Sex? Unfortunately, as you get older – and I shouldn’t admit this – there are other things that become more important in your daily life.
Charlotte Bronte was writing about sex. I supposed Jane Austen was, too. Where do you get a hero like Darcy unless you are writing about sex?
And ‘Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll’ was a very transitional film for me in that I was one of the producers and you know, came up with the idea with the writer and the producer, as well. But, it was a very collaborative event. You know, I really love working in that way.
Because I was extremely uncomfortable talking about sex with him at all and particularly in such a graphic way, I told him that I did not want to talk about these subjects.
The FBI has had a history of sex discrimination complaints brought against it, as well as race discrimination.
Anger has been a really big deal for women: how can we express it without feeling that, as the physically weaker sex, we won’t get killed. The alpha-woman was burned at the stake and had her head chopped off in days of old.
Remember, sex is like a Chinese dinner. It ain’t over ’til you both get your cookie.
I need more sex, OK? Before I die I wanna taste everyone in the world.
The fact is I am not having sex. But I feel absolutely ripe for the, what would you say? plucking?
We talk about feelings. And about sex. And about bodies, and their gratification, violation, repair, decoration, deferred, maybe permanently deferred, mortality. Feelings are a bodily thing, and respecting them is called, is, kindness.
My favorite thing in the world is a box of fine European chocolates which is, for sure, better than sex.
It’s a cliche, but Americans are puritanical. In their movies, they are scared of sex, but they overindulge in violence. I could have cut a G-rated version of ‘Y Tu Mama Tambien’ that would have pleased the American ratings board, but it would have been five minutes long.
A lot of guys I know loved ‘Sex and the City.’ They’ll take it to their grave, but they watched every episode of it.
The beautiful feeling after writing a poem is on the whole better even than after sex, and that’s saying a lot.
I remember I was unsure about doing ‘Shameless.’ I’d never acted in anything so commercial. I read the script in the garden with my mum, Mary. She said it’s filthy dirty, but she said these people have love and sex and nothing else. That made me take the role.
If you agree to do a sex scene, you have to be willing to not be awkward about it. C’mon! I don’t think of it as anything other than a dance, really. I don’t see that person. I don’t think of me being me.
There are many men – such as those often to be found among the Indians – who are refined until they have qualities often attributed to the female sex. Yet they are men, and strong ones.
Our stock in trade is raw, flailing sex.
Sometimes the books most restrained about sex, even deeply scandalized by it, can whisper to us with the greatest hidden force. I am a huge admirer of the recently deceased, always underranked Evan S. Connell.
For anybody living out their twenties, Sex and Career remain major topics: being sexy can help give you a career, and having a career can make others finally find you sexier.
Yet, if the most frequent sex and apparently the best sex is that between married partners who are faithful to one another, is there not a hint that affection might be an important aspect of sex? Even love?
I feel like it’s the most unnatural thing for two humans, especially of the opposite sex, to live in harmony under one roof. You realize how different men and women are.
No way, because there’s love relationships, there’s sex relationships and then there’s the band.
People’s attitudes about sex aren’t healthy anywhere, except maybe in those tribes where they go around naked.
There are only two guidelines in good sex, don’t do anything you don’t really enjoy and find out what are your partner needs and don’t balk them if you can help it.
I learned to think about religion, race and sex through the complex and often unattractive medium of jokes.
But for Muslims, everything that they don’t have on earth is what they get in heaven. They can drink, they can have sex. All of the forbidden pleasures on earth, you can have in paradise.
I saw the Sex Pistols, and they were terrible.
You can be enticed by food, wooed by food, sex, money, or instruments.
Marriage is for women the commonest mode of livelihood, and the total amount of undesired sex endured by women is probably greater in marriage than in prostitution.
If sex is such a natural phenomenon, how come there are so many books on how to do it?
Great sex is wonderful while it’s happening, but who remembers great sex they had in 1983?
Once you see your nature, sex is basically immaterial.
I hate the whole reluctant sex-symbol thing. It’s such bull. You see these dudes greased up, in their underwear, talking about how they don’t want to be a sex symbol.
People’s sex habits are as well known in Hollywood as their political opinions, and much less criticized.
I started going to Madame Louise’s, the lesbian club where all the punk bands used to go – the Sex Pistols, the Clash. I remember seeing Billy Idol walk in there he was gorgeous.
No sex, age, or condition is above or below the absolute necessity of modesty but without it one vastly beneath the rank of man.
I don’t really remember a whole lot of sex, drugs and rock n’ roll, really.
Kinsey was trying to study sex scientifically, get rid of the overlay of culture and religion.
That whole sex symbol thing I never took seriously to begin with. Thank goodness, or I’d be suffering right now because it’s out of your hands what happens to you with age.
Among men, sex sometimes results in intimacy among women, intimacy sometimes results in sex.
Our constitution should be inspired by the philosophy of the Koran with principles that are set in stone and not open to the whims of individual judges, as is the case now. In particular, the constitution should protect every citizen’s basic human rights regardless of their sex, status or sect. Everyone should be equal before the law.
All the songs we do are basically about one of three things: booze, sex or rock n roll.
Unless you burst into movies as a sex goddess, you’re likely to play wives and mothers. I came into movies as a teenager in ‘They Shoot Horses, Don’t They’ (1969) playing a pregnant waif from the Ozarks. I didn’t get a chance to burst into movies in ‘Body Heat.’ My career isn’t based on having a 23-inch waist and a big bust, though I do.
