"There were seven hundred men on this island. Seven have been chosen to live."
"I cannot create the Eden of human imagination unless I eliminate the males almost completely. [...] Do you deny that this will put an end to war, to rape, and to violence?"
"Bring to mind your vision of the Savage Garden, in which aesthetic principles are the only enduring principles. [...] And what I shall make is Eden, the Eden all long for. Don't you understand that men will never do more than dream of peace? But women can realize that dream? My vision is amplified in the heart of every woman. But it cannot survive the heat of male violence! And that heat is so terrible that the earth itself may not survive."
"I assure you, men shall not be used as women have been used by men."
"Children will be reared in an atmosphere where rape is unthinkable, where war is unimaginable. And then... then... there can be men. When the world is ready for them."
"And we may now live in an age where males are utterly unnecessary. Tell me, what is the primary use of men now, if it is not to protect women from other men?"
"History does not matter, art does not matter; these things imply continuities which in fact do not exist. They cater to our need of pattern, our hunger for meaning. But they cheat us in the end. We must make the meaning."
/Anne Rice - The Queen of the Damned/
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