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"Adultery is not about sex or romance. Ultimately, it is about how little we mean to one another." - Leonard Michaels

"Adultery is extravagance." - Maxine Hong Kingston

"No adultery is bloodless." - Natalia Ginzburg

"Adultery: Democracy applied to love." - H L Mencken

"Thou shalt not commit adultery." - Bible

"I have certain moral parameters that I do not cross in writing; I don't write about adultery or kids having premarital sex." - Nicholas Sparks

"You don't read Gatsby, I said, to learn whether adultery is good or bad but to learn about how complicated issues such as adultery and fidelity and marriage are. A great novel heightens your senses and sensitivity to the complexities of life and of individuals, and prevents you from the self-righteousness that sees morality in fixed formulas about good and evil." - Azar Nafisi

"Adolescence: A stage between infancy and adultery." - Ambrose Bierce

"I've committed adultery in my heart." - Jimmy Carter

"Adolescence: The stage between puberty and adultery." - Ambrose Bierce

"Adultery ... could be as banal as marriage." - Gustave Flaubert

"ADOLESCENCE The stage between puberty and adultery." - Ambrose Bierce

"Divorce is the sacrament of adultery." - Proverbs

"Adultery is the injury of nature." - Plato

"Adultery is an image of hell." - Emanuel Swedenborg

"Bad books on writing tell you to "WRITE WHAT YOU KNOW", a solemn and totally false adage that is the reason there exist so many mediocre novels about English professors contemplating adultery." - Joe Haldeman

"The only thing I know about Moses is him coming down from the mountain with the commandments and saying 'The good news is I got him down to 10. The bad news is adultery is still in." - Steve Kluger

"The first breathe of adultery is the freest." - John Updike

"Tales of adultery are much improved by period costumes." - Mason Cooley

"Adultery is not a crime, it's an amusement." - Kathleen Winsor

"Do not adultery commit; Advantage rarely comes of it." - Arthur Hugh Clough

"When adultery walks in, everything worth having walks out." - Woodrow M. Kroll

"Do infants enjoy infancy as much as adults enjoy adultery?" - Murray Banks

"Apostasy must be called what it is, spiritual adultery." - Francis Schaeffer

"The people do not mind fornication but they loathe adultery." - Ramsay MacDonald

"Adultery, Emma was discovering, could be as banal as marriage." - Gustave Flaubert

"Adultery is the application of democracy to love." - H L Mencken

"I did commit adultery, if adultery is having a relationship in a marriage with another woman. I learned from that." - Steve Garvey

"French novels generally treat of the relations of women to the world and to lovers, after marriage; consequently there is a great deal in French novels about adultery, about improper relations between the sexes, about many things which the English public would not allow." - Lafcadio Hearn

"I love songs about horses, railroads, land, Judgment Day, family, hard times, whiskey, courtship, marriage, adultery, separation, murder, war, prison, rambling, damnation, home, salvation, death, pride, humor, piety, rebellion, patriotism, larceny, determination, tragedy, rowdiness, heartbreak and love. And Mother. And God." - Johnny Cash

"That it is not same-gender relationships that are destroying marriage. What is actually destroying marriage is high unemployment, incarceration, a lack of education and ministers living in contradiction where they speak about holiness on one side but yet are living in adultery on the other." - Otis Moss III

"When you're reading a novel, I think the reason you care about how any given plot turns out is that you take it as a data point in the big story of how the world works. Does such-and-such a kind of guy get the girl in the end? Does adultery ever bring happiness? How do winners become winners?" - Elif Batuman

"Dad could talk about peace and love out loud to the world, but he could never show it to the people who supposedly meant the most to him: his wife and son. How can you talk about peace and love and have a family in bits and pieces - no communication, adultery, divorce? You can't do it, not if you're being true and honest with yourself." - Julian Lennon

"You know, of course, that the Tasmanians, who never committed adultery, are now extinct." - W Somerset Maugham

"The reason adultery is immoral is that it might lead to marriage." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Adultery breathes new life into marriages which have been left for dead." - Marcel Proust

"Autobiography is now as common as adultery and hardly less reprehensible." - John Grigg

