Quotes of Celibate

“ A celibate clergy is an especially good idea, because it tends to suppress any hereditary propensity toward fanaticism. ”

- Carl Edward Sagan

“ A celibate, like the fly in the heart of an apple, dwells in a perpetual sweetness, but sits alone, and is confined and dies in singularity. ”

- Jeremy Taylor

“ I did Quills and I thought I was doing a really daring thing by being in The Banger Sisters. Then I thought, No, I'm playing a writer again. At least I'm celibate in this one! ”

- Geoffrey Rush

“ Bachelors have consciences, married men have wives. ”

- H. L. Mencken

“ Bachelors know more about women than married men; if they didn't, they'd be married too. ”

- H. L. Mencken

“ Nowadays, all the married men live like bachelors, and all the bachelors like married men. ”

- Oscar Wilde

“ All reformers are bachelors. ”

- George Moore

“ Asking a man if he could be trusted was like asking an unwed girl if she was a virgin. The question mattered, but the asking of it was a gross insult. ”

- Orson Scott Card

“ In Paris, everything's for sale: wise virgins, foolish virgins, truth and lies, tears and smiles. ”

- Émile Zola

“ I knew Doris Day before she was a virgin. ”

- Oscar Levant
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