One may like the love and despise the lover.

—George Farquhar, 1706

What reason weaves, by passion is undone.

—Alexander Pope, 1972

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

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

—Andy Warhol, 1975

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

—Welsh proverb

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

—Jonathan Swift, 1738

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

A maid that laughs is half taken.

—John Ray, 1670

Love is so short, forgetting is so long.

—Pablo Neruda, 1924

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

—Zsa Zsa Gabor

Sex is the last refuge of the miserable.

—Quentin Crisp, 1968

I’ve been on more laps than a napkin.

—Mae West

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

Love lasteth as long as the money endureth.

—William Caxton, 1476

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

—Stendhal, 1822

Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac.

—Henry Kissinger, 1972

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

—Marlene Dietrich, 1962