"I would rather commit adultery than drink a glass of beer." - Nancy Astor

"All killing is not murder any more than all sexual intercourse is adultery." - C S Lewis

"On adultery: "Why fool around with hamburger when you have steak at home?" - Paul Newman

"People who commit adultery must die. Everyone knows that. Any movie tells you that!" - Richard Dreyfuss

"[Of the adultery of Lady Beauclerk:] The woman's a whore, and there's an end on 't." - Samuel Johnson

"There is no more harm in adultery than in rubbing one's hands together." - Pope Boniface VIII

"What men call gallantry, and gods adultery, is much more common where the climate's sultry." - Lord Byron

"Marriage is only good for two things: tax breaks and adultery." - Brendon Small

"There are few who would not rather be taken in adultery than in provocation." - Aldous Huxley

"People who have lust in their heart as just as guilty as those who commit adultery." - Jimmy Carter

"You know that the Tasmanians, who never committed adultery, are now extinct." - W Somerset Maugham

"The first breath of adultery is the freest; after it, constraints aping marriage appear." - John Updike

"To commit adultery with God is the perfect experience for which the world was created." - Sri Aurobindo

"One cubic foot less of space and it would have constituted adultery." - Robert Benchley

"It's okay for a man to commit adultery if his wife is ugly." - Howard Stern

"I do not believe we can blame genetics for adultery, homosexuality, dishonesty and other character flaws." - Jerry Falwell

"Adultery is a most conventional way to rise above the conventional." - Vladimir Nabokov

"Segregation is the adultery of an illicit intercourse between injustice and immorality." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"The first breath of adultery is the freest; after it, constraints aping marriage develop." - John Updike

"Society can overlook murder, adultery or swindling; it never forgives preaching of a new gospel." - Edmund Burke

"I don't appreciate a preacher who commits adultery and then goes out and blames me." - Jimmy Swaggart

"It is strange that a person may find it easy to protect himself from: eating Haraam, oppression and injustice, adultery, theft, drinking khamr (alcoholic drinks), and from unlawful looking, but it is hard for him to restrain the movement of his tongue. How often do we see people who are very cautious about falling into shameful deeds or injustice, but their tongue lashes against the living and the dead and they don't mind it?" - Ibn Taymiyyah

"Jail sentences have many functions, but one is surely to send a message about what our society abhors and what it values. This week, the equation was twofold: female infidelity twice as bad as male abuse, the life of a woman half as valuable as that of a man. The killing of the woman taken in adultery has a long history and survives today in many cultures. One of those is our own." - Anna Quindlen

"You live in a society that is shaped in every possible way by the Bible. The language you use, the laws you obey (and disobey), the founding principles of your nation, the disputes about abortion, homosexuality, adultery - these and so much else in your world are rooted in the Bible. You don't have to read it for its truth value. You should read it to understand how your world got the way it is, the way you would read the constitution or Shakespeare." - David Plotz

"The logical upshot of liberalism's hatred of hypocrisy is that it is better for the liar to champion lying, the glutton to advocate gluttony, the adulterer to celebrate adultery, than for someone to preach the right thing if he himself occasionally does the wrong thing. Better to let your failings define you and be happy about it, than to let your ideals define you but then fall short of them, for that opens you up to the charge of hypocrisy." - Jonah Goldberg

"Let's hope the institution of marriage survives its detractors, for without it there would be no more adultery and without adultery two thirds of our novelists would stand in line for unemployment checks." - Peter S. Prescott

"They tried to say that being gay is a sin, and I said that adultery is a sin. Adultery is responsible for breaking up more marriages, but do we put that in the Constitution? It's absurd." - Al Sharpton

"They tried to say that being gay is a sin, and I said that adultery is a sin. Adultery is responsible for breaking up more marriages, but do we put that in the Constitution? It's absurd." - Al Sharpton

"Let's hope the institution of marriage survives its detractors, for without it there would be no more adultery and without adultery two thirds of our novelists would stand in line for unemployment checks." - Peter S. Prescott

"Adultery - which is the only grounds for divorce in New York - is not grounds for divorce in California. As a matter of fact, adultery in Southern California is grounds for marriage." - Allan Sherman

"Marriage is a land mine. A really intimate land mine. Adultery to kitchen fires. Never a dull [moment]." - Nora Roberts

