quote by Alija Izetbegovic

Bosnia is a complicated country: three religions, three nations and those "others". Nationalism is strong in all three nations; in two of them there are a lot of racism, chauvinism, separatism; and now we are supposed to make a state out of that.

— Alija Izetbegovic

Pleasurable Chauvinism quotations

The fact remains; chauvinism is prevailing.


Our material eye cannot see that a stupid chauvinism is driving us from one noisy, destructive, futile agitation to another.

National boundaries are not evident when we view the Earth from space.

Fanatical ethnic or religious or national chauvinisms are a little difficult to maintain when we see our planet as a fragile blue crescent fading to become an inconspicuous point of light against the bastion and citadel of the stars.

The unattractive thing about chauvinism is not so much the aversion to other nations as the love of one's own.

Anti-Semitism, as an extreme form of racial chauvinism, is the most dangerous vestige of cannibalism.


Woman's sexuality is disruptive of the dully mechanical workaday world, in which efficiency means uniformity. The problems of woman's entrance into the career system spring from more than male chauvinism. She brings nature into the social realm, which may be too small to contain it.

I strongly believe that antisemitism and Jewish chauvinism can only be fought simultaneously.

The old appeals to racial, sexual and religious chauvinism to rabid nationalist fervor, are beginning not to work.

Actually, since I'm gay I think I should count for two guys instead of just one.

I mean, in me you get the male point of view and you don't have to worry about me wanting to touch your boobies.

One of the real dangers of loyalty is that it may become associated with certain types of group-think, chauvinism, jingoism, and thus become socially destructive in ways that many other virtues are not likely to be when they are corrupted. Nationalism and patriotism are especially prone to misguided excess.


I recognize that as a musician there is a certain chauvinism attached to it, which is the thing of, "I spent my time learning how to play. You didn't spend time learning how to play, therefore, you are not a musician."

It took Marvel Comics years to begin to put together any worthwhile superheroines. The first crop was, to a gal, embarrassingly disappointing. They had all the measly powers that fifties and sixties male chauvinism could contrive to bestow on a superwoman.

There is no one more talkative than Cubans, Cubans express their feelings, there's nobody more rebellious and revolutionary than a Cuban and I say that without chauvinism.

Independence did not mean chauvinism and narrow nationalism.

I think the two issues, racism and chauvinism, are linked.

Look at how much weaker was support for U.S. actions in Iraq among black people.


National chauvinism is a very tough nut to crack, since a vast propaganda network is in place to keep the workers whipped up into a patriotic frenzy. Maybe this will change, but I doubt it unless it is addressed.

They’re a nasty bunch of people. The Riot Club’s sole purpose is to celebrate wealth, elitism, hedonism, and excess - just random acts of destruction and chauvinism, which is interesting because our Prime Minister, our Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Mayor of London were are a part of this club.

Together, we came to understand how we beg men to express feelings, but then when men do express feelings, we call it sexism, male chauvinism, or backlash.

Male chauvinism is . . . a shrewd method of extracting the maximum of work for the minimum of compensation.

I know that when a supersexy older girl with hips and breasts and nice hair wants to take off your glasses and to paint you a smoky eye she's merely trying to enroll you in a beauty contest she's already won. It's a kind of slummy, condescending gesture, like when rich people ask poor people where they summer. To me, this smacks of a blatant, insensitive "let them eat cake" type of chauvinism.