No age, sex, or condition is above or below the absolute necessity of modesty but without it one is vastly beneath the rank of man.
If you go out to dinner with someone, you find out what they prefer in food. We ought to be able to have a conversation to find out what people prefer when it comes to sex.
If you live in rock and roll, as I do, you see the reality of sex, of male lust and women being aroused by male lust. It attracts women. It doesn’t repel them.
The ’90s are really the ‘Sex and the City’ woman, and I think, right now, the new contemporary woman is the ‘Lipstick Jungle’ woman.
I really get inspired by songs. Like, if I hear a thug ‘Want to kill ya’ song, I’m ready to go out and get crazy. Or if you hear this really sexual, sensual slow song, I want to go have sex. I’m very animalistic when it comes to stuff like that. Very basic emotions.
When people talk about the ’60s I never think that was me there. It was me and I was in it, but I was never enamoured with all that. It’s supposed to be sex and drugs and rock and roll and I’m not really like that. I’ve never really seen the Rolling Stones as anything.
I refuse the compliment that I think like a man, thought has no sex, one either thinks or one does not.
To succeed with the opposite sex, tell her you’re impotent. She can’t wait to disprove it.
You’ve got to have a sense of humour about sex. When you look at it, it’s all pretty ridiculous, isn’t it?
Valentino was apparently gay or bisexual. And his two lesbian wives. But without any question, he had sex with men. From choice. So he was one or the other.
I’m such a private person, and sexuality is such a private thing. A sex scene is much harder than a fight scene. It’s one thing to say, ‘Kick higher,’ but ‘Kiss harder’ – that’s just crazy.
Sex and the City changed New York-New York’s become a big shoe store now, unfortunately.
It’s very witty and it’s great to see teenage characters have control that way. And you can actually hear about sex and pot and it’s okay, it’s not completely bad and you can’t say that to teenagers.
They wanted to hear about the sex, of course. But not the rest no one wanted to hear the rest.
I won’t say I didn’t like it at the time, the sex, that is, because I wouldn’t have let him do it at all if that had been the case.
I had to lie so much about sex, first when I was 15, because I wasn’t supposed to be having it. And then when I got older, I lied to everybody I was having sex with, so I could have sex with other people.
My biographer said that my parties reminded them of a vicarage tea party, with sex thrown in.
Galvanised into action by the second trial, I was determined to change Britain’s archaic sex laws.
I’m the girl next door, not the sex symbol.
Reading is like the sex act – done privately, and often in bed.
I think Mick Jagger would be astounded and amazed if he realized that to many people he is not a sex symbol, but a mother image.
Sex is great until you die, but it’s never as great as it was when you were a kid, when it was a mystery.
Sex is a doorway to something so powerful and mystical, but movies usually depict it in a completely flat way.
The time has come to repeal ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.’ It is the right thing to do. Every American should have the opportunity to serve their country, regardless of race, sex, creed, or sexual orientation.
Forget sex or politics or religion, loneliness is the subject that clears out a room.
This movie will actually increase the sex life of parents everywhere because they can put this on, with the 45 minutes of extras and they’ve got almost two hours to do whatever they’ve got to do while the kids watch the movie.
We are at a major epoch in human history, which is that we don’t need sex to recreate the race. You can have babies without sex. This is the first time in human history that has been true, and it means, for example, we could do some extraordinary things.
You know, music is sex. It’s a sensual driving mode that affects people if it’s played a certain way.
Any actor that’s like, ‘I hate the fact that I’m getting all of this attention,’ is a liar. Especially when it’s from the opposite sex.
I think so much of the horror film is about our primal instincts, and our primal instincts are not just towards violence. It’s also towards sex. I feel like horror movies, as much as they’re about violence, they’re also about sex. It’s about our instincts, so in that regard, it’s crucial that you honor both of those things.
When I did ‘Sex and the City,’ it was like, ‘Let’s do a comedy where the humor is not coming from innuendo but from the a truthful place. This is a show where we’re going to be able to say and do what we want.’
They are imported by companies, controlled as serfs, worked like slaves, and at last go back to China with all their earnings. They are in every place, they seem to have no sex. Boys work, girls work it is all alike to them.
For lack of a better term, they’ve labeled me a sex symbol. It’s flattering and it should happen to every bald, overweight guy.
Except for Carrie Bradshaw’s in the opening credits of ‘Sex and the City,’ I don’t know if the tutu has ever really been trendy, but I want to wear one. I want to dance around in it, and I want that to be socially acceptable.
Everyone seems agreed that writing about sex is perilous, partly because it threatens to swamp highly individualised characters in a generic, featureless activity (much like coffee-cup dialogue, during which everyone sounds the same), and partly because it feels… tacky.
I find the whole concept of women screaming at me so odd. It’s very flattering, but I don’t think I will ever consider myself to be a sex symbol.
I understand by this passion the union of desire, friendship, and tenderness, which is inflamed by a single female, which prefers her to the rest of her sex, and which seeks her possession as the supreme or the sole happiness of our being.
I just feel like every kid is growing up too fast and they’re seeing too much. Everything is about sex, and that’s fine for me. I’m not saying I don’t like it. But I don’t think it should be everywhere, where kids are exposed to everything sexual. Because they have to have some innocence there’s just no innocence left.
There is nothing wrong with going to bed with someone of your own sex. People should be very free with sex, they should draw the line at goats.
In terms of men I fancy, I think the actor James Franco is gorgeous. But I find it odd to be described as a sex symbol myself.
My mother was like a sister to me, only we didn’t have sex quite so often.
