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Marilyn MonroeIf you can make a woman laugh, you can make her do anything.

—  Marilyn Monroe, 1926-1962, American actress

Mignon McLaughlinIt upsets women to be, or not to be, stared at hungrily.

—  Mignon McLaughlin, 1913-1983, American magazine editor

ThucydidesMen naturally despise those who court them, but respect those who do not give way to them.

—  Thucydides, 460-394 BC, Ancient Greek historian

Wilson MiznerTreat a whore like a lady and a lady like a whore.

—  Wilson Mizner, 1876-1913, American playwright

Donald TrumpAll of the women on The Apprentice flirted with me – consciously or unconsciously. That’s to be expected.

—  Donald Trump, 1946-, President of the USA

George Bernard ShawDancing is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire.

—  George Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950, Irish writer, Nobel 1925

NapoleonA woman laughing is a woman conquered.

—  Napoleon, 1769-1821, French Emperor

Dorothy ParkerHis voice was as intimate as the rustle of sheets.

—  Dorothy Parker, 1893-1967, American writer, poet, satirist, critic

TalleyrandA woman will sometimes forgive the man who tries to seduce her, but never the man who misses an opportunity when offered.

—  Talleyrand, 1754-1838, French statesman & diplomat

VoltaireIt is not enough to conquer; one must learn to seduce.

—  Voltaire, 1694-1778, French philosopher & writer

La RochefoucauldOne kind of flirtation is to boast we never flirt.

—  La Rochefoucauld, 1613-1680, French writer

Jules RenardDon't tell a woman she's pretty; tell her there's no other woman like her, and all roads will open to you.

—  Jules Renard, 1864-1910, French writer

Helen RowlandFlirting is the gentle art of making a man feel pleased with himself.

—  Helen Rowland, 1875-1950, American journalist & humorist

Helen RowlandA man is like a cat; chase him and he will run - sit still and ignore him and he'll come purring at your feet.

—  Helen Rowland, 1875-1950, American journalist & humorist

Helen RowlandThe hardest task of a girl's life, nowadays, is to prove to a man that his intentions are serious.

—  Helen Rowland, 1875-1950, American journalist & humorist

Rutherford B. HayesFighting battles is like courting girls: those who make the most pretensions and are boldest usually win.

—  Rutherford B. Hayes, 1822-1893, American President [1877-1881]

Personal Stories

Jean-Paul SartreIf I became a philosopher, if I have so keenly sought this fame for which I'm still waiting, it's all been to seduce women basically.

—  Jean-Paul Sartre, 1905-1980, French philosopher

Quotes in Verse

John KeatsThe day is gone, and all its sweets are gone!
Sweet voice, sweet lips, soft hand, and softer breast.

—  John Keats, 1795-1821, English poet

Funny Quotes

Steven WrightDrink 'til she's cute, but stop before the wedding.

—  Steven Wright, 1955-, American comedian


International proverbThe way to a man's heart is through his stomach.

—  International proverb

International proverbThe way to a man's heart is through his stomach.

—  International proverb

English proverbFaint heart never won fair lady.

—  English proverb

Movie Quotes

To Have and Have Not (1944)Anybody got a match?

—  from the film To Have and Have Not (1944)

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)A kiss on the hand may be quite continental, but diamonds are a girl's best friend.

—  from the film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

The Graduate (1967)Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me, aren't you?

—  from the film The Graduate (1967)

Breathless (1960)- Why won't you sleep with me?
- Because I'm trying to find out what it is that I like about you.

—  from the film Breathless (1960)

Pretty Woman (1990)Listen, I appreciate this whole seduction scene you've got goin', but let me give ya a tip: I'm a sure thing. OK?
So, I'm on an hourly rate. Could we just move it along?

—  from the film Pretty Woman (1990)


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