"Venus eternal (caprice, hysteria, fantasy) is one of the seductive forms of the Devil." [can't decide about this one; obviously not politically correct, but tantalizing nonetheless].
"The day the young writer corrects his first proof, he is as proud as a schoolboy with his first case of pox."
"A woman doesn't know how to separate her soul from her body. She is simplistic, like animals--a satirist would say that this is because she has only a body."