Emancipation from every kind of bondage is my principle. I go for recognition of human rights, without distinction of sect, party, sex, or color.
Fay has spirituality too, but she also has that very real sex appeal that takes hold of the hearts of men.
The Americans have always been food, sex, and spirit revivalists.
I was just talking about women, just in terms of understanding them as much as we can ever understand the opposite sex. I’m trying to let go of certain male approaches to things that you inherit, that you grow up with.
The Rubicons which women must cross, the sex barriers which they must breach, are ultimately those that exist in their own minds.
Just because you’re of the same sex, what difference does it make? Get married to whomever you want.
In Islamic societies, politicians can manipulate almost everything. But thus far, no fundamentalist leader has been able to convince his supporters to renounce Islam’s central virtue – the principle of strict equality between human beings, regardless of sex, race, or creed.
And, of course, they’ve always condemned dancing. You know, you might touch a member of the opposite sex. And you might get excited and you might do something natural.
Of the opposite sex, I have the moustache and, in general, the face.
In America, sex is preached in France, it is done.
Particularly black Americans, many of them, from quotes that I have seen and conversations I’ve had, are sort of insulted that the civil rights movement is being hijacked – the rhetoric of the civil rights movement is being hijacked for something like same sex marriage. Black Americans tend to have a higher degree of religiosity.
Sexuality surrounds us like a dangerous aura. The same reverence that is given to the spirit is not given to the flesh. We have had a sexual revolution, but the sexual revolution only has made sex more pervasive. It hasn’t granted the level of reverence and respect that it should have.
I never thought that sex was wrong, sinful, dirty. When you take away the thought of things being dirty or forbidden, then you can really enjoy your sensuality.
Why should we take advice on sex from the pope? If he knows anything about it, he shouldn’t!
Journalists ask me, ‘Why don’t you ever talk about sex in your performances?’ True, I don’t talk about sex – not in my personal life and not in my professional life. This is modesty.
Sex and older women used to be considered an oxymoron, rarely mentioned in the same breath.
Obviously there is no such thing as race, and in many ways, sex is a continuum, not a binary. So it doesn’t make sense to label people in that way.
If every time you engage in a sex act, you go into a confession box, you will never accept your own sexuality.
Literature – creative literature – unconcerned with sex, is inconceivable.
Sex is. There is nothing more to be done about it. Sex builds no roads, writes no novels and sex certainly gives no meaning to anything in life but itself.
Burger King’s business model was broken. But it was like sex in the ’50s. Everyone knew it, but no one would talk about it.
Every theory of love, from Plato down, teaches that each individual loves in the other sex what he lacks in himself.
People had an idea of what R&B artists or pop artists usually say, which was like, ‘Talk about sex, talk about partying, and be positive don’t be too much of a downer.’
My play Safe Sex was picked apart because critics thought it was untrue. It was a play in which no one had AIDS, but the characters talked about how it was going to change their lives.
Sex lies at the root of life, and we can never learn to reverence life until we know how to understand sex.
When you write, you are not either sex. But when you’re read you are definitely gendered.
The major civilizing force in the world is not religion, it is sex.
Sex is not a subject in my photographs, or would only be if it had to do with romance, sometimes vulnerability. The photographs are quite clearly about happiness, or search for happiness.
When punk began to be a genre, people were going to go out and try to mine it. Some of the better groups, like the Ramones and the Sex Pistols, were very artificial.
To be honest, I really don’t like being the sex object.
According to New York publishers, Bill Clinton will get more money for his book than Hillary Clinton got for hers. Well, duh. At least his book has some sex in it.
I was a Christian. I didn’t want to have sex before marriage, I was a bit uptight and not very self-confident. I was a virgin until I was 26.
Love is an ice cream sundae, with all the marvelous coverings. Sex is the cherry on top.
Neither sex, without some fertilization of the complimentary characters of the other, is capable of the highest reaches of human endeavor.
I don’t know what it means to be a sex symbol. When I look myself on a magazine cover I don’t see it as me, but as someone painted, fluffed, puffed and done up.
I’ve always said, I thought the Sex Pistols was more Music Hall than anything else – because I think that really, more truths are said in humour than any other form.
For male and female alike, the bodies of the other sex are messages signaling what we must do, they are glowing signifiers of our own necessities.
A geometry implies the heterogeneity of locus, namely that there is a locus of the Other. Regarding this locus of the Other, of one sex as Other, as absolute Other, what does the most recent development in topology allow us to posit?
We were talking about the kissing in the movie just recently. Clearly, it’s pretty challenging material, but Ang said two men herding sheep was far more sexual than two men having sex on screen.
Everybody who labels themselves a ‘nerd’ isn’t some giant person locked in a cubbyhole who’s never seen the opposite sex. Especially with the way the Internet is now, I think that definition is getting a little more diffuse.
I love to write. I love it. I mean there’s nothin in the world I like better, and that includes sex, probably because I’m so very bad at it.
When people say, ‘You’re perceived as a sex symbol,’ I love the idea of that because it’s so absurd.
When I think of sex symbols, I think of posters my two sisters had on their bedroom walls.
I think it’s been a little difficult at times for the audience, because they’ve told me they see me as a family member. So to see your little sister sing about sex… I think they are pretty used to it now.
Beyond the beauty, the sex, the titillation, the surface, there is a human being. And that has to emerge.
I became a human jukebox, learning all these songs I’d always known, discovering the basics of what I do. The cathartic part was in the essential act of singing. When is it that the voice becomes an elixir? It’s during flirting, courtship, sex. Music’s all that.
