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Ecology is rather like sex -- every new generation likes to think they were the first to discover it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There are two things people want more than sex and money... recognition and praise.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The masculine imagination lives in a state of perpetual revolt against the limitations of human life. In theological terms, one might say that all men, left to themselves, become gnostics. They may swagger like peacocks, but in their heart of hearts they all think sex an indignity and wish they could beget themselves on themselves. Hence the aggressive hostility toward women so manifest in most club-car stories.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The marriage of reason and nightmare which has dominated the 20th century has given birth to an ever more ambiguous world. Across the communications landscape move the specters of sinister technologies and the dreams that money can buy. Thermonuclear weapons systems and soft drink commercials coexist in an overlit realm ruled by advertising and pseudo-events, science and pornography. Over our lives preside the great twin leitmotifs of the 20th century -- sex and paranoia.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
What is passion? It is surely the becoming of a person. Are we not, for most of our lives, marking time? Most of our being is at rest, unlived. In passion, the body and the spirit seek expression outside of self. Passion is all that is other from self. Sex is only interesting when it releases passion. The more extreme and the more expressed that passion is, the more unbearable does life seem without it. It reminds us that if passion dies or is denied, we are partly dead and that soon, come what may, we will be wholly so.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
By the worldly standards of public life, all scholars in their work are of course oddly virtuous. They do not make wild claims, they do not cheat, they do not try to persuade at any cost, they appeal neither to prejudice nor to authority, they are often frank about their ignorance, their disputes are fairly decorous, they do not confuse what is being argued with race, politics, sex or age, they listen patiently to the young and to the old who both know everything. These are the general virtues of scholarship, and they are peculiarly the virtues of science.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The aura of the theocratic death penalty for adultery still clings to America, even outside New England, and multiple divorce, which looks to the European like serial polygamy, is the moral solution to the problem of the itch. Love comes into it too, of course, but in Europe we tend to see marital love as an eternity which encompasses hate and also indifference: when we promise to love we really mean that we promise to honor a contract. Americans, seeming to take marriage with not enough seriousness, are really taking love and sex with too much.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In the sex war, thoughtlessness is the weapon of the male, vindictiveness of the female.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
She was not a women likely to settle for equality when sex gave her an advantage.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We do not understand these Americans who, like adolescents, always speak of sex, and who, like adolescents, all of a sudden have discovered that sex is good not only for procreating children.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
What most people in our culture mean by being lovable is essentially a mixture between being popular and having sex appeal.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is essential that we realize once and for all that man is much more of a sex creature than a moral creature. The former is inherent, the other is grafted on.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Every theory of love, from Plato down teaches that each individual loves in the other sex what he lacks in himself.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Sex can no longer be the germ, the seed of fiction. Sex is an episode, most properly conveyed in an episodic manner, quickly, often ironically. It is a bursting forth of only one of the cells in the body of the omnipotent I, the one who hopes by concentration of tone and voice to utter the sound of reality.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To be womanly is one thing, and one only; it is to be sensitive to man, to be highly endowed with the sex instinct; to be manly is to be sensitive to woman.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The three major administrative problems on a campus are sex for the students, athletics for the alumni, and parking for the faculty.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Punishing the prostitute promotes the rape of all women. When prostitution is a crime, the message conveyed is that women who are sexual are bad, and therefore legitimate victims of sexual assault. Sex becomes a weapon to be used by men.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I find it extraordinary that a straightforward if inelegant device for ensuring the survival of the species should involve human beings in such emotional turmoil. Does sex have to be taken so seriously?More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Understand that sexuality is as wide as the sea. Understand that your morality is not law. Understand that we are you. Understand that if we decide to have sex whether safe, safer, or unsafe, it is our decision and you have no rights in our lovemaking.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I can live without it all -- love with its blood pump, sex with its messy hungers, men with their peacock strutting, their silly sexual baggage, their wet tongues in my ear.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I am sure no other civilization, not even the Romans, has showed such a vast proportion of ignominious and degraded nudity, and ugly, squalid dirty sex. Because no other civilization has driven sex into the underworld, and nudity to the W.C.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The chief thing about a woman -- who is much of a woman -- is that in the long run she is not to be had... She is not to be caught by any of the catch-words, love, beauty, honor, duty, worth, work, salvation -- none of them -- not in the long run. In the long run she only says Am I satisfied, or is there some beastly dissatisfaction gnawing and gnawing inside me. And if there is some dissatisfaction, it is physical, at least as much as psychic, sex as much as soul.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Long-term commitment to an intimate relationship with one person of whatever sex is an essential need that people have in order to breed the qualities out of which nurturing thought can rise.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The male sex still constitute in many ways the most obstinate vested interest one can find.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
