The best moment of love is when the lover leaves in the taxi.

—Michel Foucault, c. 1982

Sex: in America, an obsession; in other parts of the world, a fact.

—Marlene Dietrich, 1962

What reason weaves, by passion is undone.

—Alexander Pope, 1972

Once a woman has lost her chastity she will shrink from nothing.

—Tacitus, c. 100

There is no art without Eros. 

—Max Frisch, 1983

A maid that laughs is half taken.

—John Ray, 1670

Love is so short, forgetting is so long.

—Pablo Neruda, 1924

One may like the love and despise the lover.

—George Farquhar, 1706

No woman needs intercourse; few women escape it.

—Andrea Dworkin, 1978

Lord! I wonder what fool it was that first invented kissing.

—Jonathan Swift, 1738

Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac.

—Henry Kissinger, 1972

Sex is more exciting on the screen and between the pages than between the sheets. 

—Andy Warhol, 1975

No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens. 

—Abraham Lincoln