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William BlakeEvery harlot was a virgin once.

—  William Blake, 1757-1827, English poet & painter

Marlen DietrichA country without bordellos is like a house without bathrooms.

—  Marlen Dietrich, 1901-1992, German-American actress

Xaviera HollanderActually, if my business was legitimate, I would deduct a substantial percentage for depreciation of my body.

—  Xaviera Hollander, 1943-, Dutch call girl & author

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

—  Wilson Mizner, 1876-1913, American playwright

Xaviera HollanderYou can call me mercenary, or call me madam, but, as I always tell my customers - just call me anytime!

—  Xaviera Hollander, 1943-, Dutch call girl & author

Arthur SchopenhauerClio, the muse of history, is as thoroughly infected with lies as a street whore with syphilis.

—  Arthur Schopenhauer, 1788-1860, German philosopher

Arthur SchopenhauerThere are 80,000 prostitutes in London alone and what are they, if not bloody sacrifices on the altar of monogamy?

—  Arthur Schopenhauer, 1788-1860, German philosopher

William BlakePrisons are built with stones of law; brothels with bricks of religion.

—  William Blake, 1757-1827, English poet & painter

Victor HugoWe say that slavery has vanished from European civilization, but this is not true. Slavery still exists, but now it applies only to women and its name is prostitution.

—  Victor Hugo, 1802-1885, French writer

Karl KrausA man's jealousy is a social institution, a woman's prostitution an instinct.

—  Karl Kraus, 1874-1936, Austrian writer

Funny Quotes

Ronald ReaganIt has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.

—  Ronald Reagan, 1911-2004, American President [1981-1989]

Movie Quotes

Shanghai Express (1932)It took more than one man to change my name to Shanghai Lily.

—  from the film Shanghai Express (1932)

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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