Love around the world quotes and lines



A Canadian is somebody who knows how to make love in a canoe.

PIERRE BERION
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.

TERENCE RATTIGAN
In Praise of Love, 1973



I was so cold I almost got married.

SHELLEY WINTERS
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.

BARBARA CARTLAND
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.

HENRY MILLER
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.

ANITA LOOS
Kiss Hollywood Good-Bye, 1978




The isles of Greece, the isles of Greece!
Where burning Sappho loved and sung.

LORD BYRON
Don Juan, 1819




The Irish men are reckoned terrible heart stealers-but I do not find them so very formidable.

MARY WOLLSTONECRAET
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.

HOWARD DIETZ
"Get Yourself a Geisha," 1935




Continental people have sex lives; the English have hot water bottles.


GEORGE MIKES
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.

KATHARINE HEPBURN
New York Journal-American, February 22, 1954
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