One may like the love and despise the lover.

—George Farquhar, 1706

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

—Jacques Lacan

Love lasteth as long as the money endureth.

—William Caxton, 1476

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

—Jonathan Swift, 1738

Love is so short, forgetting is so long.

—Pablo Neruda, 1924

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

—Tacitus, c. 100

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

—Michel Foucault, c. 1982

Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac.

—Henry Kissinger, 1972

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

—Marlene Dietrich, 1962

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

—Zsa Zsa Gabor

I’ve been on more laps than a napkin.

—Mae West

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

—Andy Warhol, 1975

Sex is the last refuge of the miserable.

—Quentin Crisp, 1968