"Politics, war, marriage, crime, adultery. Everything that exists in the world has something to do with money." - Graham Greene

"When you say I committed adultery, are you stating before the marriage of 1996 or prior to?" - Deion Sanders

"If you want to destroy any nation without war, make adultery or nudity common in the young generation" - Saladin

"If everybody was so reverent of the institute of marriage, how did all the adultery get committed?" - Zoe Heller

"Adultery is an obvious violation of the rights of another. You are stealing what doesn't belong to you." - Sam Storms

"They say that adultery is the main thing that can damage a marriage, but it's not. It's boredom." - Barry Cryer

"The Bible says that lust in your heart is committing adultery. So you can't masturbate without lust." - Christine O'Donnell

"Being alone and liking it is, for a woman, an act of treachery, an infidelity far more threatening than adultery." - Molly Haskell

"Die for adultery! No: The wren goes to't, and the small gilded fly does lecher in my sight" - William Shakespeare

"I think a woman who commits adultery, is not sympathetic in our culture - or in many cultures, let's face it." - Mary Gaitskill

"The Bible says that lust in your heart is committing adultery, so you can't masturbate without lust." - Christine O'Donnell

"Whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart." - Bible

"Die-die for adultery? No! The wren goes to't and the small gilded fly Does lecher in my sight." - William Shakespeare

"A woman never wrote, "Thou shalt not commit adultery." God wrote that. You sin first and foremost against God." - Johnny Hunt

"The English seem to think drinking wine is like committing adultery, something you do rarely and abroad." - William Nicholson

"He and I had an office so tiny that an inch smaller and it would have been adultery." - Dorothy Parker

"I think it's fair to say more adultery goes on in hotels than any other place in the world." - Andre Balazs

"There exists no culture in which adultery is unknown, no cultural device or code that extinguishes philandering." - Helen Fisher

"The only reason I don't want to commit adultery is because I love my wife and I love my lord." - Joseph Prince

"In New York State they have a strange law that says you can't get a divorce unless you can prove adultery - and it's weird, because the Ten Commandments say 'Thou shalt not commit adultery.' But New York State says you have to. Well, finally, what happened was that my wife committed adultery for me. She's always been more mechanically inclined than I have." - Woody Allen

"There are those who, while reading a book, recall, compare, conjure up emotions from other, previous readings. This is one of the most delicate forms of adultery." - Ezequiel Martinez Estrada

"Is it adultery if I'm committing it at one end of a guy and he's committing it at the other end of that same guy?" - Dan Savage

"If men only believe enough in Christ they can commit adultery and murder a thousand times a day without periling their salvation." - Martin Luther

"University degrees are a bit like adultery: you may not want to get involved with that sort of thing, but you don't want to be thought incapable." - Sir Peter Imbert

"Nothing optional - from homosexuality to adultery - is ever made punishable unless those who do the prohibiting (and exact the fierce punishment) have a repressed desire to participate." - Christopher Hitchens

"The older I get the more I admire and crave competence, just simple competence, in any field from adultery to zoology." - H L Mencken

"An adulterer will not commit adultery when he has full faith (in Allah), and a thief will not steal when he has full faith (in Allah).." - Ibn Majah

"Sin cannot tear you away from him [Christ] even though you commit adultery a hundred times a day and commit as many murders." - Martin Luther

"Planned Parenthood is teaching kids to fornicate, teaching people to have adultery, every kind of bestiality, homosexuality, lesbianism - everything that the Bible condemns." - Pat Robertson

"A man's house is his stage. Others walk on to play their bit parts. Now and again a soliloquy, a birth, an adultery." - Karl Shapiro

"The evils of the body are murder, theft, and adultery; of the tongue, lying, slander, abuse and idle talk; of the mind, covetousness, hatred and error." - Gautama Buddha

"If certain women walk straight into adultery, there are many others who cling to numerous hopes, and commit sin only after wandering through a maze of sorrows." - Honore De Balzac

"University degrees are a bit like adultery: You may not want to get involved with that sort of thing, but you don't want to be thought incapable." - Peter Imbert, Baron Imbert

"Benchley and I had an office in the old Life magazine that was so tiny, if it were an inch smaller it would have been adultery." - Dorothy Parker

"Sara could commit adultery at one end and weep for her sins at the other, and enjoy both operations at once." - Joyce Cary

"The Devil did not tempt Adam and Eve to steal, to lie, to kill, to commit adultery; he tempted them to live independent of God." - Bob Jones, Sr.

