- On bisexuality: It immediately doubles your chances for a date on Saturday night.
New York Times 1 December 1975 1935– American film director, writer, and actor: in
- That was the most fun I ever had without laughing.
Allen and Marshall Brickman (1941–) 1977 film: spoken by Woody Allen as Alvy; written by Woody
- Give me chastity and continency—but not yet!
ad 354–430 Roman Christian theologian: Confessions (ad 397–8) bk. 8, ch. 7
- I don't know what I am, darling. I've tried several varieties of sex. The conventional position makes me claustrophobic. And the others give me either stiff neck or lockjaw.
Miss Tallulah Bankhead (1972) 1903–68 American actress: Lee Israel
at the age of ninety-seven, Blake was asked at what age the sex drive goes:You'll have to ask somebody older than me.
Ned Sherrin in his Anecdotage (1993) 1883–1983 American ragtime pianist: in
- It doesn't matter what you do in the bedroom as long as you don't do it in the street and frighten the horses.
The Duchess of Jermyn Street (1964) ch. 2 1865–1940 English actress: Daphne Fielding
- The pleasure is momentary, the position ridiculous, and the expense damnable.
of sex 1694–1773 English writer and politician: attributed
- I have never yet seen anyone whose desire to build up his moral power was as strong as sexual desire.
bc Chinese philosopher: Analects ch. 9, v. 17, tr. Wing-Tsit Chan (K'ung Fu-tzu) 551–479
- License my roving hands, and let them go,
Behind, before, above, between, below.
O my America, my new found land,
My kingdom, safeliest when with one man manned.
Elegies ‘To His Mistress Going to Bed’ (1595) 1572–1631 English poet and divine:
- Is sex dirty? Only if it's done right.
Allen 1972 film: written by Woody
- Personally I know nothing about sex because I've always been married.
Observer 16 August 1987 1919–2016 Hungarian-born film actress: in
- But did thee feel the earth move?
For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940) ch. 13 1899–1961 American novelist:
- When I hear his steps outside my door I lie down on my bed, close my eyes, open my legs, and think of England.
The Rise and Fall of the British Nanny (1972) 1857–1940: diary 1912 (original untraced, perhaps apocryphal); J. Gathorne-Hardy
- I'll come no more behind your scenes, David; for the silk stockings and white bosoms of your actresses excite my amorous propensities.
Life of Samuel Johnson (1791) 1750 1709–84 English poet, critic, and lexicographer: James Boswell
- The zipless fuck is the purest thing there is.
Fear of Flying (1973) ch. 1 1942– American novelist:
- The only unnatural sex act is that which you cannot perform.
Time 21 January 1966 1894–1956 American zoologist and sex researcher: in
- 'Tisn't beauty, so to speak, nor good talk necessarily. It's just It. Some women'll stay in a man's memory if they once walked down a street.
Traffics and Discoveries (1904) ‘Mrs Bathurst’ 1865–1936 English writer and poet:
- Give a man a free hand and he'll try to put it all over you.
West 1936 film: written by Mae
- Sexual intercourse began
In nineteen sixty-three
(Which was rather late for me) —
Between the end of the Chatterley ban
And the Beatles' first LP.
1922–85 English poet: ‘Annus Mirabilis’ (1974)
- While we think of it, and talk of it
Let us leave it alone, physically, keep apart.
For while we have sex in the mind, we truly have none in the body.
1885–1930 English novelist and poet: ‘Leave Sex Alone’ (1929)
- Sex appeal is 50 per cent what you’ve got and 50 per cent what people think you’ve got.
Anniston Star 13 December 1957 1934– Italian actress: in
- There is nothing safe about sex. There never will be.
International Herald Tribune 24 January 1992 1923–2007 American novelist and essayist: in
- The Duke returned from the wars today and did pleasure me in his top-boots. 1660–1744: oral tradition, attributed in various forms
- Continental people have sex life; the English have hot-water bottles.
How to be an Alien (1946) 1912–87 Hungarian-born writer:
- Your wife interested in…photographs? Eh? Know what I mean—photographs? He asked him knowingly…nudge nudge, snap snap, grin grin, wink wink, say no more.
Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969) 1969–74 BBC TV programme, written by Graham Chapman (1941–89), John Cleese (1939–), Terry Gilliam (1940–), Eric Idle (1943–), Terry Jones (1942–), and Michael Palin (1943–):
- The orgasm has replaced the Cross as the focus of longing and the image of fulfilment.
Tread Softly (1966) 1903–90 British journalist:
- Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul. Lo-lee-ta: the tip of the tongue taking a trip of three steps down the palate to tap, at three, on the teeth. Lo. Lee. Ta.
Lolita (1955) ch. 1 1899–1977 Russian novelist:
- Not tonight, Josephine. 1769–1821 French monarch, emperor 1804–15: attributed, but probably apocryphal; the phrase does not appear in contemporary sources, but was current by the early twentieth century
- Love is two minutes fifty-two seconds of squishing noises.
Daily Mirror, 1983 1957– British rock singer: in
- Is it not strange that desire should so many years outlive performance?
Henry IV, Part 2 (1597) act 2, sc. 4, l.  (Oxford Standard Authors ed.) 1564–1616 English dramatist:
- Someone asked Sophocles, ‘How is your sex-life now? Are you still able to have a woman?’ He replied, ‘Hush, man; most gladly indeed am I rid of it all, as though I had escaped from a mad and savage master.’
c.496–406 bc Greek dramatist: Plato Republic bk. 1, 329b
- Traditionally, sex has been a very private, secretive activity. Herein perhaps lies its powerful force for uniting people in a strong bond. As we make sex less secretive, we may rob it of its power to hold men and women together.
The Second Sin (1973) ‘Sex’ 1920–2012 Hungarian-born psychiatrist:
- Is that a gun in your pocket, or are you just glad to see me?
usually quoted as ‘Is that a pistol in your pocket…’
Peel Me a Grape (1975) 1892–1980 American film actress: Joseph Weintraub
- I'll have what she's having.
woman to waiter, seeing Sally acting an orgasm
Ephron 1989 film: written by Nora