"So as not to die of cold in this modern world of ours, she wraps her sublime body in great heavy furs and warms her feet on the prostrate body of her lover. I imagine the favorite of this beautiful despot, who is whipped when his mistress grows tired of kissing him, and whose love only grows more intense the more he is trampled underfoot.”
Venus in Furs - Leopold von Sacher-Masoch
"Beautiful nudes made it possible for us to contemplate our sexuality in safety."
-Martha Mayer Erlebacher
"Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal."
"Her heart was a secret garden and the walls were very high."
- William Goldman
"You always feel like you are the only one in the world, like everyone else is crazy for each other, but it’s not true. Generally, people don’t like each other very much. And that goes for friends, too. "
“It’s just a penis, right? Probably no worse for you than smoking.”
― David Sedaris
"Whosoever is delighted in solitude, is either a wild beast or a god."