Early on, I was so impressed with Charles Dickens. I grew up in the South, in a little village in Arkansas, and the whites in my town were really mean, and rude. Dickens, I could tell, wouldn't be a man who would curse me out and talk to me rudely.
When I would be myself, I was being big-headed. I was being egotistical. I was a megalomaniac, when it really was just having not to be a monkey for a few hours a day. And fulfilling the need to be a man.
You don't have to be a man to fight for freedom. All you have to do is to be an intelligent human being.
It's upsetting to be a man in our society.
A man should be rugged like Steve McQueen; the way he stands, like he's ready for something. Or he should be a man of the world like Dean Martin.
I'd love to be a man for a day, just to see what it's like.
To be a man's own fool is bad enough, but the vain man is everybody's.
When I was a little girl - well, like, a teenager - I wanted to be Sam Jackson. I always wanted to be men.
I always knew I was a man, always felt that I was a man, always wanted to be a man.
If you're losing, just be a man; be a man and lose as a man.
Everyone thinks of God as a man - you can't help it - Santa Claus was a man, therefore God has to be a man.
I must quit marrying men who feel inferior to me. Somewhere there must be a man who could be my husband and not feel inferior.
If you can keep your wits about you while all others are losing theirs, and blaming you. The world will be yours and everything in it, what's more, you'll be a man, my son.
Now, I think that I should have known that he was magic all along. I did know it - but I should have guessed that it would be too much to ask to grow old with and see our children grow up together. So now, he is a legend when he would have preferred to be a man.
When I was born, there was a very isolated idea of what it meant to be a man or a woman, and you belonged to one gender or the other.
I too hope in this short reign to be a man of peace.
When the mood takes me, I like to be a man of action. I like to windsurf and ski, and most of all I love to ride horses. The wilder and faster the better!
To do all that one is able to do, is to be a man; to do all that one would like to do, is to be a god.
Why be a man when you can be a success?
Dissent is the native activity of the scientist, and it has got him into a good deal of trouble in the last years. But if that is cut off, what is left will not be a scientist. And I doubt whether it will be a man.
I would rather be beaten, and be a man, than to be elected and be a little puppy dog.
Connecting with my daughter is the most important thing in my life - the priority. I want to be a man who shows up for her. I want to have such a big influence on her, so that she knows she can call me about anything, which she does.
There will always be men struggling to change, and there will always be those who are controlled by the past.
I don't understand why James Bond has to be a man all the time. When Pierce Brosnan retires, why not one of us?
The law does not require a man to cease to be a man, and act without regard to consequences, when he becomes a juror.
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