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                                COURTSHIP


                               1. Essence

     255       Courtship - A man pursuing a woman until she catches him.   

                                                                    Anonymous


     258       Charm is the measure of attraction's power                  
               To chain the fleeting fancy of the hour.                    

                                                      Louisa Thomas (b. 1865)
                                                             "What is Charm?"


     260       Flirt:  a woman who thinks it's every man for herself.      

                                                                   Anonymous 



                              2. Opposites


     261       She was always pleased to have him come                     
               and never sorry to see him go.                              

                                                   Dorothy Parker (1893-1967)
                                                          "Big Blonde" Pt. II


     263       The game women play is men.                                 

                                                       Adam Smith (1723-1790)


     264       By keeping men off, you keep them on.                       

                                                              Gay (1688-1732)


     265       Woman begins by resisting a man's advances and ends by      
               blocking his retreat.                                       

                                                      Oscar Wilde (1856-1900)


     269       Scratch a lover, and find a foe.                            

                                                   Dorothy Parker (1893-1967)
                         "Chant for Dark Hours," Ballade of a Great Weariness



                               3. Insight


     272       Men like to pursue an elusive woman, like a cake of wet soap
               in a bathtub - even men who hate baths.                     

                                                   Gelett Burgess (1866-1951)


     277       What woman says to fond lover should be written on air      
               or the swift water.                                         

                                                      Catullus (B.C. 84?-54?)
                                                             Carmina.  LXX 3.


     284       When a young man complains that a young lady has no heart,  
               it is a pretty certain sign that she has his.               

                                               George D. Prentice (1802-1870)



                             4. Positive


     289       Oh, what a dear ravishing thing is the beginning of an      
               Amour!                                                      

                                                       Aphra Behn (1640-1689)


     292       She is pretty to walk with,                                 
               And witty to talk with,                                     
               And pleasant, too, to think on.                             

                                                    John Suckling (1609-1642)
                                                               The Brennoralt


     295       Son, when thou art old it will please thee more to remember 
               the duties thou hast NEGLECTED for love of women, than all  
               thine honors.                                               

                                                   Gelett Burgess (1866-1951)
                                                     The Maxims of Methuselah


                             5. Negative


     298       What lies lurk in kisses.                                   

                                                   Heinrich Heine (1797-1856)


     300       For though I know he loves me                               
               Tonight my heart is sad                                     
               His kiss was not so wonderful                               
               As all the dreams I had.                                    

                                                    Sara Teasdale (1884-1933)


     301       The adoration of his heart had been to her only as the      
               perfume of a wild flower, which she had carelessly crushed  
               with her foot in passing.                                   

                                                       Longfellow (1819-1892)


     302       The time I've lost in wooing,                               
               In watching and pursuing                                    
                 The light that lies                                       
                 in woman's eyes,                                          
               Has been my heart's undoing.                                

                                                     Thomas Moore (1779-1852)
                                                 The Time I've Lost in Wooing


     304       Once a woman has given you her heart, you can never get     
               rid of the rest of her.                                     

                                                    John Vanbrugh (1666-1726)
                                                               The Relapse II


     306       Many a girl has gotten into trouble by obeying that         
               boyological urge.                                           

                                                  Katharine Brush (born 1893)


     310       When billing and cooing results in matrimony,               
               the billing always comes after the cooing.                  

                                                       Tom Masson (1866-1934)



                               6. Advice


     311       An absence, the decline of a dinner invitation, an          
               unintentional coldness, can accomplish more than all        
               the cosmetics and beautiful dresses in the world.           

                                                    Marcel Proust (1871-1922)


     312       Women who sway men are like the sea, full of moods,         
               changeful, hard to fathom, never twice the same and         
               often quite as treacherous.                                 

                                                      Minna Antrim (fl. 1900)
                                            Naked Truths and Veiled Illusions


     313       He that would win his dame, must do                         
               As Love does when he draws his bow;                         
               With one hand thrust the lady from,                         
               And with the other pull her home.                           

                                                    Samuel Butler (1612-1680)
                                                                     Hudibras


     324            My son, wouldst thou flatter women?  I counsel thee,   
               avoid generalities; say NOT unto her:  Thou art fair, my    
               love, thou rejoicest my heart with thy comeliness,          
                    But let thy words be DEFINITE, go thou into details,   
               for this will cause her joy;                                
                    Say unto her:  Love, thy nostrils are proud, they show 
               thy caste; and thine ear is like a seashell.  How cunning   
               are the tips of thy fingers, and the line of thine eyebrows,
               naught can match it.                                        

                                                   Gelett Burgess (1866-1951)
                                                     The Maxims of Methuselah


     329       Women like silent men.  They think they're listening.       

                                                      Marcel Achard (b. 1900)


     339       The best way to hold a man is in your arms.                 

                                                        Mae West (1893?-1980)
                                               The Wit and Wisdom of Mae West


     343       "Where should one use perfume?" a young woman asked.        
               "Wherever one wants to be kissed," I said.                  

