Mating

Love is an ideal thing, marriage a real thing; a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.
—Goethe

Sep 132016
 

Many men prefer seduction to sex, and many women prefer sex to seduction.

Jun 172016
 

It is not easy for a woman to win an author’s heart; she has to read his books.

Sep 222015
 

Domestic sentiment swamps every virtue.

Apr 202015
 

Love has done nothing to stop wars, but marriage has prevented quite a few.

Feb 042015
 

If you want to kill your marriage, talk about it.

Oct 222014
 

What surrounds sex is serious: sex itself is ridiculous.

Oct 202014
 

Marriages survive not on love but admiration.

Jul 022014
 

A man will reveal the most intimate details of his sex life before he will show you his tax return.