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

—Stendhal, 1822

Love is so short, forgetting is so long.

—Pablo Neruda, 1924

Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac.

—Henry Kissinger, 1972

What reason weaves, by passion is undone.

—Alexander Pope, 1972

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

—Marlene Dietrich, 1962

Love lasteth as long as the money endureth.

—William Caxton, 1476

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

—Welsh proverb

No woman needs intercourse; few women escape it.

—Andrea Dworkin, 1978