                                                      Coco Chanel (1883-1971)
                        Coco Chanel, Her Life, Her Secrets by Marcel Haedrich



                             7. Poetry & Prose


     347       Talk to me tenderly, tell me lies;                          
               I am a woman and time flies.                                

                                             Vivian Yeiser Laramore (b. 1891)
                                                        "Talk to Me Tenderly"


     348       She might struggle like a fly in a web.  He wrapped         
               her around and around with beautiful sentences.             

                                                  Mary Catherwood (1847-1901)
                    Marianson, Mackinac and Lake Stories "The King of Beaver"


     353            Once he drew                                           
               With one long kiss my whole soul thro'                      
               My lips, as sunlight drinketh dew.                          

                                                  Alfred Tennyson (1809-1892)
                                                                       Fatima


     354       I love your lips when they're wet with wine                 
               And red with a wicked desire.                               

                                              Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1855-1919)
                                                          "I Love You," St. 1


     356       The heart of a man to the heart of a maid -                 
                 Light of my tents, be fleet -                             
               Morning awaits at the end of the world,                     
                 And the world is all at our feet.                         

                                                  Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)
                                                                  Gypsy Trail


     366       ...And whilst I was in the act of framing my excuse to the  
               lady, Life seized me and threw me into her arms as a sailor 
               throws a scrap of fish into the mouth of a seabird.         

                                              George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)
                                                             Man and Superman



                            8. Jokes & Humor


     369       Men seldom make passes                                      
               At girls who wear glasses.                                  

                                                   Dorothy Parker (1893-1967)
                                            Best Quotations for All Occasions


     371       Men do make passes at girls who wear glasses -              
               but it all depends on their frames.                         

                                                                    Optician 
                    Quoted in:  The Concise Columbia Dictionary of Quotations


     372       The kiss originated when the first male reptile licked the  
               first female reptile, implying in a subtle, complimentary   
               way that she was as succulent as the small reptile he had   
               for dinner the night before.                                

                                              F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940)


     373       HE:  I'd like to marry your daughter.                       
               FATHER:  Have you seen my wife yet?                         
               HE:  Yes, I have.  But I prefer your daughter.              

                                                                    Anonymous


     382       He doesn't want to take a girl out and do things -          
               he'd rather take her in and undo things.                    

                                                                    Anonymous


                                   SEX


                               1. Essence


    1107       Wild Nature's vigor working at the root.                    

                                                   Alexander Pope (1688-1744)


    1112       Sex - the poor man's polo.                                  

                                                   Clifford Odets (1903-1963)


    1114       Sex is the tabasco sauce which an adolescent national       
               palate sprinkles on every course in the menu.               

                                                    Mary Day Winn (1888-1965)
                                                                   Adam's Rib



                             2. Opposites


    1115       Women complain about sex more than men.  Their gripes fall  
               into two major categories:  (1) Not enough.  (2) Too much.  

                                                        Ann Landers (b. 1918)


    1116       When women go wrong, men go right after them.               

                                                        Mae West (1893?-1980)


    1117       A woman tries to get all she can out of a man,              
               and a man tries to get all he can into a woman.             

                                                   Isaac Goldberg (1887-1938)


    1119       The important thing in acting is to be able to laugh and    
               cry.  If I have to cry I think of my sex life.  If I have to
               laugh, I think of my sex life.                              

                                                     Glenda Jackson (b. 1936)



                              3. Insight


    1124       On the brink of being satiated, desire still appears        
               infinite.                                                   

                                                                 Jean Rostand
                                                       Journal d'un Caractere


    1127       Any man who says he doesn't desire to have sex with a woman 
               he thinks is attractive is lying.                           

                                                     Corbin Bernsen (b. 1954)


    1128       Everybody lies about sex.                                   

                                                    Robert Heinlein (b. 1907)


    1129       The only people who make love all the time are liars.       

                                                      Telly Savalas (b. 1924)


    1140       Men 30 to 39 years old think about sex every 15 minutes.    
               After 40, the frequency drops to once every half hour.      

                                                 Men's Health Magazine (1990)


    1145       Conventional sexual intercourse is like squirting jam into  
               a donut.                                                    

                                                     Germaine Greer (b. 1939)


    1146       Of the delights of this world man cares most for sexual     
               intercourse, yet he has left it out of his heaven.          

                                                       Mark Twain (1835-1910)


    1156       Sex is the great amateur art.  The professional, male or    
               female, is frowned upon.  He or she misses the whole point  
               and spoils the show.                                        

                                                         David Cort (b. 1904)


    1158       Love is like linen - often changed, the sweeter.            

                                                 Phineas Fletcher (1584-1650)
                                                              Sicelides III.v


    1162       If your sexual fantasies were truly of interest to others,  
               they would no longer be fantasies.                          

                                                                Fran Lebowitz


    1165       If you put a nickel in a jar every time you make love during
               the first year of your relationship and then afterwards take
               a nickel out every time you make love, the chances are you  
               will never get all your nickels out.                        

