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Sex.
by Marlene Dietrich

Sex.
In America an obsession.
In other parts of the world a fact.
- Marlene Dietrich

It is the friends you can call up at 4 A.M. that matter.
- Marlene Dietrich PHOTO

When you're dead, you're dead.
That's it.
- Marlene Dietrich

I never enjoyed working in a film.
- Marlene Dietrich

 

Once a woman has forgiven her man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast.
- Marlene Dietrich

The average man is more interested in a woman who is
interested in him than he is in a woman with beautiful legs.
- Marlene Dietrich

A king, realizing his incompetence, can either delegate or abdicate his duties.
A father can do neither.
If only sons could see the paradox, they would understand the dilemma.
- Marlene Dietrich

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Without tenderness, a man is uninteresting.
- Marlene Dietrich

In America, sex is an obsession, in other parts of the world it's a fact.
- Marlene Dietrich

There's something about an American soldier you can't explain.
They're so grateful for anything, even a film actress coming to see them.
- Marlene Dietrich

I'm worth more dead than alive.
Don't cry for me after I'm gone; cry for me now.
- Marlene Dietrich

Latins are tenderly enthusiastic.
In Brazil they throw flowers at you.
In Argentina they throw themselves.
- Marlene Dietrich

Darling, the legs aren't so beautiful,
I just know what to do with them.
- Marlene Dietrich

I am at heart a gentleman.
- Marlene Dietrich

A man would prefer to come home to an unmade bed and
a happy woman than to a neatly made bed and an angry woman.
- Marlene Dietrich

I dress for the image.
Not for myself, not for the public, not for fashion,
not for men.
- Marlene Dietrich

I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have,
beautifully expressed with much authority by someone
recognized wiser than oneself.
- Marlene Dietrich

If there is a supreme being, he's crazy.
- Marlene Dietrich

The weak are more likely to make the strong weak than
the strong are likely to make the weak strong.
- Marlene Dietrich

Superstitions are habits rather than beliefs.
- Marlene Dietrich

Glamour is what I sell, it's my stock in trade.
- Marlene Dietrich

The tears I have cried over Germany have dried.
I have washed my face.
- Marlene Dietrich

Courage and grace are a formidable mixture.
The only place to see it is in the bullring.
- Marlene Dietrich

There is a gigantic difference between earning a great
deal of money and being rich.
- Marlene Dietrich

Grumbling is the death of love.
- Marlene Dietrich

America took me into her bosom when there was no longer
a country worthy of the name,
but in my heart I am German - German in my soul.
- Marlene Dietrich

Think twice before burdening a friend with a secret.
- Marlene Dietrich

They want you to bring out your intestines.
- Marlene Dietrich

I am not a myth.
- Marlene Dietrich

The Germans and I no longer speak the same language.
- Marlene Dietrich

Most women set out to try to change a man,
and when they have changed him they do not like him.
- Marlene Dietrich

How do you know love is gone? If you said that you
would be there at seven and you get there by nine,
and he or she has not called the police yet -
it's gone.
- Marlene Dietrich

To be completely woman you need a master,
and in him a compass for your life.
You need a man you can look up to and respect.
If you dethrone him it's no wonder that you are discontented,
and discontented women are not loved for long.
- Marlene Dietrich

I had no desire to be an film actress,
to always play somebody else, to be always beautiful
with somebody constantly straightening out your every eyelash.
It was always a big bother to me.
- Marlene Dietrich

Instead of being presented with stereotypes
by age, sex, color, class, or religion,
children must have the opportunity
to learn that within each range,
some people are loathsome and some are delightful.
- Margaret Mead

Sex education may be a good idea in the schools,
but I don't believe the kids should be given homework.
- Bill Cosby

I refuse to consign the whole male sex to the nursery.
I insist on believing that some men are my equals.
- Brigid Brophy