I got great sex education, and I always knew that if I wanted to be sexually active, I had to have safe sex.
I need sex for a clear complexion, but I’d rather do it for love.
The maddening thing is as actors of either sex, we get better as we get older, and so when you are 65, you think, ‘I could play Juliet now. I understand it.’
Nope, no sex scandals yet. But I am open to offers!
At the time I came along, Hollywood’s idea of teen movies meant there had to be a lot of nudity, usually involving boys in pursuit of sex, and pretty gross overall. Either that or a horror movie. And the last thing Hollywood wanted in their teen movies was teenagers!
I love being regarded as a sex symbol, but I can’t take it too seriously.
Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian would have left little more than lipstick stains in their passing had it not been for the sex videos that lofted them into reality-TV notoriety. Once notoriety has warmed into familiarity, celebrity itself becomes one big ‘Brady Bunch’ reunion, or a therapy session with Dr. Drew.
There are over 500,000 registered sex offenders across the country, and statistics have shown that the recidivism rate for those criminals is high.
Knowing that the ‘Sex and the City’ chicks now rack up almost two centuries between them, why do some of us fuss and hiss about a bit of retouching on their forthcoming film poster?
This girl wanted me to experience something I’d never experienced. She tried three times to get me high. Finally it worked, and I had the most incredible sex I’d ever had.
It was described as Sex and the Suburbs. It’s so not that. Because on Sex and the City, those women told each other everything on our show, it’s much more like the real suburbs – nobody tells anybody anything. Everything’s a secret.
The true feeling of sex is that of a deep intimacy, but above all of a deep complicity.
No, I am not interested in women or sex or anything.
I am deeply Catholic and always will be, but I’m no longer a member of the church. I left in 2003 because of the sex abuse scandal.
I believe in sex on a first date. Otherwise, how do you know if a second date is worth the effort?
When I moved to Seattle, I was hanging out with kids who had done drugs, had sex a million times. I look at them now and realize their childhood was taken away.
I always think the Sex Pistols and the Ramones as very, very important because they stripped things down.
It’s not my plan or whatever in my life to be a sex symbol. It never is. You are who you are, but you can’t help what you look like. And when you do a film, like for me, it’s just not about that. I would prefer to downplay it. I prefer to downplay the sex appeal.
I don’t think I’ll ever be comfortable being considered a sex symbol, especially after you work with someone like George Clooney.
Sometimes I watch the broad comedies coming out of Hollywood and I think, ‘You know, sex is a big part of people’s lives, but is that really the only thing men are ever concerned about?’ People are more complicated than they appear in film or television.
The psychology of a complex mind must differ almost as much from that of a simple, mechanized mind as its psychology would from ours because something that must underlie and perhaps be even greater than sex is involved.
Like all citizens, Ms. McNeill has the right to be free from unlawful employment practices such as sex discrimination and retaliation.
The romance stuff is easy. A sex scene… that’s hard, because you don’t know what to do. Those scenes are awkward.
Something about being projected on a 70 foot screen makes you more attractive and appealing to the opposite sex, which is pretty scary.
Down on Me’ can’t showcase my true talent. ‘Birthday Sex’ was robotic. When I perform it, I can’t give you this church feeling I know I can give.
It is not sex by itself that interests me, but its particular role in American consciousness, and in my own life.
I didn’t know I was a sex symbol in the U.K., but if I am, then I’m flattered.
Spock was the sex symbol. A lot of people think it was Kirk. But, no, it was really Spock.
Obviously sex and nudity sells, but that’s what people go to cable for but that’s not going to happen on network daytime television… so I think it really is always going to come down to story. How do you make a story interesting enough so people will tune in? That’s always going to be it.
To me, sex is sex and I don’t think it is or should be a problem. Maybe my presenting it that way will unscrew up a few heads out there, including my own.
Vampires are immortal, you can do whatever you want, and get away with it. And there’s the seduction part of course, sex is a big part of the vampire thing.
In advertising, sex sells. But only if you’re selling sex.
Commercials on television are similar to sex and taxes the more talk there is about them, the less likely they are to be curbed.
I’d say without a doubt I’ve had the most sex scenes in any television show, ever. Last season I did eight sex scenes in one day – I haven’t topped that yet.
When one is required to preside over the Church, and be entrusted with the care of so many souls, the whole female sex must retire before the magnitude of the task, and the majority of men also.
To be womanly is one thing, and one only it is to be sensitive to man, to be highly endowed with the sex instinct to be manly is to be sensitive to woman.
I thank God I was raised Catholic, so sex will always be dirty.
The rights of one sex, political and otherwise, are the same as those of the other sex, and this equality of rights ought to be fully recognized.
I want, in this school, that one sex shall have equal advantage with the other, and I want particularly that females shall have open to them every employment suitable to their sex.
My wife is a sex object – every time I ask for sex, she objects.
But, you know, there’s still an argument, there’s still ten states that outlaw premarital sex, and many more states where adultery is still outlawed and a crime.
Well I think people think sex is controversial. Not always, but certainly it’s something to be discussed.
A sex symbol? A symbol of sex? I don’t think that I am a sex symbol, although it’s very flattering. I’m 59, now, so I think I’m possibly past my sell-by date. I think I am.
But, you know, sex is controversial, it just is and it always will be.
At the Sex Institute in Bloomington, Indiana, they were a phenomenal help, too. We went out there for a few days, and they gave us access to materials. And the biographies, there are four or five, ranging from very poor to excellent.
