A maid that laughs is half taken.

—John Ray, 1670

One may like the love and despise the lover.

—George Farquhar, 1706

Sex is the last refuge of the miserable.

—Quentin Crisp, 1968

Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac.

—Henry Kissinger, 1972

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

—Tacitus, c. 100

Nothing is so much to be shunned as sex relations.

—Saint Augustine, c. 387

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

—Jacques Lacan

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

—Marlene Dietrich, 1962

No woman needs intercourse; few women escape it.

—Andrea Dworkin, 1978

What reason weaves, by passion is undone.

—Alexander Pope, 1972

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

—Zsa Zsa Gabor

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

—Abraham Lincoln

There is no art without Eros. 

—Max Frisch, 1983