Ultimately a hero is a man who would argue with the gods, and so awakens devils to contest his vision. The more a man can achieve, the more he may be certain that the devil will inhabit a part of his creation.
The manuscript lay like a dust-rag on his desk, and Eitel found, as he had found before, that the difficulty of art was that it forced a man back on his life, and each time the task was more difficult and distasteful.
The natural role of twentieth-century man is anxiety.
Women think of being a man as a gift. It is a duty. Even making love can be a duty. A man has always got to get it up, and love isn't always enough.
We think of Marilyn who was every man's love affair with America. Marilyn Monroe who was blonde and beautiful and had a sweet little rinky-dink of a voice and all the cleanliness of all the clean American backyards.
A little bit of rape is good for a man's soul.
To make an Army work you have to have every man in it fitted into a fear ladder.. The Army functions best when you're frightened of the man above you, and contemptuous of your subordinates.
There's that popular misconception of man as something between a brute and an angel. Actually man is in transit between brute and God.