"Whether it's polygamy, whether it's adultery, whether it's sodomy, all of those things, are antithetical to a healthy, stable, traditional family." - Rick Santorum

"There is no such thing as committing adultery with the right woman, at the right time, and in the right way, for it is simply WRONG." - Aristotle

"In America, the word art has become like the word adultery. It's this big scarlet letter. When you say you're an artist, people are like, "Ugh."" - Julie Taymor

"Adultery is an evil only inasmuch as it is a theft; but we do not steal that which is given to us." - Voltaire

"But I say to you, that every one who looks on a woman to lust for her has committed adultery with her already in his heart." - Bible

"My own feeling is that if adultery is wickedness then so is food. Both make me feel so much better afterward." - Kurt Vonnegut

"But, you know, there's still an argument, there's still ten states that outlaw premarital sex, and many more states where adultery is still outlawed and a crime." - Liam Neeson

"She was as sated with him as he was tired of her. Emma had rediscovered in adultery all the banality of marriage." - Gustave Flaubert

"Adultery is the ultimate deal-breaker for me. I would rather be alone than in a relationship that doesn't honor me." - Garcelle Beauvais

"I've looked on many women with lust. I've committed adultery in my heart many times. God knows I will do this and forgives me." - Jimmy Carter

"I didn't run off with the secretary. It made it seem like I had committed adultery and then ran off with a secretary, neither of which happened." - Randall Terry

"Men and women who decide to flirt with adultery just once can become enmeshed in misery and unhappiness for themselves and their precious families." - Joseph B Wirthlin

"Christ and The Church: If he were to apply for a divorce on the grounds of cruelty, adultery and desertion, he would probably get one." - Samuel Butler

"A hundred years ago Hester Prynne of The Scarlet Letter was given an A for adultery; today she would rate no better than a C-plus." - Peter De Vries

"[In China at that time:] The penalty for adultery is death by strangulation. Mai-da's mother has added the following note to this section; 'Adultery is a feminine vice. Copulation on the man's part is not his wife's concern, unless he sires a child. Then she must accept the child as one of his homestead." - Nora Waln

"Is a BJ adultery? What? Did I miss a day of school? Of course it is! Oral sex is adultery like Curling is an Olympic sport. The only thing is, oral sex should be in the Olympics because it's much harder than Curling, and if you're good at it, you DESERVE a medal!" - Lewis Black

"Take adultery or theft. Merely sins. It is evil who dines on the soul, stretching out its long bone tongue. It is evil who tweezers my heart, picking out its atomic worms." - Anne Sexton

"[When asked, as a prospective Presidential candidate, whether she had ever committed adultery:] No. But then most congresswomen don't have 25-year-old lifeguards throwing themselves at their feet around this place." - Patricia Schroeder

"I want to tell you, don't marry suffering. Some people do. They get married to it, and sleep and eat together, just as husband and wife. If they go with joy they think it's adultery." - Saul Bellow

"I was growing tired of all the fussing and prevaricating, of the stolen hours and the secret rendez-vous; of the small indignities and broad discomfort that are part and parcel of adultery." - Vicki Baum

"God's forgiveness is the only thing. And, well, I take full responsibility for the adultery. It was my fault and, you know, no matter what went on, the man has to take responsibility; and I do" - Jim Bakker

"Travel is like adultery: one is always tempted to be unfaithful to one's own country. To have imagination is inevitably to be dissatisfied with where you livein our wanderlust, we are lovers looking for consummation." - Elisabeth Eaves

"How many ills spring from adultery? First the supreme law that is violated, Nobility oft stain'd with bastardy, Inheritance of land falsely possessed, The husband scorn'd, wife sham'd, and babes unbless'd." - John Webster

"The psychology of adultery has been falsified by conventional morals, which assume, in monogamous countries, that attraction to one person cannot coexist with affection for another. Everybody knows that this is untrue." - Bertrand Russell

