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Why should I be ashamed to describe what nature was not ashamed to create? (Pietro Aretino)

The sexual embrace can only be compared with music and with prayer. (Marcus Aurelius)

Sexuality is the lyricism of the masses. (Charles Baudelaire)

All a writer has to do to get a woman is to say he's a writer. It's an aphrodisiac. (Saul Bellow)

Sex appeal is the keynote of our civilization. (Henri Bergson)

What is erotic, like taste in art, is subjective. (Kelly Borsheim)

A good nude photograph can be erotic, but certainly not sentimental or pornographic. (Bill Brandt, photographer)

Obscenity is such a tiny kingdom that a single tour covers it completely. (Heywood Broun)

The moment eternal - just that and no more - / When ecstasy's utmost we clutch at the core / While cheeks burn, arms open, eyes shut, and lips meet! (Robert Browning)

The flower is a jumble of thighs, the sun's harem... (Malcolm de Chazal)

Sex is a spiritual experience. (Deepak Chopra)

No nude, however abstract, should fail to arouse in the spectator some vestige of erotic feeling... The desire to grasp and be united with another human is so fundamental a part of our nature that our judgement of what is known as 'pure form' is inevitably influenced by it, and one of the difficulties of the nude as a subject for art is that these instincts cannot be hidden. (Sir Kenneth Clark)

The erotic is applied only to the viewer - the artist is solely responsible for the passion. (Kris Courtney)

Eroticism is close to life, closer than philosophy or anything like that, its an animal thing that has many facets and is pleasing to use, as you would use a tube of paint. (Marcel Duchamp)

My best works are erotic displays of mental confusions... with intrusions of irrelevant information. (Marlene Dumas)

Beauty is the erotic perception of time and shape. (Nick Erard)

Erotic symbols are part of nature in their aspect of fertility and creativity and, as such, are an inherent part of Man's own needs and drives. (Bela Fidel)

Sneaky sex. Gets in everything these days. Why you can't even use greasy, juicy paint without having some inappropriate suggestiveness come up. (Karen Fitzgerald)

How much of what we see as beautiful can be related to a young woman at the height of her productive potential? (John Fitzsimmons)

The paintings that really excite me have an erotic element or side to them irrespective of subject matter. (Lucian Freud)

Why can't we all just acknowledge that 'nature' - that is, 'sex' or 'erotic' images, which are really just 'attracters' are everywhere. Of course a flower looks like what it looks like - that's what it is - to a bee. (Sara Genn)

Aesthetic emotion puts man in a state favorable to the reception of erotic emotion... Art is the accomplice of love. Take love away and there is no longer art. (Remy de Gourmont)

I was very, very nervous about the naked scenes. I'm very shy and reserved. But it was Bertolucci and I have seen Last Tango. It's not pornographic. He's a master of eroticism. I stopped being self-conscious. You have to forget everything. (Eva Green)

There is a connection between art and sex, with arousal in one realm speaking to arousal in another. (Laura Jacobs)

Even the most innocent of images can send subliminal messages of an erotic nature. (Julie Rodriguez Jones)

All art is erotic. (Gustav Klimt)

Eroticism is like a dance: one always leads the other. (Milan Kundera)

Pornography is the attempt to insult sex, to do dirt on it. (D. H. Lawrence)

The difference between pornography and erotica is lighting. (Gloria Leonard)

All art is erotic. The first ornament to have been invented, the cross, was of erotic origin. It was the first work of art. A horizontal stroke: the woman lying down. A vertical stroke: the male who penetrates her. (Adolf Loos)

Sex appeal is fifty percent what you've got and fifty percent what people think you've got. (Sophia Loren)

If you bring your sexual impulses to your creative work... you'll be working from deep in the genetic code, down where life wants to make new life and feel good in the process. (Eric Maisel)

Being sexy is kind of funny to me. (Reba McEntire)

You know, I can get kind of spunky or I can get tough, you know, that kind of tough, sexy look. But sexy? No, I don't think so. (Reba McEntire)

Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. (Mignon McLaughlin)

-on Egon Schiele...
Schiele's eroticism... expresses human bondage and is to be understood as a burden that is painful to bear. (Erwin Mitsch)

But fantasy kills imagination, pornography is death to art. (Iris Murdoch)

The erotic aspect of my art is not pornography but magic, animation and evocation. My figuration makes no references to figurative art or to pop art, but arises simply because I view this world from inside a human figure and tend to feel affinity with things which appear human. (Victor Newsome)

When people read erotic symbols into my painting, they're really thinking about their own affairs. (Georgia O'Keeffe)

To know the difference between erotica and pornography you must first know the difference between naked and nude. (Bernard Poulin)

It is sexual energy which governs the structure of human feeling and thinking. (Wilhelm Reich)

The artist's experience lies so unbelievably close to the sexual, to its pain and its pleasure, that the two phenomena are really just different forms of one and the same longing and bliss. (Rainer Maria Rilke)

-talking about an antique marble copy of the Venus de' Medici...
It is truly flesh! You would think it moulded by kisses and caresses! You almost expect, when you touch this body, to find it warm. (Auguste Rodin)

If my work is pornography, so what? I don't have any moral compunction about pornography. Any feelings I have about it are purely stylistic... I don't see why it should be excluded as a serious subject. (David Salle)

The difference between eroticism and pornography is one of art. (Andre Salvet)

I do not deny that I have made drawings and watercolors of an erotic nature. But they are always works of art. Are there no artists who have done erotic pictures? (Egon Schiele)

Wit as an instrument of revenge is as infamous as art is as a means of sensual titillation. (Friedrich Von Schlegel)

I am an abstract artist in the sense that I abstract. I cannot be called non-figurative while I am still interested in the modern magic of space, primitive sex forms, the sensual and erotic, disconcerting contours, the things of life. (William Scott)

The most refined form of sexual attractiveness – as well as the most refined form of sexual pleasure – consists in going against the grain of one's sex. (Susan Sontag)

To camp is a mode of seduction... Behind the 'straight' public sense in which something can be taken, one has found a private zany experience of the thing. (Susan Sontag)

Literature - creative literature - unconcerned with sex, is inconceivable. (Gertrude Stein)

If sex were all, then every trembling hand / Could make us squeak, like dolls, the wished-for words. (Wallace Stevens)

- Hotel Honolulu, (ch. 1) ...
Nothing to me is so erotic as a hotel room, and therefore so penetrated with life and death. (Paul Theroux)

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. (John Updike)