I haven’t had sex in eight months. To be honest, I now prefer to go bowling.
But God, who is immortal, has no need of difference of sex, nor of succession.
Therefore, if the gods are immortal and eternal, what need is there of the other sex, when they themselves do not require succession, since they are always about to exist?
I expect to plead not for the slave only, but for suffering humanity everywhere. Especially do I mean to labor for the elevation of my sex.
When writing sex scenes, there is often no pleasing anyone, except perhaps the writer herself.
I avoid writing about sex out of a certainty that no matter how grown up and matter-of-fact I might try to be, there is a snickering yet nun-terrorized 12-year-old-boy inside me who would at some point be certain to grab the reins in his hairy palms.
Two things I do well in books are sex and violence, but I don’t want gratuitous sex or violence. The sex and violence are only as graphic as need be. And never included unless it furthers the plot or character development.
I think Henry Miller has had huge influence not because he wrote about sex, but because the memoir or the nonfiction novel has become such a monumental force in American publishing, if not in literature.
I was actually a bit disappointed about the amount of sex in the show. I think Backus should get out a bit more, get a relationship, perhaps make her a lesbian.
By the way, you won’t put that thing in about me wanting to have sex on a football pitch, will you?
I felt pressure to follow in Madonna’s footsteps, and I didn’t want to base my career on sex. So I began to change how I saw myself.
When guys talk about sex, eyebrows don’t get raised. It’s different for girls.
People over 30 are interested in sex too, but they get real movies about it.
The media tends to portray the teenage world as one where drinking and sex is taken for granted. In fact, I think most teenagers don’t drink, are unsure of themselves, and feel awkward around members of the opposite sex.
The truth is, sex doesn’t mean that much to me now.
Sex keeps me in shape. I don’t diet, I eat what I like. I love Mars bars and I smoke and drink. But I love running off in the middle of the day to make love. It really burns up calories.
Sex should not be in the movies and should be in the home, and violence should be in the movies and not in the home.
They say you can rap about anything except for Jesus, that means guns, sex, lies, video tapes, but if I talk about God my record won’t get played Huh?
I have never, ever talked about my orientation or sexuality because whether I am heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual, asexual, it is my concern. I refuse to talk about it… I have not been brought up to talk about my sex life.
If someone had told me years ago that sharing a sense of humour was so vital to partnerships, I could have avoided a lot of sex!
The thing women must do to rise to power is to redefine their femininity. Once, power was considered a masculine attribute. In fact, power has no sex.
Once, power was considered a masculine attribute. In fact, power has no sex.
Sex is biological, but gender is mental.
I went to Catholic school and they basically just said don’t have sex, but would never explain anything.
It’s the teenage and university crowd, so we give them lots of sex jokes and gross humour.
Well, I think that abstinence has its place as part of a comprehensive health and sex education curriculum. It would be wrong to exclude abstinence from a health curriculum, because there are some potentially very serious ramifications for early sexual activity.
At a pool party, with everybody around, a guy and I had sex in the pool, but nobody knew it.
Sex is a momentary itch, love never lets you go.
I have no sense of myself as a sex symbol at all. But the meaning of sex symbol might be a little different in Japan to elsewhere. The Japanese version seems to come with a stronger emphasis on a sort of grownup or mature male charm. And if that’s the case, then I guess I’m happy to hear it.
I’m someone that examines culture and tries to break down why things are the way that they are whether its hip-hop music, sex, race, or consumerism. I try to examine it and scrutinize it to the point where I can write a song.
The love of one’s own sex is precious, for it is neither provoked by vanity nor retained by flattery it is genuine and sincere.
Being a sex symbol is a heavy load to carry, especially when one is tired, hurt and bewildered.
My public is growing up just as I am. After all, I’m not 19 anymore and if I stick with the sex bit, who will be paying to see me when I’m 50?
In America, sex is an obsession, in other parts of the world it’s a fact.
What laughter is to childhood, sex is to adolescence.
Music, not sex, got me aroused.
I do earnestly wish to see the distinction of sex confounded in society, unless where love animates the behaviour.
Women are systematically degraded by receiving the trivial attentions which men think it manly to pay to the sex, when, in fact, men are insultingly supporting their own superiority.
I’m being treated like a sex object, cried the lady. No matter. I will take care of it, said Time soothingly.
When authorities warn you of the sinfulness of sex, there is an important lesson to be learned. Do not have sex with the authorities.
I’ve been left alone, even by the paparazzi, because what sells is sex and scandal. Absent that, they really don’t have much interest in you. I’m still married, still working, still happy.
I love that ‘Much Ado About Nothing,’ passionate, smart fighting. I love fighting with guys, and that’s something that I don’t get to see: arguing at a high level with a member of the opposite sex. That didn’t really happen that much on ‘The Office.’ I just like that ‘Moonlighting,’ Benedick-Beatrice type of thing.
If I was a sex symbol, I would be getting laid a lot more than I am now.
My boyfriend and I live together, which means we don’t have sex – ever. Now that the milk is free, we’ve both become lactose intolerant.
We’re warriors, this culture, and we’re very puritanical about sex and very embracing about violence and I don’t know why that is.
We’ll engage in pretty extreme violence in the world but, you know, the one thing that comes to humans as easily as eating or breathing or sleeping, is sex.
If I practised sex, out of moral conviction, that was one thing but to enjoy it… seemed a defeat.
He who will be just, must be forc’d to acknowledge, that neither Sex are always in the right.
