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  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
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    Here's a lot to be said for celibacy, for the concentration of your mental and physical energy.
    Source: Sex, Art and American Culture : New Essays (1992)
  • Henry Louis Mencken
    Henry Louis Mencken
    American journalist and critic 1880-1956
    Henry Louis Mencken
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    It is impossible to believe that the same God who permitted His own son to die a bachelor regards celibacy as an actual sin.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    Marriage has many pains, but celibacy has no pleasures.
  • Thomas Love Peacock
    Thomas Love Peacock
    English novelist, poet, and official 1785-1866
    Thomas Love Peacock
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    Marriage may often be a stormy lake, but celibacy is almost always a muddy horse pond.
  • Barbara W. Tuchman
    Barbara W. Tuchman
    American historian 1912-1989
    Barbara W. Tuchman
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    To gain victory over the flesh was the purpose of fasting and celibacy, which denied the pleasures of this world for the sake of reward in the next.
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