For those for whom the sex act has come to seem mechanical and merely the meeting and manipulation of body parts, there often remains a hunger which can be called metaphysical but which is not recognized as such, and which seeks satisfaction in physical danger, or sometimes in torture, suicide, or murder.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The suffering of either sex -- of the male who is unable, because of the way in which he was reared, to take the strong initiating or patriarchal role that is still demanded of him, or of the female who has been given too much freedom of movement as a child to stay placidly within the house as an adult -- this suffering, this discrepancy, this sense of failure in an enjoined role, is the point of leverage for social change.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Continental people have sex lives; the English have hot-water bottles.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The use of knowledge in our sex (beside the amusement of solitude) is to moderate the passions and learn to be contented with a small expense, which are the certain effects of a studious life and, it may be, preferable even to that fame which men have engrossed to themselves and will not suffer us to share.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To speak of morals in art is to speak of legislature in sex. Art is the sex of the imagination.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We need a new kind of feminism, one that stresses personal responsibility and is open to art and sex in all their dark, unconsoling mysteries. The feminist of the fin de sicle will be bawdy, streetwise, and on-the-spot confrontational, in the prankish Sixties way.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Popular culture is the new Babylon, into which so much art and intellect now flow. It is our imperial sex theater, supreme temple of the western eye. We live in the age of idols. The pagan past, never dead, flames again in our mystic hierarchies of stardom.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
You have to accept the fact that part of the sizzle of sex comes from the danger of sex. You can be overpowered.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Fact: Girls who are having a good sex thing stay in New York. The rest want to spend their summer vacations in Europe.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Lifestyles and sex roles are passed from parents to children as inexorably as blue eyes or small feet.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Next to inflation, majority rule is the most ingenious scheme ever contrived by government. Most people have never dared to question the basic morality or logic in the assumption that the majority should have power over the minority. A majority of the people in the South once believed in black slavery. Did that make it moral? A lynch mob is majority rule stripped of its fancy trappings and its facade of respectability. In a community where homosexuals outnumber heterosexuals, should the majority have the right to outlaw sex between married partners of the opposite sex? In a community where atheists outnumber non- atheists, should the majority have the right to outlaw the practice of religion? ... a dictatorship allows only a small number of people to interfere with the rights of others, a democracy makes it possible for great numbers of people to impose their will on others -- through the force of government. Is an act of aggression more right if carried out by the majority than by a dictator? Since approximately half the eligible voters vote this means that approximately 75% of the people are ruled by 25% of the people.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Marriage is for women the commonest mode of livelihood, and the total amount of undesired sex endured by women is probably greater in marriage than in prostitution.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Never may an act of possession be exercised upon a free being; the exclusive possession of a woman is no less unjust than the possession of slaves; all men are born free, all have equal rights: never should we lose sight of those principles; according to which never may there be granted to one sex the legitimate right to lay monopolizing hands upon the other, and never may one of the sexes, or classes, arbitrarily possess the other.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I have often said that I wish I had invented blue jeans: the most spectacular, the most practical, the most relaxed and nonchalant. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity -- all I hope for in my clothes.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
AIDS obliges people to think of sex as having, possibly, the direst consequences: suicide. Or murder.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Perhaps the best function of parenthood is to teach the young creature to love with safety, so that it may be able to venture unafraid when later emotion comes; the thwarting of the instinct to love is the root of all sorrow and not sex only but divinity itself is insulted when it is repressed. To disapprove, to condemn --the human soul shrivels under barren righteousness.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A liberated woman is one who has sex before marriage and a job after.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If some really acute observer made as much of egotism as Freud has made of sex, people would forget a good deal about sex and find the explanation for everything in egotism.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Either sex alone is half itself.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Men often give love for sex, women often give sex for love.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To say that war is madness is like saying that sex is madness: true enough, from the standpoint of a stateless eunuch, but merely a provocative epigram for those who must make their arrangements in the world as given.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I never miss a chance to have sex or appear on television.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Being a sex symbol was rather like being a convict.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I am, I must confess, suspicious of those who denounce others for having too much sex. At what point does a healthy amount become too much? There are, of course, those who suffer because their desire for sex has become compulsive; in their case the drive (loneliness, guilt) is at fault, not the activity as such. When morality is discussed I invariably discover, halfway into the conversation, that what is meant are not the great ethical questions but the rather dreary business of sexual habit, which to my mind is an aesthetic rather than an ethical issue.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Different though the sexes are, they inter-mix. In every human being a vacillation from one sex to the other takes place, and often it is only the clothes that keep the male or female likeness, while underneath the sex is very opposite of what it is above.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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 which I have not shared and probably will not share.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Don't explain computers to laymen. Simpler to explain sex to a virgin.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Trudi: You know how they use that gun to pierce your ears? They don't use that when they pierce your nipples, do they?
