Random quotes about sex

Found in the course of doing some research for a story… most of them aren’t even about fetish! Culled from about 14 pages of stuff on brainyquote.com. They don’t represent a consistent view or theme or set of values but they’re all interesting, one way or another (your mileage may vary!). I have some favourites but it would be invidious to identify them…

Sex without love is a meaningless experience, but as far as meaningless experiences go it’s pretty damn good. (Woody Allen)

Money, it turned out, was exactly like sex, you thought of nothing else if you didn’t have it and thought of other things if you did. (James A. Baldwin)

For flavour, instant sex will never supersede the stuff you have to peel and cook. (Quentin Crisp)

In America, sex is an obsession. In other parts of the world it’s a fact. (Marlene Dietrich)

What will happen to sex after liberation? Frankly, I don’t know. It is a great mystery to all of us. (Nora Ephron)

Some things are better than sex, and some are worse, but there’s nothing exactly like it. (W.C. Fields)

When the authorities warn you of the dangers of having sex, there is an important lesson to be learned. Do not have sex with the authorities. (Matt Groening)

An intellectual is a person who’s found one thing that’s more interesting than sex. (Aldous Huxley)

A geometry implies the heterogeneity of locus, namely that there is a locus of the Other. Regarding this locus of the Other, of one sex as Other, as absolute Other, what does the most recent development in topology allow us to posit? (Jacques Lacan)

Sex is hardly ever just about sex. (Shirley MacLaine)

There is nothing safe about sex. There never will be. (Norman Mailer)

There’s a subterranean impetus towards pornography so powerful that half the business world is juiced by the sort of half sex that one finds in advertisements. (Norman Mailer)

When I have sex with someone I forget who I am. For a minute I even forget I’m human. It’s the same thing when I’m behind a camera. I forget I exist. (Robert Mapplethorpe)

I remember the first time I had sex – I kept the receipt. (Groucho Marx)

If sex is such a natural phenomenon, how come there are so many books on how to do it? (Bette Midler)

Like sex in Victorian England, the reality of Big Business today is our big dirty secret. (Ralph Nader)

I have an idea that the phrase ‘weaker sex’ was coined by some woman to disarm the man she was preparing to overwhelm. (Ogden Nash)

You have to accept the fact that part of the sizzle of sex comes from the danger of sex. You can be overpowered. (Camille Paglia)

It’s so long since I’ve had sex I’ve forgotten who ties up who. (Joan Rivers)

What pornography is really about, ultimately, isn’t sex but death. (Susan Sontag)

Literature – creative literature – unconcerned with sex, is inconceivable. (Gertrude Stein)

I wouldn’t recommend sex, drugs or insanity for everyone, but they’ve always worked for me. (Hunter S. Thompson)

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

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

There is one universal sex law: ‘Sex shall not be unregulated’. (Robert Anton Wilson)

Not every religion has to have St. Augustine’s attitude to sex. Why, even in our culture marriages are celebrated in a church; everyone present knows what is going to happen that night, but that doesn’t prevent it being a religious ceremony. (Ludwig Wittgenstein)

If you insist upon fighting to protect me, or ‘our’ country, let it be understood soberly and rationally between us that you are fighting to gratify a sex instinct which I cannot share; to procure benefits where I have not shared and probably will not share. (Virginia Woolf)

I am still of opinion that only two topics can be of the least interest to a serious and studious mood – sex and the dead. (William Butler Yeats)

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