Ultimately, the problem is that sex is perceived as a personal, intimate thing, not in the realm of science. But that’s not true. It’s physiology it’s anatomy. It deserves to be studied.
To an Ohio boy, it represented world-weary Gallic shrugs and Gauloises cigarettes, existentialist thinkers in berets and Catherine Deneuve in nothing at all – French was the language of intellectual power and effortless sex appeal.
Of course I’m going to be labeled as a sex symbol. I made my bed, and I’m sleeping in it.
Fraud is common when you give away billions. Fraud related to Hurricane Katrina spending is estimated to top $2 billion. In addition, debit cards provided to hurricane victims were used to pay for Caribbean vacations, NFL tickets, Dom Perignon champagne, ‘Girls Gone Wild’ videos, and at least one sex change operation.
People say that if you talk too much about sex, you take away the mystery. I say, if you’re somebody who likes to talk, talk all you want – it’s not listening. You will never take away the mystery.
They’ve said everything about me that they could: racist, Marxist, rightist, homophobic, sex change – I don’t know what else they could come up with.
If I did the structure and had this thing about a straight character, I would never have a sex scene to prove that he’s heterosexual. If I have a gay character in a movie, I need to have a sex scene in it – just to prove that he’s gay?
But if our sex would but well consider and rationally ponder, they will perceive and find that it is neither words nor place that can advance them, but worth and merit.
Tax cuts are like sex: When they are good, they are very, very good. And when they are bad, they are still pretty good.
I’m always surprised when actors say they don’t like sex scenes. It’s like a freebie. It’s fun to make out with someone. So yes, thumbs up on that.
I think Secretary’s funny, it is about sex, and there’s a lot of sex in it, sex is the key, but you’re talking about a lot of other complicated things.
I think sex is very interesting for most people, but I’m interested in sex as a way of communication, I’m not that interested in the fantasy version of a sex scene.
Most people are interested in seeing 27-year-old women who are in movies somehow connected to sex. It’s interesting to everyone. Especially little movies that are having trouble getting made, there’s always sex.
You know, 20 years… the films of television when it started, the literature, radio in communist countries, they’re clean as a whistle there was no violence, no sex, no drugs, nothing.
Sex and the City’ is about outsiders. Single girls as lepers, should have been married by now. It’s the reason the whole thing took off.
There’s no reason to do ‘ex and the City’ if it’s not going to be everything ‘Sex and the City’ is, which is vibrant emotions, comedy, drama… and also, style.
If I didn’t write sex scenes, all my characters would head to the kitchen and make cups of tea.
We were discussing civilization and the fact that young men among the Greeks at that time were idiots and uneducated, so the men had emotional and friendly relationships with members of their own sex.
It’s difficult for me to say, but I don’t think the sex scenes are particularly erotic.
Food, like sex, is one of the principal kinds of human activity that engage people when they wonder about how to account for different kinds of human behaviour.
In France, a woman may forget that she is neither young nor handsome for the absence of these claims to attention does not expose her to be neglected by the male sex.
I always thought of vampires, especially the young-adult ones, as a metaphor for sex – sucking blood, forbidden, taboo. I think they just ooze sex. Vampires are all the big themes in life in one attractive, bloodsucking package.
As I continue to write as M. O’Keefe, I find myself following darker story lines. Plots I might have flinched away from I now rush toward. Using sex as a tool to tell women’s stories is endlessly fascinating.
Sex, sexual dynamics and how we define our sexuality, is one of the major deals in everyone’s life.
I decided law was the exact opposite of sex even when it was good, it was lousy.
I never had any hang-ups about sex. As for being sexually repressed, nothing could be further from the truth. There are more hang-ups now than ever there were when I was growing up.
For the past seven years we have been cracking down on crime in Missouri, passing tougher laws for drug crimes and sex offenses and requiring prisoners to serve more time.
I’ve been a woman for a little over 50 years and have gotten over my initial astonishment. As for conducting an orchestra, that’s a job where I don’t think sex plays much part.
Maybe one day I’ll have a big hit, and the world will make a big sex symbol out of me like they always do when there’s a new chick.
I don’t think that my parents even imagined that I would be exposed to drugs. In those days, for some reason, it was not talked about, just like sex was not talked about.
Where I live, nobody who’s fourteen is having sex and doing major drugs. And I think if you see it in the movies, you may be influenced by it. I think it’s so important to preserve your innocence.
Sex and gender are such befuddling mysteries even for those of us who are in the mainstream that you’d think we’d be wary of being judgmental. Yet much of society clings to a view that gender is completely binary, when, in fact, there’s overwhelming evidence of a continuum.
Technology companies must constantly weigh ethical decisions: Where should Facebook set its privacy defaults, and should it tolerate glimpses of nudity? Should Twitter close accounts that seem sympathetic to terrorists? How should Google handle sex and violence, or defamatory articles?
I want people – especially young girls – to know that in life, nothing is going to be based on sex appeal. You’ve got to have something else to go with that.
I’m not an anarchist any more. I still love the Sex Pistols, but I don’t want to be a punk rocker all the time, but I do want to carry on exploring new forms of acting.
I really like my first movie a lot, ‘Kicking and Screaming.’ I think it’s a – I’m very pleased and proud of that movie, but it wasn’t the – it wasn’t ‘Citizen Kane’ right out of the box, you know? It wasn’t ‘Sex, Lies and Videotape.’
What will happen to sex after liberation? Frankly, I don’t know. It is a great mystery to all of us.
In my sex fantasy, nobody ever loves me for my mind.
