Selected Quotes about Sex

It is with our passions, as it is with fire and water, they are good servants but bad masters. -- Aesop

Sex without love is a meaningless experience, but as far as meaningless experiences go its pretty damn good. -- Woody Allen

Sex—the great inequality, the great miscalculator, the great Irritator. -- Enid Bagnold

Sex: the thing that takes up the least amount of time and causes the most amount of trouble. -- John Barrymore

What comes first in a relationship is lust - then more lust. -- Jacqueline Bisset

I can remember when the air was clean and sex was dirty. -- George Burns

I can remember when the air was clean and sex was dirty. -- George Burns

Sex can be fun after eighty, after ninety, and after lunch! -- George Burns

Does it really matter what these affectionate people do-- so long as they don’t do it in the streets and frighten the horses! -- Mrs. Patrick Campbell

What do I know about sex? I'm a married man. -- Tom Clancy

Women need a reason to have sex. Men just need a place. -- Billy Crystal

In America sex is an obsession, in other parts of the world it is a fact. -- Marlene Dietrich

Sex. In America an obsession. In other parts of the world a fact. -- Marlene Dietrich

Instead of fulfilling the promise of infinite orgasmic bliss, sex in the America of the feminine mystique is becoming a strangely joyless national compulsion, if not a contemptuous mockery. -- Betty Friedan

I know nothing about sex because I was always married. -- Zsa Zsa Gabor

Sex in a woman’s world has the same currency a penny has in a man’s. Every penny saved is a penny earned in one world and in the next every sexual adventure is a literary experience. -- Harry Golden

If sex and creativity are often seen by dictators as subversive activities, it’s because they lead to the knowledge that you own your own body (and with it your own voice), and that’s the most revolutionary insight of all. -- Erica Jong

Sex education is legitimate in that girls cannot be taught soon enough how children don’t come into the world. -- Karl Kraus

Learning and sex until rigor mortis. -- Maggie Kuhn

Life is a sexually transmitted disease. -- R. D. Laing

Sex is the one thing you cannot really swindle; and it is the centre of the worst swindling of all, emotional swindling.... Sex lashes out against counterfeit emotion, and is ruthless, devastating against false love. -- D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence

Mortal lovers must not try to remain at the first step; for lasting passion is the dream of a harlot and from it we wake in despair. -- C. S. Lewis

Sex appeal is fifty percent what you’ve got and fifty percent what people think you’ve got. -- Sophia Loren

One thing I've learned in all these years is not to make love when you really don't feel it; there's probably nothing worse you can do to yourself than that. -- Norman Mailer

Sexually,we are all competing for the same seat on the bus and the thing that holds it together is the tightly held conceit that we are all sexual gods. How can I believe in my own uniqueness when there's a cat out there exactly the same as me? -- Jeff Melvoin

I married a German. Every night I dress up as Poland and he invades me. -- Bette Midler

Sex is one of the nine reasons for reincarnation. The other eight are unimportant. -- Henry Miller

A sex symbol becomes a thing.... I just hate to be a thing. -- Marilyn Monroe

Confidence is the sexiest thing a woman can have. It's much sexier than any body part. -- Aimee Mullins

But seduction isn’t making someone do what they don’t want to do. Seduction is enticing someone into doing what they secretly want to do already. -- Waiter Rant

A man can sleep around, no questions asked, but if a woman makes nineteen or twenty mistakes she's a tramp. -- Joan Rivers

As I grow older and older And totter towards the tomb, I find I care less and less Who goes to bed with whom. -- Dorothy L. Sayers

It's just human. We all have the jungle inside of us. We all have wants and needs and desires, strange as they may seem. If you stop to think about it, we're all pretty creative, cooking up all these fantasies. it's like a kind of poetry. -- Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider

I'm too shy to express my sexual needs except over the phone to people I don't know. -- Garry Shandling

If sex were all, then every trembling hand Could make us squeak, like dolls, the wished-for words. -- Wallace Stevens

The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions. -- Alfred Lord Tennyson

Of the delights of this world, man cares most for sexual intercourse. He will go to any length for it-risk fortune, character, reputation, life itself. -- Mark Twain

Sex is like money; only too much is enough. -- John Updike

Sex is a conversation carried out by other means. If you get on well out of bed, half the problems of bed are solved. -- Peter Ustinov

Sex is. There is nothing more to be done about it. Sex builds no roads, writes no novels and sex certainly gives no meaning to anything in life but itself. -- Gore Vidal

Love and sex can go together and sex and unlove can go together and love and unsex can go together. But personal love and personal sex is bad. -- Andy Warhol

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

Sex contains all, bodies, souls, Meanings, proofs, purities, delicacies, results, promulgations, Songs, commands, health, pride, the maternal mystery, the seminal milk, All hopes, benefactions, bestowals, all the passions, loves, beauties, delights of the earth. -- Walt Whitman

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