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If ever a man and his wife, or a man and his mistress, who pass nights as well as days together, absolutely lay aside all good breeding, their intimacy will soon degenerate into a coarse familiarity, infallibly productive of contempt or disgust.
~ Lord Chesterfield

 

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If one could be friendly with women, what a pleasure -- the relationship so secret and private compared with relations with men. Why not write about it truthfully?
~ Virginia Woolf

 

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Intimacies between women go backwards, beginning with revelations and ending up in small talk without loss of esteem.
~ Elizabeth Bowen

 

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The many faces of intimacy: the Victorians could experience it through correspondence, but not through cohabitation; contemporary men and women can experience it through fornication, but not through friendship.
~ Thomas Szasz

 

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To really know someone is to have loved and hated him in turn.
~ Marcel Jouhandeau

 

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What people don't realize is that intimacy has its conventions as well as ordinary social intercourse. There are three cardinal rules -- don't take somebody else's boyfriend unless you've been specifically invited to do so, don't take a drink without being asked, and keep a scrupulous accounting in financial matters.
~ W. H. Auden

 

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