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A man's desire is for the woman, but the woman's desire is rarely other than for the desire of the man. Options
Daemon
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A man's desire is for the woman, but the woman's desire is rarely other than for the desire of the man.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)
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Women feel empowered by the desire that men funnel into them. Whereas a man just wants to satiate his carnal desires, a woman's femininity - and therefore, IDENTITY, especially in a patriarchal society - is determined by how intensely men covet her. She's not attracted to the man himself, per se, but to the fulfillment she gets knowing that the man wants her.
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Well said there gabacho. Hopefully this is changing more so in modern society.
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wow...I dint know what the hell he was talkin about...& being a woman, that's bullshit to me...Yes, some women are like that. Attention whores...I prefer companions with hearts & BRAINS...
Ray
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As Sigmund Freud said, "I have never yet found out what a woman really wants."
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Yet another case of a completely clueless person taking a stab in the dark, making assumptions about a group s/he doesn't understand and isn't trying to understand. Why is this a "quote of the day"?

This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force. --Dorothy Parker
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Babezy wrote:
Yet another case of a completely clueless person taking a stab in the dark, making assumptions about a group s/he doesn't understand and isn't trying to understand. Why is this a "quote of the day"?


Because it can not be "Quote of the Night" when the equation changes and wings of desire are spread too much.


We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. ~ Swami Vivekanand
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Daemon wrote:
A man's desire is for the woman, but the woman's desire is rarely other than for the desire of the man.


I pity his women Boo hoo!

"Happiness is a conscious choice, not an automatic response." ~ Mildred Barthel
Stan
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He should have used “I” instead of man.
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Make money : cut down the forest and build a market place. Problem solved!
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Posted: Monday, November 29, 2010 8:11:10 AM
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A generalized statement of course,since we all know desire sheds its many forms in many different ways. In those times , you probably had to onpinionate yourself that way . I would of , you would of , and survive at the risk of being boldly truthful.
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I agree reiki333, all woman are not the same, some of us is not all about sex, to keep it real its more than 1 way of making love and real women prefer a man with brains. Women are just getting tired, it has nothing to do with power....









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I don't think Mr. Coleridge was trying to say that the ONLY thing that the woman desires is the desire of a man. He is simply saying that woman desire men less than they desire to have his.
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I would counter that a man's desire is for sex with the woman and the woman wants to be desired for more than sex. No offense to all the great men out there to which this quote doesn't apply. I also apologize for countering an over-generalization with yet another over-generalization.
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Men want women (for sex) Women want men (for the power those men have in terms of providing for her and the progeny). Not so crude the roles today, but basically thats it. No good, no bad, just instinct.
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wow this is pretty misogynist? the man desires the person, the woman just wants to be desired? fuck you coleridge.
excaelis
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Men want a person, women want an emotion, seems to be the idea. Sounds a little arbitrary.

' Generally speaking, women are-'
' Yes they are.'
' What ?'
' Generally speaking.'



Sanity is not statistical
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the whole earth revolves round the hole but please dont fall for hole
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That isn't always true. Sometimes the woman's desire is for the man to go away.

~No Heart Beats Perfectly~
Babezy
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My guess is that Sam made a poor showing on several occasions. Trying to make the best of it, his lady friend patted his shoulder and said, "Well, you're enthusiastic, anyway, and that's good enough for me." Suddenly Sam thought he had an insight into Woman--she really doesn't care about performance, just Man's wanting her! As I said earlier, clueless.

This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force. --Dorothy Parker
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My friend once looked deep into a guy's eyes in the post-coital glow, lit up a smoke and deadpanned " So, did the earth move for diddums ? " Awesome woman. She also pretended to be a Russian Countess to avoid getting arrested in Cambridge. I miss her.

Sanity is not statistical
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Daemon wrote:
A man's desire is for the woman, but the woman's desire is rarely other than for the desire of the man. (1772-1834)



The above quote isn't dated and we really don't know when he first had the thought and then wrote the thought.Think That said, perhaps the following, had something to do with his personal experiences as a young man which may or may not have coloured his views:

Later Life
While an undergraduate Coleridge had begun to take laudanum (an opium derivative then legal and widely used) for his ailments, and he was addicted by about 1800. That year, after having traveled with Wordsworth in Germany, Coleridge moved with his family to Keswick in the Lake District. He continued his studies and writings on philosophy, religion, contemporary affairs, and literature. In 1808 he separated from his wife permanently, and from 1816 until his death he lived in London at the home of Dr. James Gilman, who brought his opium habit under control.



peace out, >^,,^<




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redsxz
Posted: Tuesday, November 30, 2010 11:52:13 PM

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Remember guys different context and experience. It is of course a generalization but from the first post, you can see how it would make sense in a patriarchal society. It doesn't really apply these days.
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redsxz wrote:
Remember guys different context and experience. It is of course a generalization but from the first post, you can see how it would make sense in a patriarchal society. It doesn't really apply these days.



Hello, red

I agree it does need to be taken in context of the patriachal society. I also do think addiction to the legal drug opium may have coloured his view. But perhaps not, as it also said he did some great writing during this time as well.Think


peace out, >^,,^<




The poor object to being governed badly, whilst the rich object to being governed at all. G.K. Chesterton
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