                                                                    Anonymous
                     Quoted in:  A Dictionary of Love, Edited by Gil Friedman



                               4. Positive


    1167       If your life at night is good,                              
               you think you have everything.                              

                                                     Euripides (B.C. 480-406)
                                                                        Medea


    1170       It requires far more genius to make love than to command    
               armies.                                                     

                                                 Ninon de Lenclos (1620-1705)
                                                                   (ascribed)


    1174       Sex is one of the nine reasons for reincarnation...         

                                                     Henry Miller (1891-1980)
                                  Big Sur and the Oranges of Hieronymus Bosch


    1177       A healthy sex life.  Best thing in the world                
               for a woman's voice.                                        

                                                     Leontyne Price (b. 1927)


    1178       I am convinced that happy, guiltless, and lusty             
               intercourse stimulates the circulation and digestion,       
               gets all the glands going, and is the best physical
               medicine in the world.                                      

                                                       Alan Watts (1915-1973)



                              5. Negative


    1182       Sex is the biggest nothing of all time.                     

                                                      Andy Warhol (1928-1987)


    1183       To me the term "sexual freedom" meant freedom from having to
               have sex.                                                   

                                                                  Jane Wagner
                                          Quoted in:  The Quotable Quote Book


    1184       Extra-marital sex is as overrated as pre-marital sex.       
               And marital sex, come to think of it.                       

                                                                   Simon Gray
                                                   Two Sundays (BBC TV, 1975)


    1185       All this fuss about sleeping together.  For physical        
               pleasure I'd sooner go to my dentist any day.               

                                                     Evelyn Waugh (1903-1966)


    1187       There is hardly anyone whose sexual life, if it were
               broadcast, would not fill the world at large with surprise  
               and horror.                                                 

                                              W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965)


    1195       And the world's shrunken to a heap                          
               Of hot flesh straining on a bed.                            

                                                      E. R. Dodds (1893-1979)


    1203       Sex is bad for one - but it's good for two.                 

                                                                     Graffito
                                                    BBC Radio4, Quote Unquote



                               6. Advice


    1216       Sex ought to be a wholly satisfying link between two        
               affectionate people from which they emerge unanxious,       
               rewarded and ready for more.                                

                                                       Alex Comfort (b. 1920)
                                                               The Joy of Sex


    1218       You mustn't force sex to do the work of love                
               or love to do the work of sex.                              

                                                                Mary McCarthy
                                                                    The Group


    1221       Seamed stockings aren't subtle but they certainly do the    
               job.  You shouldn't wear them when out with someone you're  
               not prepared to sleep with, since their presence is         
               tantamount to saying, "Hi there, big fellow, please rip     
               my clothes off at your earliest opportunity."  If you       
               really want your escort paralytic with lust, stop frequently
               to adjust the seams                                         

                                                               Cynthia Heimel
                                                     Sex Tips for Girls, 1983



                           7. Poetry & Prose


    1224       From the desert I come to thee,                             
                 On a stallion shod with fire;                             
               And the winds are left behind                               
                 In the speed of my desire.                                

                                                    Bayard Taylor (1825-1878)
                                                                 Bedouin Song


    1225       License my roving hands, and let them go,                   
               Before, behind, between, above, below.                      

                                                       John Donne (1572-1631)
                                                 To His Mistress Going to Bed


    1227       A madness of tender caressing seized her.  She purred as a
               tiger might have done, while she undulated like a snake.    

                                                      Elinor Glyn (1864-1943)
                                                                  Three Weeds


    1228       Bee to the blossom, moth to the flame:                      
               Each to his passion; what's in a name?                      

                                               Helen Hunt Jackson (1831-1885)
                                                           Vanity of Vanities



                            8. Jokes & Humor


    1236       She's descended from a long line her mother listened to.    

                                                   Gypsy Rose Lee (1914-1970)


    1237       I thought oral contraception was when you talked your way   
               out of it.                                                  

                                                                    Anonymous
                       overheard, quoted Peterborough, Daily Telegraph (1970)


    1242       When turkeys mate they think of swans.                      

                                                      Johnny Carson (b. 1925)


    1246       (On baseball players who break curfew:)  It ain't getting it
               that hurts them, it's staying up all night looking for it.  
               They got to learn that if you don't get it by midnight, you 
               ain't gonna get it, and if you do, it ain't worth it.       

                                                   Casey Stengel (1890?-1975)
                                          quoted in Robert Creamer's, Stengel


    1247       After participating in an orgy and being invited back the   
               very next night, Voltaire declined with the following       
               explanation: "Once, a philosopher, twice, a pervert!"       

                                                                             
                     Quoted in:  A Curmudgeon's Garden of Love by Jon Winokur


    1257       As I look around the West End these days, it seems to me    
               that outside every thin girl is a fat man, trying to get in.

                                                         Katharine Whitehorn 


    1259       I respond to most appeals but my favorite charity is still  
               the Sex Drive.                                              

                                                                             
                     From:  2400 Jokes to Brighten Your Speeches, by R. Orben


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