I have been celibate for about six or seven months, I think. I would rather just make out and kiss someone instead of sex. I’m single. I said I would be single for a year and I am.
I am a bit prudish, I think. It’s hard for me to write about sex, and I don’t really care to read about it, either.
A Kiss concert experience is like sex or anything else that’s done with more that one person. It’s the give and take that makes it so great. When the audience takes it to the next level, we can kick it up another notch.
Sex: the pleasure is momentary, the position ridiculous, and the expense damnable.
To me, the drive for monumentality is as inbred as the desire for food and sex, regardless of how we denigrate it. Monuments differ in different periods. Each age has its own.
I love tackling, love it. It’s better than sex.
If I had my way, I would have sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll at least 4-6 hours a day. So long as there are going to be things in the way of that, we’re going to have a revolution.
If you’re going to be sexy in a photo, you’d better be thinking about sex rather than about being sexy.
This is the point being missed by readers who lament Liquor’s lack of hot sex scenes, probably because they aren’t old enough to understand that a passionate relationship could be about anything other than sex.
I also use women as a sex object maybe I’m kinky. However, I like to talk to them as well.
You don’t stay married for thirty-nine years because of sex or even because of love, but because your partner is a real friend to you, because they respect and regard you.
I don’t know what women are attracted to. I can’t tell, but certainly I have no notion of having sex appeal or being seductive in any way.
I don’t know what sex appeal is. I don’t think you can have sex appeal knowingly. The people who seduce me personally are the people who seem not to know they’re seductive, and not to know they have sex appeal.
Maybe our generation is more about sex, but it feels like romance is dying out.
According to the Bible, sex isn’t something sinful, but rather a wonderful gift from God to be thoroughly enjoyed within the boundaries of marriage.
I’ve really gotten to play a lot of different things, starting with ‘Southpaw.’ For ‘Spotlight,’ I got to play this amazing journalist, Sacha Pfeiffer, who worked at the ‘Boston Globe’ when they broke the story about the sex scandal in the Catholic Church.
After I saw Kiss on stage, I wanted my show to look like the fourth of July. The persona of Rick James was wild and crazy, sex, drugs and rock and roll.
You can’t have rock and roll without drugs, you can’t have rock and roll without sex.
You can be a sex symbol through music or film. Hey, there are some politicians that are sex symbols. Is that something you should fight? No. Sex is very natural.
As the bull market goes on, people who take great risks achieve great rewards, seemingly without punishment. It’s like crime without punishment or sex without sin.
We’re great, Jo and me. We’re pals, and I guess sex has a lot to do with it. She’s also brilliant at clearing a room. So protective, so devoted. I can’t believe how much she loves me.
People in Hollywood don’t have that much sex, or at least I don’t.
I think that children’s books should be censored not for references to sex but for references to diseases. I mean, who didn’t think after reading ‘Madeline’ that they were going to get appendicitis?
I know of my sex appeal. I know about sexuality, and I know how to use it – tastefully, of course.
The signing of the Sex Pistols was a turning point for Virgin. It put the company on the map and, over the years, attracted bands such as Genesis, the Rolling Stones, Lenny Kravitz, and Janet Jackson. It also attracted Culture Club, who were ground-breaking.
The thing about drugs and sex is that you lose all your inhibitions. I’ve had sex in trains, planes, wine bars… and quite a few car parks!
I’m a bit of a slag… Some people don’t think it’s very nice, but I don’t care… I’ve got hormones, and sex is there, so why not? Sex is good. Everybody does it, and everybody should!
With me, nothing goes right. My psychiatrist said my wife and I should have sex every night. Now, we’ll never see each other!
The entering class I joined in 1956 included just nine women, up from five in the then second-year class, and only one African American. All professors, in those now-ancient days, were of the same race and sex.
There are some novelists who can get away with writing about sex – Philip Roth, Ian McEwan – but they are rare.
Well, I thought the Sex Pistols were the cream of the crop. They came in and topped everybody, for sure. They took all the existing strands and made a perfect package out of them.
People are judgmental about sex, but everyone has their own moral code. So unless you are hurting people, who are we to say what’s right?
The only burning passion I’m sure I have, is the passion for sex.
The three major administrative problems on a campus are sex for the students, athletics for the alumni, and parking for the faculty.
If we know we’re just going to have sex and then ditch the guy, it can be fun.
Such, Polly, are your sex – part truth, part fiction – Some thought, much whim and all a contradiction.
I’d like to know what law is it that says that a woman is a better parent, simply by virtue of her sex.
When I’m with my friends’ teenage children, I always say, ‘Are your friends having sex yet?’
People generally have sex fairly young, and probably younger than they should be having it.
You have to be born a sex symbol. You don’t become one. If you’re born with it, you’ll have it even when you’re 100 years old.
The principle of self-government cannot be violated with impunity. The individual’s right to it is sacred – regardless of class, caste, race, color, sex or any other accident or incident of birth.
The Bone Season’ is violent. There’s sex. My little brother keeps asking to read it, and he’s 9, so I’m like, ‘No, it’s not happening.’
Despite its obscurity, probably no element on the periodic table has as colorful a history as antimony. Money, madness, poison, linguistics, charlatanism, sex – pretty much every theme that runs through the periodic table can be found in Element 51.
I write about sex, not love. What do I know about love?
Sexiness is all in the eye of the beholder. I think it should be. Absolutely. My sex appeal, whatever it might be, isn’t obvious… at least to me.
Skiing is better than sex actually, because for me a good round of sex might be seven minutes. Skiing you can do for seven hours.
