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Joyce Carol Oates: “Adriana loved even the rank animal smell of the man's body, her sweat-slicked breasts and belly flattened beneath him, and her arms and legs clutching him as a drowning woman might clutch another person to save her life. Don't don't don't don't leave me. DON'T LEAVE ME. As in animal copulation the frenzy is to be locked together not out of sentiment or choice but physical compulsion. As if bolts of electric current ran through both their bodies and would only release them from each other when it ceased.”
Michael Ondaatje: “This last night we tear into each other, as if to wound, as if to find the key to everything before morning.”
Suze Orman: “Women fake orgasms and men fake finances.”
Ovid: "If you want to be loved, be lovable."
Ovid: "Fortune and love favor the brave."
Ovid: "Love and dignity cannot share the same abode."
Ovid: "If any person wish to be idle, let them fall in love."
Ovid: "Happy are those who dare courageously to defend what they love."
Ovid: “Skill makes love unending.”
Ovid: "Many women long for what eludes them, and like not what is offered them."
Ovid: "We are ever striving after what is forbidden, and coveting what is denied us."
Ovid: "Every lover is a soldier."
Ovid: "Love is a thing that is full of cares and fears."
Ovid: "All love is vanquished by a succeeding love."
Ovid: "Blemishes are hid by night and every fault forgiven; darkness makes any woman fair."
Ovid: "What makes men indifferent to their wives is that they can see them when they please."
Ovid: "Love is a kind of warfare."
Ovid: "Majesty and love do not consort well together, nor do they dwell in the same place."