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

—Jonathan Swift, 1738

A wise woman never yields by appointment. It should always be an unforeseen happiness.

—Stendhal, 1822

I’ve been on more laps than a napkin.

—Mae West

No woman needs intercourse; few women escape it.

—Andrea Dworkin, 1978

I know nothing about sex, because I was always married.

—Zsa Zsa Gabor

What reason weaves, by passion is undone.

—Alexander Pope, 1972

Love lasteth as long as the money endureth.

—William Caxton, 1476

There is no art without Eros. 

—Max Frisch, 1983

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

—Andy Warhol, 1975

To love a woman who scorns you is to lick honey from a thorn.

—Welsh proverb

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

—Abraham Lincoln

A maid that laughs is half taken.

—John Ray, 1670

Love is giving something you haven’t got to someone who doesn’t exist. 

—Jacques Lacan