What reason weaves, by passion is undone.

—Alexander Pope, 1972

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

—Michel Foucault, c. 1982

A maid that laughs is half taken.

—John Ray, 1670

Sex is the last refuge of the miserable.

—Quentin Crisp, 1968

No woman needs intercourse; few women escape it.

—Andrea Dworkin, 1978

Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac.

—Henry Kissinger, 1972

Nothing is so much to be shunned as sex relations.

—Saint Augustine, c. 387

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

—Jonathan Swift, 1738

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

—Jacques Lacan

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

—Stendhal, 1822

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

—Zsa Zsa Gabor

I’ve been on more laps than a napkin.

—Mae West

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

—Welsh proverb