Quotes from “The Female of the Species” by Mindy McGinnis

Seth Bingo
Seth Bingohas quotedlast year
But boys will be boys, our favorite phrase that excuses so many things, while the only thing we have for the opposite gender is women, said with disdain and punctuated with an eye roll.
Diana A. Azamar
Diana A. Azamarhas quoted2 months ago
But boys will be boys, our favorite phrase that excuses so many things, while the only thing we have for the opposite gender is women, said with disdain and punctuated with an eye roll.
Bianca Beltrán
Bianca Beltránhas quoted3 months ago
A puppy feels like life and love. Their entire bodies are soft—fur, skin, the pads of their feet new and delicate. They radiate warmth in the way science can explain, but it goes further than that. The heat of affection pours out of their eyes and makes their little butts wiggle like crazy as soon as they see a person—they don’t even care who. They’re love, encapsulated. And someone touched that, put it in a bag, and killed it.
itrytofindsleep
itrytofindsleephas quoted4 months ago
Everyone thinks if you fix a male dog it will lower his aggression, but most of the biters are female. It’s basic instinct to protect their own womb. You see it in all animals—the female of the species is more deadly than the male
Keilyn Lezama
Keilyn Lezamahas quotedlast year
“You shouldn’t be that way about her,” Alex says. “I hear what people say and I bet half of it isn’t even true. And even if it is—fine. She’s no different from you and me; she wants to have sex. So let her.”
Keilyn Lezama
Keilyn Lezamahas quotedlast year
You can love someone down to their core and they can love you right back just as hard, and if you traded diaries you’d learn things you never suspected. There’s a part of everyone deep down inside of them not meant for you. And the sooner you learn that, the easier your life is gonna be
Seth Bingo
Seth Bingohas quotedlast year
“You shouldn’t be that way about her,” Alex says. “I hear what people say and I bet half of it isn’t even true. And even if it is—fine. She’s no different from you and me; she wants to have sex. So let her.”
Seth Bingo
Seth Bingohas quotedlast year
“I stopped you because it’s easier to fantasize about violence than actually perform it,” she says a few minutes later. “Most people consider things they wouldn’t do in real life, and there’s enough visceral satisfaction in the thought to alleviate the emotion. In reality, hurting another person on purpose is not a simple task, and not everyone is up to it.”
Seth Bingo
Seth Bingohas quotedlast year
The bread, the cheese, the wine, and the crackers that sometimes he will crumble and put out for the birds—a tiny crack of kindness that makes him all the more hateful. Because if there’s a version of him that feeds birds as winter descends, then there is a decency that he chose to overlook when he did other things.
becgreen3
becgreen3has quoted2 years ago
But boys will be boys, our favorite phrase that excuses so many things, while the only thing we have for the opposite gender is women, said with disdain and punctuated with an eye roll.
becgreen3
becgreen3has quoted2 years ago
“I’m telling you, Claire. It doesn’t matter. What you were wearing. What you look like. Nothing. Watch the nature channel. Predators go for the easy prey.
becgreen3
becgreen3has quoted2 years ago
Fuzzy faces peering through bars can be unbearable for many.
Change the face to a human one and the reaction changes
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And with every sunset Alex will be a little farther from me
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;has quoted2 years ago
The nurse told me I’m in shock and that’s why I don’t feel anything yet. I’m okay with that, because I know when it hits it’s going to be a freight train that flattens me, knocking the wind out and leaving me on my knees, mouth open in a perpetual inhale before the racking sob breaks out.
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;has quoted2 years ago
Everybody else sees a finish line ahead and I’m stuck on beginnings.
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;has quoted2 years ago
Branley might have fallen in love with me slowly without my knowing it, but when she fell out, it was a firestorm from hell that eradicated our friendship.
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;has quoted2 years ago
I’m stupid in love, and broadcasting it onto everything I see.
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;has quoted2 years ago
Joy leaks out of your body in the winter and whatever isn’t sheltered is frozen solid.
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;has quoted2 years ago
the heat from our faces evaporating into the night.
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;has quoted2 years ago
You tore me apart and now I’m a fresh wound, open to the air and the infection all around me.
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