Some things are better than sex, and some are worse, but there’s nothing exactly like it.

– W. C. Fields

The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.

– Mother Teresa

Sometimes the most hurtful lie is that which we tell ourselves.

– Adora Diana

You cannot make yourself feel something you do not feel,
but you can make yourself do right in spite of your feelings.

– Pearl S. Buck

Sex is perfectly natural but it’s not always naturally perfect.

– Dr. Janice Epp

Are you asking a question because you want to know the answer or are you asking the question because you want your partner to know that you are having this question?

– Esther Perel

The only unnatural sex act is that which you cannot perform.

– Alfred Kinsey

Watch your thoughts; they become your words.
Watch your words; they become your actions.
Watch your actions; they become your habits.
Watch your habits; they become your character.
Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.

– multiple sources:
Lao Tzu, Mahatma Ghandi, Margaret Thatcher

We are all born sexual creatures,thank God, but it’s a pity so many people despise and crush this natural gift.

– Marilyn Monroe

You must love in such a way that the person you love feels free.

– Thich Nhat Hanh

Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.

– Corrie ten Boom
Clippings from My Notebook

The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get less than you’ve settled for.

– Maureen Dowd

Maybe the past is like an anchor holding us back. Maybe, you have to let go of who you were to become who you will be.

– Carrie Bradshaw
Sex and the City

When you’re different, sometimes you don’t see the millions of people who accept you for what you are.  All you notice is the person who doesn’t.

– Jodi Picoult
Change of Heart (2008)

Nothing brings down walls as surely as acceptance.

– Deepak Chopra

Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.

– Rumi

Women who love themselves are threatening;
but men who love real women, more so.

– Naomi Wolf
The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty are Used Against Women (1990, 2002)

You should do whatever feels right in your deepest heart. Feel deep as consciousness, open as water, now, and feel how to live with a wide-open heart. Feel how to live as love without bondage.

– David Deida
Wild Nights (2005)

Until you make peace with who you are,
you’ll never be content with what you have.

– Doris Mortman

Tension is who you think you should be.
Relaxation is who you are. 

– Chinese Proverb

Increasing your repertoire has the advantage that you don’t have to give up enjoying what you already like: it is always easier to add new behaviors than to deny your deepest desires.

– Dossie Easton and Catherine A. Liszt
When Someone You Love Is Kinky (2000)

Whether for good or for ill, feelings exist to be felt.
To resist or deny our emotions is to strengthen them.

– Jack Morin, Ph.D.
The Erotic Mind (1995)