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

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

—Michel Foucault, c. 1982

I’ve been on more laps than a napkin.

—Mae West

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

—Stendhal, 1822

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

—Jacques Lacan

What reason weaves, by passion is undone.

—Alexander Pope, 1972

A maid that laughs is half taken.

—John Ray, 1670