Sex is the last refuge of the miserable.

—Quentin Crisp, 1968

Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac.

—Henry Kissinger, 1972

Nothing is so much to be shunned as sex relations.

—Saint Augustine, c. 387

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

—Abraham Lincoln

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

—Stendhal, 1822

There is no art without Eros. 

—Max Frisch, 1983

No woman needs intercourse; few women escape it.

—Andrea Dworkin, 1978

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

—Jacques Lacan