20 Of The Smartest Ever Quotes About Sex

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

“Everything in the world is about sex except sex. Sex is about power.”

Hunter S Thompson

Hunter S Thompson

“Sex without love is as hollow and ridiculous as love without sex.”



Paulo Coelho, Eleven Minutes

Paulo Coelho, Eleven Minutes

“Anyone who is in love is making love the whole time, even when they’re not. When two bodies meet, it is just the cup overflowing. They can stay together for hours, even days. They begin the dance one day and finish it the next, or–such is the pleasure they experience–they may never finish it. No eleven minutes for them.”

Jack Kerouac, On the Road

Jack Kerouac, On the Road

“Boys and girls in America have such a sad time together; sophistication demands that they submit to sex immediately without proper preliminary talk. Not courting talk — real straight talk about souls, for life is holy and every moment is precious.”



Mae West

Mae West

“Sex is an emotion in motion.”

Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez, Love in the Time of Cholera

Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez, Love in the Time of Cholera

“But when a woman decides to sleep with a man, there is no wall she will not scale, no fortress she will not destroy, no moral consideration she will not ignore at its very root: there is no God worth worrying about.”



Isabel Allende, Of Love and Shadows

Isabel Allende, Of Love and Shadows

“For women, the best aphrodisiacs are words. The G-spot is in the ears. He who looks for it below there is wasting his time.”

Italo Calvino, If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler

Italo Calvino, If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler

“If one wanted to depict the whole thing graphically, every episode, with its climax, would require a three-dimensional, or, rather, no model: every experience is unrepeatable. What makes lovemaking and reading resemble each other most is that within both of them times and spaces open, different from measurable time and space.”



Madonna

Madonna

“Sick and perverted always appeals to me.”

Toni Bentley

Toni Bentley

“If a man can possess a woman sexually -really possess- he won’t need to control her ideas, her opinions, her clothes, her friends, even her other lovers.”



Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

“So she thoroughly taught him that one cannot take pleasure without giving pleasure, and that every gesture, every caress, every touch, every glance, every last bit of the body has its secret, which brings happiness to the person who knows how to wake it. She taught him that after a celebration of love the lovers should not part without admiring each other, without being conquered or having conquered, so that neither is bleak or glutted or has the bad feeling of being used or misused.”

Greg Behrendt, He’s Just Not That Into You: The No-Excuses Truth to Understanding Guys

Greg Behrendt, He’s Just Not That Into You: The No-Excuses Truth to Understanding Guys

“We (men) would rather lose an arm out a city bus window than tell you simply, “You’re not the one.” We are quite sure you will kill us or yourself or both—or even worse, cry and yell at us.”



David Levithan, The Lover’s Dictionary

David Levithan, The Lover’s Dictionary

“I want you to spend the night,” you said. And it was definitely your phrasing that ensured it. If you had said, “Let’s have sex,” or “Let’s go to my place,” or even “I really want you,” I’m not sure we would have gone quite as far as we did. But I loved the notion that the night was mine to spend, and I immediately decided to spend it with you.”

Terry Pratchett, The Fifth Elephant

Terry Pratchett, The Fifth Elephant

“He’d noticed that sex bore some resemblance to cookery: it fascinated people, they sometimes bought books full of complicated recipes and interesting pictures, and sometimes when they were really hungry they created vast banquets in their imagination – but at the end of the day they’d settle quite happily for egg and chips. If it was well done and maybe had a slice of tomato.”



Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra

“Sex is always about emotions. Good sex is about free emotions; bad sex is about blocked emotions.”

Sigmund Freud, Sexuality and the Psychology of Love

Sigmund Freud, Sexuality and the Psychology of Love

“The behavior of a human being in sexual matters is often a prototype for the whole of his other modes of reaction in life.”



Alessandra Torre

Alessandra Torre

“A gentleman holds my hand.
A man pulls my hair.
A soulmate will do both.”

Rob Bell, Sex God: Exploring the Endless Connections Between Sexuality and Spirituality

Rob Bell, Sex God: Exploring the Endless Connections Between Sexuality and Spirituality

“Love is giving up control. It’s surrendering the desire to control the other person. The two—love and controlling power over the other person—are mutually exclusive. If we are serious about loving someone, we have to surrender all the desires within us to manipulate the relationship.”



Garrison Keillor

Garrison Keillor

“A girl in a bikini is like having a loaded gun on your coffee table- There’s nothing wrong with them, but it’s hard to stop thinking about.”

Marquis de Sade, The 120 Days of Sodom and Other Writings

Marquis de Sade, The 120 Days of Sodom and Other Writings

“Sexual pleasure is, I agree, a passion to which all others are subordinate but in which they all unite.”