"Poetry should be written the way adultery is committed: on the run, on the sly, during the time not accounted for. And then you come home, as if nothing ever happened," - Vera Pavlova

"Thou shall not kill. Thou shall not commit adultery. Don't eat pork. I'm sorry, what was that last one?? Don't eat pork. God has spoken. Is that the word of God or is that pigs trying to outsmart everybody?" - Jon Stewart

"Ladies ...any man that lusts after you will answer to God for his mental adultery...but you will answer to God if you provoked him by the manner in which you are dressed." - Albert Martin

"In adultery, there is usually tenderness and self-sacrifice; in murder, courage; in profanation and blasphemy, a certain satanic splendour. Judas elected those offences unvisited by any virtues: abuse of confidence and informing." - Jorge Luis Borges

"Murder, arson, adultery, drugging and drinking, cruel politics-reading a book crammed with such activities can make the timid and yearning among us feel like the happiest people in the world." - Edith Pearlman

"L'adulte' re introduit l'esprit dans la lettre quebien souvent le mariage e u" t laisse e morte. Adultery breathes new life into marriages which have been left for dead." - Marcel Proust

"The penal code deals with things like theft, false testimony, adultery, fornication, etc. and then there's the law of the state, the law of the individual and the law of the public." - Anjem Choudary

"A woman who pretends to be a feminist shouldn't be taking money from countries where women are stoned, where women are killed for adultery, where women can't drive, Hillary Clinton's taken hundreds of millions of dollars from those countries." - Rudy Giuliani

"One must have all the virtues to sleep well. Shall I bear false witness? Shall I commit adultery? Shall I covet my neighbor's maid? All that would go ill with good sleep." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"is teaching kids to fornicate, teaching people to have adultery, every kind of bestiality, homosexuality, lesbianism - everything that the Bible condemns. (The 700 Club, variously dated as 9 Apr. 1991 or 14 Jan. 1991)." - Pat Robertson

"The psychology of adultery has been falsified by conventional morals, which assume, in monogamous countries, that attraction to one person cannot coexist with a serious affection for another. Everybody knows that this is untrue." - Bertrand Russell

"I've looked on a lot of women with lust. I've committed adultery in my heart many times. This is something that God recognizes I will do-and I have done it-and God forgives me for it." - Jimmy Carter

"Her exotic daydreams do not prevent her from being small-town bourgeois at heart, clinging to conventional ideas or committing this or that conventional violation of the conventional, adultery being a most conventional way to rise above the conventional." - Vladimir Nabokov

"For my own part I don't object to old jokes- indeed, I reverence them. When sea-sickness and adultery have ceased to be funny, western civilization will have ceased to exist." - George Orwell

"Deception is a sort of seduction. In love and war, adultery and espionage, deceit can only succeed if the deceived party is willing, in some way, to be deceived." - Ben Macintyre

"To claim that theft or adultery or lying are "evil" simply reflects our degraded idea of good-that it has something to do with respect for property, respectability, and sincerity." - Simone Weil

"L'adulte' re introduit l'esprit dans la lettre quebien souvent le mariage e u" t laisse e morte. Adultery breathes new life into marriages which have been left for dead." - Marcel Proust

"God's forgiveness is the only thing. And, well, I take full responsibility for the adultery. It was my fault and, you know, no matter what went on, the man has to take responsibility; and I do." - Jim Bakker

"All the commandments: You shall not commit adultery, you shall not kill, you shall not steal, you shall not covet, and so on, are summed up in this single command: You must love your neighbor as yourself." - Jesus Christ

"Mars, when guilty of homicide, and set free from the charge of murder by the Athenians through favour, lest he should appear to be too fierce and savage, committed adultery with Venus." - Lactantius

"Writing is the process of finding something to distract you from writing, and of all the helpful distractions - adultery, alcohol and acedia, all of which aided our writing fathers - none can equal the Internet." - Adam Gopnik

"I accept the Old Testament as more of an action movie: blood, car chases, evacuations, a lot of special effects, seas dividing, mass murder, adultery. The children of God are running amok, wayward. Maybe that's why they're so relatable." - Bono



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