Jody: Forget that gun. That gun goes against the entire idea behind piercing. All of my piercings, sixteen places on my body, all of them done with a needle. Five in each ear, one through the nipple on my left breast, one through my right nostril, one through my left eyebrow, one in my lip, one in my clit... and I wear a stud in my tongue.
Vincent: Excuse me, but I was just wondering... why do you wear a stud in your tongue?
Jody: It's a sex thing. It helps fellatio.
Lance: Don Vincenzo. Step into my office? More [07/14/2005 12:07:00]
Clive: Sex just seems so... messy.
Gypsy: Oh, no, no. Sex can be awesome. Not that I would remember, but...
Clive: Maybe you and I should try.
Gypsy: Yeah, well, I think I'm past my wayward-sex fag-hag test-fuck phase... but thanks for the offer. It's just "been there, done that."
Clive: At least I'd know for sure.
Gypsy: Honey, you're a queer, with a capital "Q."
Clive: Ok, you know what? Some of us don't care to be defined by our sexuality.
Gypsy: Ok, sorry. Can I ask you a question?
Clive: What?
Gypsy: Are you gay?
Clive: Yes! But I don't have anything in common with those people. I mean, like I give a rat's ass about Judy Garland or... Stonewall!
[Gypsy laughs]
Clive: Being queer is a very small part of me.
Gypsy: Yeah, whatever. More [07/10/2005 12:07:00]
Samir: [trying to decide if he should go along with the virus plot] I have a question.
Peter Gibbons: Yes?
Samir: In... in these conjugal visits, you can have sex with women?
Peter Gibbons: Yep, you sure can.
Samir: OK, I'll do it. More [07/25/2005 12:07:00]
Walter Burke: All right, your objective - reach the parking lot with an asset who intends to have sex with you.
James Clayton: You want us to pick up a girl?
Walter Burke: Well, uh, five, actually - one each.More [07/31/2005 12:07:00]
James: So it's like kind of a porn thing?
Rae-Lyn: No, I wouldn't say that.
James: Well you have sex with toys and...
Rae-Lyn: Yes, but it's not porno, 'cause it's not sex.More [08/02/2005 12:08:00]
Vanessa Kensington: Mr. Powers, I would never have sex with you, ever! If you were the last man on earth and I was the last woman on earth, and the future of the human race depended on our having sex, simply for procreation, I still would not have sex with you.
Austin Powers: What's your point, Vanessa?More [08/06/2005 12:08:00]
Vanessa Kensington: Mr. Powers, my job is to acclimatize you to the nineties. You know, a lot's changed since 1967.
Austin Powers: No doubt, love, but as long as people are still having promiscuous sex with many anonymous partners without protection while at the same time experimenting with mind-expanding drugs in a consequence-free environment, I'll be sound as a pound!More [08/06/2005 12:08:00]
Maria Kelly: When my first husband left me I was so angry I wanted to cut his brake cables... but instead we ended up having sex on the elliptical machine.More [08/19/2005 12:08:00]

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