Real love is never a selfish emotion.
If you want something from someone -
especially if that something is sex -
what you are feeling is not true love.
True love is about wanting happiness for the person you love -
and not about seeking happiness for yourself.
Fortunately, in most cases our own loving presence
is the greatest gift we can give to a person we love.
Nonetheless, the litmus test of love is knowing
we would choose never to see that person again
if we believed that distance would bring them greater happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Football is violence and cold weather and sex and college rye.
- Roger Kahn

Love is the self-delusion we manufacture to justify
the trouble we take to have sex.
- Daniel S. Greenberg

The big difference between sex for money and sex for
free is that sex for money usually costs a lot less.
- Brendan Behan

A man marries to have a home, but also because he doesn't
want to be bothered with sex and all that sort of thing.
- W. Somerset Maugham

My wife is a sex object - every time I ask for sex,
she objects.
- Les Dawson

Therefore, sins of sex are punished in this life to
a greater degree than some other sins.
- Walter Lang

Sex is a big question mark.
It is something people will talk about forever.
- Catherine Deneuve

I deliberately wrote a poem in my last book where I
was suggesting that there are other passions as great
as or more important than the passion of sex.
- Thom Gunn

They say you can rap about anything except for Jesus,
that means guns, sex, lies, video tapes,
but if I talk about God my record won't get played Huh?
- Kanye West

My mother wanted me to understand that as a woman I
could do pretty much whatever I wanted to,
that I didn't have to use sex or sexuality to define myself.
- Suzanne Vega

If someone had told me years ago that sharing a sense
of humour was so vital to partnerships,
I could have avoided a lot of sex!
- Kate Beckinsale

Sex is like money; only too much is enough.
- John Updike

Sex is the last refuge of the miserable.
- Quentin Crisp

It's intoxicating for a man to be waited on.
Combine this with very, very skillful sex,
and that will get them.
- Doris Lilly

Same-sex marriage is not the future.
- Maggie Gallagher

Nearly 100,000 sex offenders remain unregistered,
and are moving freely about the country;
the risk that they may strike again grows every day.
- Bob Ney

Yes, I was correctly quoted in saying I introduced
sex into films in the 20's,
but it was sex in good taste and left a great deal to one's imagination.
- Pola Negri

Like all citizens, Ms.
McNeill has the right to be free from unlawful employment
practices such as sex discrimination and retaliation.
- John Hawkins

I was actually a bit disappointed about the amount of sex in the show.
I think Backus should get out a bit more,
get a relationship, perhaps make her a lesbian.
- Lexa Doig

Americans are a decade behind Canada when it comes
to sex education and understanding their bodies.
- Sue Johanson

Whenever women catfight, men think it's going to turn to sex.
- Yasmine Bleeth

Money, it turned out, was exactly like sex,
you thought of nothing else if you didn't have it and
thought of other things if you did.
- James A. Baldwin

I don't think that my parents even imagined that I
would be exposed to drugs.
In those days, for some reason, it was not talked about,
just like sex was not talked about.
- Natalie Cole

You don't stay married for thirty-nine years because
of sex or even because of love,
but because your partner is a real friend to you,
because they respect and regard you.
- Olympia Dukakis

We thought sex was free.
Sex is not free.
There's a price to be paid emotionally,
physically, even legally.
Sex isn't a casual thing.
It's a huge thing.
- William H. Macy

You musn't force sex to do the work of love or love to do the work of sex.
- Mary McCarthy

The test of one's behavior pattern is their relationship to society,
relationship to work and relationship to sex.
- Alfred Adler

Sex is a bad thing because it rumples the clothes.
- Jackie Kennedy

Well I think people think sex is controversial.
Not always, but certainly it's something to be discussed.
- Liam Neeson

Married sex is like being awake during your own autopsy.
It is root canal work without anesthetic.
- Al Goldstein

Sex is not sinful, but sin has perverted it.
- Walter Lang

There are two things people want more than sex and money...
recognition and praise.
- Mary Kay Ash

Sex and obscenity are not synonymous.
Obscene material is material which deals with sex in
a manner appealing to prurient interest.
- William J. Brennan, Jr.


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