An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





Man proposes, woman forecloses.


Minna Antrim (1861-1950, American epigrammist)


I should like to know who has been carried off, except poor dear me -- I have been more ravished myself than anybody since the Trojan war.


Lord Byron (1788-1824, British poet)


A gentleman doesn't pounce he glides. If a woman sits on a piece of furniture which permits your sitting beside her, you are free to regard this as an invitation, though not an unequivocal one.


Quentin Crisp (1908-1999, British author)


Seduction is often difficult to distinguish from rape. In seduction, the rapist often bothers to buy a bottle of wine.


Andrea Dworkin (1946-, American feminist critic)


He in a few minutes ravished this fair creature, or at least would have ravished her, if she had not, by a timely compliance, prevented him.


Henry Fielding (1707-1754, British novelist, dramatist)


When lovely woman stoops to folly, and finds too late that men betray, what charm can soothe her melancholy, what art can wash her guilt away?


Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774, Anglo-Irish author, poet, playwright)


Weep not for little Leonie, abducted by a French Marquis. Though loss of honor was a wrench, just think how it's improved her French.


Harry Graham


You have to penetrate a woman's defenses. Getting into her head is a prerequisite to getting into her body.


Bob Guccione


To seduce a woman famous for strict morals, religious fervor and the happiness of her marriage: what could possibly be more prestigious?


Christopher Hampton (1946-, British playwright)


The trouble with Ian is that he gets off with women because he can't get on with them.


Rosamond Lehmann (1901-1990, British novelist)


Pursuit and seduction are the essence of sexuality. It's part of the sizzle.


Camille Paglia (1947-, American author, critic, educator)


Slowly, but very deliberately, the brooding edifice of seduction, creaking and incongruous, came into being, a vast Heath Robinson mechanism, dually controlled by them and lumbering gloomily down vistas of triteness. With a sort of heavy-fisted dexterity the mutually adapted emotions of each of them became synchronized, until the unavoidable anti-climax was at hand.


Anthony Powell (1905-2000, British novelist)


She's beautiful, and therefore to be wooed; She is a woman, therefore to be won.


William Shakespeare (1564-1616, British poet, playwright, actor)


A wise woman never yields by appointment. It should always be an unforeseen happiness.


Henri B. Stendhal (1783-1842, French writer)


When a woman wants a man and lusts after him, the lover need not bother to conjure up opportunities, for she will find more in an hour than we men could think of in a century.


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