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Quotes 1997

"There was a sign once that Slough Borough Council put up near one of the churches there: NO ROAD BEYOND THE CEMETERY."
Colin Dexter, Death Is Now My Neighbor


A recent survey has revealed that 80.5 percent of Oxford dons seek out the likely pornographic potential on the Internet before making use of that facility for purposes connected with their own disciplines or research. The figure for students, in the same university, is 2 percent lower.
Terence Benczik, A Possible Future for Computing Technology
Colin Dexter, Death Is Now My Neighbor


...he'd launched into a story about some guy he knew, a state prosecutor who'd been questioning a child witness in court during a sexual abuse case. The point had been to establish whether the kid knew the meaning of the terms involved, and the prosecutor had led her gently through a verbal multiple-choice exam.

"Is this a penis" he asked, pointing to his ear.

"No," the girl had replied.

Pointing to his nose, "Is this?"

"No." ...

Then he points to his head, says, "Is this a penis?" And the kid nods and goes, "Yes." Result, he not only lost the case, he's now known around the DA's office as Dickhead.
Michael Dibdin, Dark Specter


"Wearing nothing is divine
Naked is a state of mind"
Luscious Jackson, Naked Eye


"By now, I'm walking more slowly, prolonging the moment of not having arrived yet. Usually I do this because I find that holding myself back from something I long for only adds to the pleasure I get in the end. But this time the reason is different. I'm afraid I'll make a mistake. Say the wrong thing, touch her when she doesn't want to be touched..."
Helen Dunmore, Talking To The Dead


"Lust brings out the liar in everyone."
Susie Bright, Sexual State Of The Union


"...what constitutes a "healthy, normal sex life" isn't the content of your fantasies ... but rather how you handle those feelings..."
Susie Bright, Sexual State Of The Union


"You are fully functional, aren't you?" purrs Chief Security Officer Tasha Yar ... "Of course, but--" Data replies, and Yar interrupts, "How fully?" "In every way, of course," says Data. "I am programmed in multiple techniques, a broad variety of pleasuring."
Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Naked Now
Richard Hanley, The Metaphysics Of Star Trek


"I am miserable that you are not with me. Or rather, breathe in that dull sort of patience that cannot be called Life. I never knew before what such a love as you have made me feel, was. I did not believe in it. My fancy was afraid of it, lest it should burn me up."
John Keats to Fanny Brawnem 1819


"In my opinion, there's no sexier attribute than intelligence."
Linda Jaivin, Eat Me


"You're more attached to someone who sets you free than to someone who limits you."
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"I don't want you for a day. A day is the length of a gnat's life. I want you for the lifetime of a big, mad animal, like an elephant."
Dylan Thomas to Caitlin Macnamara, Wales 1936


"What sex is, we don't know, but it must be some sort of fire. For it always communicates a sense of warmth, of glow. And when the glow becomes a pure shine, then we feel the sense of beauty."
D. H. Lawrence


"...For an hour we wake and doze, and slowly I know that though we are sated, though we are hardly touching, this is the coming the other brought us to the edge of -- we are entering, deeper and deeper, gaze by gaze, this place beyond the other places, beyond the body itself, we are making love."
Sharon Olds, "The Knowing"
Wendy Maltz, Passionate Hearts


Come here, closer, and fold
into the dent of my chest,
the crook of my shoulder.
In the open window the
candle betrays the wind's
summer breath and the
night settles down around us.

Don't move, not now,
let's be still, hold this moment
before we open our bodies,
and tell me, one more time,
how you came to find me.
Stephen J. Lyons, "Remembering"
Wendy Maltz, Passionate Hearts


"As flies to wanton boys, are we to the gods; They kill us for their sport."
King Lear


"...none of us really changes over time; we only become more fully what we are."
Anne Rice, Queen Of The Damned


"...the public has no accurate memory of anything; every social problem is observed in relation to 'norms' which in fact never existed, people fancy themselves 'deprived' of luxuries and peace and quiet which in fact were never common to any people anywhere at all."
Anne Rice, Queen Of The Damned


"Many waters cannot quench love."
Song of Solomon 8:7


"Men of your height tend to hang wall decorations too high. It's the Giraffe syndrome."
Lilian Jackson Braun, The Cat Who Tailed A Thief