A Canadian is somebody who knows how to make love in a canoe.
The Canadian, December 22, 1973
Do you know what "the English vice" really is?.. It's our refusal to admit our emotions. We think they demean us, I suppose.
In Praise of Love, 1973
I was so cold I almost got married.
of England, The New York Times. April 25, 1956
France is the only place where you can make love in the afternoon without people hammering on your door.
Guardian, December 24, 1984
One becomes aware in France, after having lived in America, that sex pervades the air. It's there all around you, like a fluid.
quoted in Writers at Work by George Plimpton, ed., 1963
It's true the French have a certain obsession with sex, but it's a particularly adult obsession. France is the thriftiest of all nations; to a Frenchman sex provides the most economical way to have fun. The French are a logical race.
Kiss Hollywood Good-Bye, 1978
The isles of Greece, the isles of Greece!
Where burning Sappho loved and sung.
Don Juan, 1819
The Irish men are reckoned terrible heart stealers-but I do not find them so very formidable.
letter, May 11, 1787
Get yourself a Geisha. The flower of Asia,
She's one with whom to take up.
At night your bed she'll make up,
And she'll be there when you wake up.
"Get Yourself a Geisha," 1935
Continental people have sex lives; the English have hot water bottles.
How to Be an Alien, 1946
The average Hollywood film star's ambition is to be admired by an American, courted by an Italian, married to an Englishman, and have a French boyfriend.
New York Journal-American, February 22, 1954