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Sex hasn't been the same
since women started enjoying it.
-- Lewis Grissard
Anything worth doing well is
worth doing slowly.
-- Gypsy Rose Lee
After two months of
he loves me better every day . . .
and my health improves, too.
-- Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Letter written on her honeymoon
Men have lost more conquests by
their own awkwardness than by any
virtue in the woman.
-- Ninon de Lenclos
If whoever invented it, you know, didn't want us to have intercourse, why did he make us fit together so perfectly?
-- Robert C Sorenson, Adolescent Sexuality, spoken by a fifteen-year-old girl
The big difference between sex
for money and sex for free
is sex for money usually costs a lot less.
-- Brendam Behan
Like a fierce wind roaring high
up in the bare branches of trees,
a wave of passion came over me, aimless but surging . . .
I suppose it's lust,
but it's awful and holy like thunder and lightning and the wind.
-- Joanna Field
In Europe, men and women have
because they love each other.
In the South Seas, they love each other
because they have had intercourse. Who is right?
-- Paul Gauguin
Once they call you a Latin
Lover, you're in real trouble.
Women expect an Oscar performance in bed.
-- Marcello Mastroianni
What is the point of being a
if a woman is going to look and act like an imitation man ?
-- Rita Mae Brown
I don't know whether you've
a woman eat an apple while you were doing it. . .
Well, you can imagine how that affects you.
-- Henry Miller, Tropic of Capricorn
Oh, not at all -- just a
-- Lillie Langtry, when asked if the Prince of Wales was a romantic lover
Of the delights of this world
man cares most for sexual intercourse,
yet He has left it out of heaven.
-- Mark Twain
When grown-ups do it, it's kind
of dirty --
that's because there's no one to punish them.
-- Tuesday Weld
It is vice to go to bed with
someone you are not married to
or have someone of your own sex or
to get money for having sex with someone who does not appeal to you-incidentally, the basis of half the marriages of my generation.
-- Gore Vidal, Matters of Fact and Fiction
Everybody makes me out to be
some kind of macho pig,
humping women in the gutter.
I do, but I put a pillow under them first.
-- James Caan
If lesbians were purple, none
would be admitted to respected places.
But if all lesbians suddenly turned purple today,
society would be surprised
at the number of purple people in high places.
-- Sidney Abbott and Barbara Love
Sex is something the children
never discuss in the presence of their elders.
-- Arthur S. Roche
What most men desire is a
virgin who is a whore.
-- Edward Dahlbert
My lesbianism is an act of
All those women out there are praying for a man and
I'm giving them my share.
-- Rita Mae Brown
The more sex becomes a nonissue
in people's lives, the happier they are.
-- Shirley Maclaine
The difference between sex and
with death you can do it all alone and
nobody's going to make fun of you.
-- Woody Allen
Masturbation: the primary
sexual activity of mankind.
In the nineteenth century it was a disease;
in the twentieth, it's a cure.
-- Thomas Szasz
Tarot Card: The Lovers by Julie Waters
I've made so many movies
playing a hooker
that they don't pay me in the regular way anymore.
They leave it on the dresser.
-- Shirley Maclaine
It is a silly question to ask a
prostitute why she does it. . .
these are the highest paid "professional" women in America.
-- Gail Sheehy, Hustling
A hard man is good to find --
but you'll mostly find him asleep.
-- Mae West
Ladies, here's a hint, if
you're playing against a friend who has big
boobs, bring her to the net and make her hit backhand volleys.
That's the hardest shot for the well-endowed.
-- Billie Jean King
A painter who has the feel of
breasts and buttocks is saved.
-- Pierre Auguste Renoir (He claimed he never would have painted if women did not have breasts.)
The human penis is a thing like
or some other unruly small pet
that they carry around with them.
-- Norman Rush
Madame Bovary is the sexiest
The woman's virtually a nyphomaniac
but you won't find a vulgar word in the entire thing.
-- Noel Coward
I feel very angry when I think
of brilliant, or even interesting,
women whose minds are wasted on a home.
Better have an affair.
It isn't permanent and you keep your job.
-- John Kenneth Galbraith
Tisn't beauty, so to speak, nor
good talk necessarily.
It's just IT. Some women'll stay in a man's memory
if once they walked down a street.
-- Rudyard Kipling
Feminine passion is to
masculine as an epic is to an epigram.
-- Karl Kraus
The older one grows, the more
one likes indecency.
-- Virginia Woolf
Men have been trained and
conditioned by women,
not unlike the way Pavlov conditioned his dogs,
into becoming their slaves.
-- Esther Vilar
Only in rare instance
do women experience one-tenth of the sexual feeling
which is familiar to most men.
-- Dr. Geroge Naphuys, 1878
A wise woman never yields by
I have always espoused chastity
except when one can no longer resist the temptation.
-- Edna O'Brien
At last, an unprintable book
that is readable.
-- Ezra Pound, on Henry Miller's Tropic of Cancer
The beautiful feeling after
writing a poem is
on the whole better than after sex,
and that says a lot. . .
-- Anne Sexton
If I was the Virgin Mary, I
would have said no.
-- Steve Smith
A liberated woman is one who
has sex before marriage and a job after.
-- Gloria Steinem
Today the emphasis is on sex,
and very little on the beauty of sexual relationship.
Contemporary books and films portray it like a contest,
which is absurd.
-- Henry Miller
I was always able to preserve
my great brain
from the influence of my sexual instinct,
so that I loved, coupled passionately,
and though lucidly all the time-and then I wrote it.
-- August Strindberg
Western man, especially the
still find it very had to go into print and say:
"I recommend you to go and see this because it gave me an erection."
-- Kenneth Tynan
As I grew to adolescence, I
from closely observing the boredom and vexations of matrimony,
that the act my parents committed
and the one I so long to commit must be two different things.
-- Shirley Abbott
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