in a ditch, females have biological problems staying in a ditch for 30 days because they get infections.... Males are biologically driven to go out and hunt giraffes.
(Newt Gingrich (b. 1943), U.S. Republican senator from Georgia, Speaker of the House of Representatives. remark during a history class at Reinhardt College, Georgia. See also Pat Schroeder's response, under "sexism." New York Times, p. A20 (January 19, 1995).)