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

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

—Zsa Zsa Gabor

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

—Jacques Lacan

Sex is more exciting on the screen and between the pages than between the sheets. 

—Andy Warhol, 1975

I’ve been on more laps than a napkin.

—Mae West

Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac.

—Henry Kissinger, 1972

Love lasteth as long as the money endureth.

—William Caxton, 1476

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

—Tacitus, c. 100

Sex is the last refuge of the miserable.

—Quentin Crisp, 1968

Love is so short, forgetting is so long.

—Pablo Neruda, 1924

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

—Welsh proverb

A maid that laughs is half taken.

—John Ray, 1670

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

—Abraham Lincoln

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

—Jonathan Swift, 1738

One may like the love and despise the lover.

—George Farquhar, 1706

Nothing is so much to be shunned as sex relations.

—Saint Augustine, c. 387

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

—Stendhal, 1822

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

—Michel Foucault, c. 1982

No woman needs intercourse; few women escape it.

—Andrea Dworkin, 1978

There is no art without Eros. 

—Max Frisch, 1983