Well, it’s 15 years since Sex, Lies And Videotape, and if you hang around long enough you’re having the same arguments with just a new set of people every few years and it gets boring.
If the Liberals’ law is passed, will sex education in the schools, including elementary grades, include the same portrayals of sexual activity which presently exist in heterosexual instruction? Will there be the same presentation of homosexual activity? Of course there will.
Provincial governments in Canada have terminated the positions of marriage commissioners who have, for personal religious convictions, not performed same sex marriages. It has happened in Saskatchewan.
The reason for privacy is not so that people will not know you go to the bathroom. It’s to allow certain things to go on that you don’t want other people to know about, when all is said and done. But the things I don’t want other people to know about are not my sex life.
I wasn’t planning on being a guitar player I was going to be a singer. And I was for a little bit in the Sex Pistols – that is, until we got John Lydon. And then I realized I wasn’t really suited as a front guy.
When I was in the Sex Pistols, I listened to Boston. But I couldn’t tell anybody, you know. I’d get lynched.
It’s not every day you get to create a band like the Sex Pistols, and what it changed, on a musical level. I love that we’ve done something that was important.
I might do a solo album, maybe do covers, or do an acoustic thing. No Sex Pistols tours, nothing!
So that would be a classic mixed message to young women: you should look a certain way that’s going to destroy your reproductive system and your sexual appetite, but at the same time, you should be interested in sex!
Kids and adults have sex for many, many reasons… Put out a question box.
Kids are all computer-savvy. Sit down and write to your parents on the computer. And just say, I have some questions and I’m scared. There’s some stuff I don’t know and I really need to talk to you about sex. Tear it off and put it on their pillow. They’ll read it.
If you can’t laugh about sex, you shouldn’t be doing it.
I loved ‘Sex in the City’ – my God, I watched every one.
Sex isn’t hard, but intimacy is terrifying.
I know I have sex appeal, but I’ve never felt like an actual sex symbol. Fans sometimes think I am. The majority of them are sweet about it, but occasionally somebody weird becomes totally fixated upon me.
I feel like I’m too old to just have sex. I mean, I want to have sex, but with somebody who really loves me.
Celibacy is not just a matter of not having sex. It is a way of admiring a person for their humanity, maybe even for their beauty.
I think of myself as an actor first, not a sex symbol. Do I think I’m sexy? No, that’s someone else’s judgment, and I honestly don’t think you can try to be sexy and really succeed.
In my heart, I really don’t care who you love, same sex or not as long as you have the ability to love, that’s the important thing here.
I remained Ryan’s companion on the Hollywood party circuit, growing inured to sex and drugs before I was in my teens.
It’s one of those scenarios where no, I never imagined that I’d be directed in a love scene – not even a love scene because it’s kind of a hard-core sex scene because it’s kind of just purely played for this carnal venting.
As Mark Weiner puts it, whether you gain 50 pounds or lose 50 pounds, whether you have a sex change operation for that matter, that it doesn’t matter, that there is some part of ourselves that we cannot escape.
I have no illusions at all about being a sex symbol. None of my former girlfriends ever thought of me that way, and I don’t have any packs of women chasing me down the street like a Brad Pitt or someone like that.
We’re not as materialistic and income-tax conscious as we think. At the moment our superstitions are tucked away, but come out sometimes in strange ways sex crimes, black masses.
Interview with a Vampire was lots of sex, so I’m not sure.
Young kids are taking Viagra, ecstasy. They even want instant sex.
A man marries to have a home, but also because he doesn’t want to be bothered with sex and all that sort of thing.
Sex is not sinful, but sin has perverted it.
Therefore, sins of sex are punished in this life to a greater degree than some other sins.
We thought sex was free. Sex is not free. There’s a price to be paid emotionally, physically, even legally. Sex isn’t a casual thing. It’s a huge thing.
Sex, a great and mysterious motive force in human life, has indisputably been a subject of absorbing interest to mankind through the ages.
Wherever there is a human being, I see God-given rights inherent in that being, whatever may be the sex or complexion.
I don’t use sex to sell records, obviously, but I’d be lying if I said that I don’t feel like I have to make an effort to look good when I go out onstage, to wear something pretty.
For the speedy reader paragraphs become a country the eye flies over looking for landmarks, reference points, airports, restrooms, passages of sex.
Sex is a natural function. You can’t make it happen, but you can teach people to let it happen.
No, we didn’t shoot… in the ones that I did there were hardly any sex… there were suggestions of sex scenes but we never actually shot a sex scene as such.
In my day we didn’t have sex education, we just picked up what we could off the television.
I come before you to declare that my sex are entitled to the inalienable right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
If I’m not interested in a woman, I’m straight-forward. Right after sex, I usually say, ‘I can’t do this anymore. Thanks for coming over!’
I have always been drawn to the Restoration period of Charles II. I have a soft spot for Charles Stuart, who was always loving and kind to the opposite sex. The members of his court were fascinating, and Barbara Castlemaine was one of the greatest courtesans in history.
If you insist upon fighting to protect me, or ‘our’ country, let it be understood soberly and rationally between us that you are fighting to gratify a sex instinct which I cannot share to procure benefits where I have not shared and probably will not share.
Whenever women catfight, men think it’s going to turn to sex.
In my songs, the sex is all subliminal. It’s subliminal, spiritual.
Basically, there’s not enough sex in movies, that’s it. I’m trying to say it, people. I miss sex in movies because sex is natural, guns are not.
I know nothing about sex, because I was always married.