If, as a feminist leader, I try to help out the career of a rising woman faculty leaderI'm sleeping with her.
(Theo J. Kalikow (b. 1941), U.S. educator. As quoted in the Chronicle of Higher Education, p. A16 (June 16, 1993).
The interim president of Plymouth State College (New Hampshire) was remarking on the tendency toward unfounded speculation in academia about feminists', and women college presidents', sexual orientation and behavior.)
That's the only good thing about divorce. You get to sleep with your mother.
(Anita Loos (1893-1981), U.S. novelist, screenwriter, Jane Murfin, U.S. screenwriter, and George Cukor. Little Mary (Virginia Weidler), in The Women (film) (1932).
Adapted from the hit Broadway play by Claire Boothe (later Claire Boothe Luce), the movie achieved some notoriety with a cast of 130 women and no men.)
The Cold War isn't thawing; it is burning with a deadly heat. Communism isn't sleeping; it is, as always, plotting, scheming, working, fighting.
(Richard M. Nixon (1913-1995), U.S. Republican politician, president. repr. In Stephen Ambrose, Nixon: The Triumph of a Politician, vol. 2, ch. 2 (1989). "Cuba, Castro and John F. Kennedy," The Reader's Digest (Nov. 1964).)
If Men and Women took their Pleasures as noisily as the Cats, what Londoner could ever hope to sleep of nights?
(Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), British novelist. The Fifth Earl of Gonister, in After Many a Summer Dies the Swan, pt. II, ch. 4 (1939).
This witticism is found in the diaries of the Fifth Earl of Gonister, Huxley's invention of an eighteenth-century aristocrat of almost superhuman cynicism.)