• If there is a true secret to the universe, it is this... these first few seconds of warmth and entry and complete acceptance by one's beloved.
    ~ Dan Simmons, The Rise of Endymion
  • To make love to the one true person who deserves that love is one of the few absolute rewards of being a human being, balancing all of the pain, loss, awkwardness, loneliness, idiocy, compromise, and clumsiness that go with the human condition. To make love to the right person makes up for a lot of mistakes.
    ~ Dan Simmons, The Rise of Endymion
  • Seduction... was both a science and art - a blend of skill, discipline, proximity, and opportunity. Mostly proximity.
    ~ Dan Simmons, Ilium
  • Seduction... was both a science and art - a blend of skill, discipline, proximity, and opportunity. Mostly proximity.<br />
Ilium
    Seduction... was both a science and art - a blend of skill, discipline, proximity, and opportunity. Mostly proximity.
    Ilium
    ~ Dan Simmons
  • Lovemaking seems all too absurd when described.<br />
The Rise of Endymion
    Lovemaking seems all too absurd when described.
    The Rise of Endymion
    ~ Dan Simmons
    Sex
  • If there is a true secret to the universe, it is this ... these first few seconds of warmth and entry and complete acceptance by one's beloved.
    ~ Dan Simmons
  • Lovemaking seems all too absurd when described.
    Lovemaking seems all too absurd when described.
    ~ Dan Simmons
    Sex