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Seduction Quotes

Man proposes, woman forecloses.

Author: Minna Antrim (1861)

Profession: American Epigrammist

I should like to know who has been carried off, except poor dear me -- I have been more ravished myself than anybody since the Trojan war.

Author: Lord Byron (1788-1824)

Profession: British Poet

A gentleman doesn't pounce he glides. If a woman sits on a piece of furniture which permits your sitting beside her, you are free to regard this as an invitation, though not an unequivocal one.

Author: Quentin Crisp (1908)

Profession: British Author

Seduction is often difficult to distinguish from rape. In seduction, the rapist often bothers to buy a bottle of wine.

Author: Andrea Dworkin (1946)

Profession: American Feminist Critic

He in a few minutes ravished this fair creature, or at least would have ravished her, if she had not, by a timely compliance, prevented him.

Author: Henry Fielding (1707-1754)

Profession: British Novelist, Dramatist

When lovely woman stoops to folly, and finds too late that men betray, what charm can soothe her melancholy, what art can wash her guilt away?

Author: Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774)

Profession: Anglo-Irish Author, Poet, Playwright

Weep not for little Leonie, abducted by a French Marquis. Though loss of honor was a wrench, just think how it's improved her French.

Author: Harry Graham


You have to penetrate a woman's defenses. Getting into her head is a prerequisite to getting into her body.

Author: Bob Guccione


To seduce a woman famous for strict morals, religious fervor and the happiness of her marriage: what could possibly be more prestigious?

Author: Christopher Hampton (1946)

Profession: British Playwright

The trouble with Ian is that he gets off with women because he can't get on with them.

Author: Rosamond Lehmann (1901-1990)

Profession: British Novelist

Pursuit and seduction are the essence of sexuality. It's part of the sizzle.

Author: Camille Paglia (1947)

Profession: American Author, Critic, Educator

Slowly, but very deliberately, the brooding edifice of seduction, creaking and incongruous, came into being, a vast Heath Robinson mechanism, dually controlled by them and lumbering gloomily down vistas of triteness. With a sort of heavy-fisted dexterity the mutually adapted emotions of each of them became synchronized, until the unavoidable anti-climax was at hand.

Author: Anthony Powell (1905)

Profession: British Novelist

She's beautiful, and therefore to be wooed; She is a woman, therefore to be won.

Author: William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Profession: British Poet, Playwright, Actor

A wise woman never yields by appointment. It should always be an unforeseen happiness.

Author: Henri B. Stendhal (1783-1842)

Profession: French Writer

When a woman wants a man and lusts after him, the lover need not bother to conjure up opportunities, for she will find more in an hour than we men could think of in a century.

Author: Source Unknown