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Here is the piece. If you can't say fornicate can you say copulate or if not that can you say co-habit? If not that would have to say consummate I suppose. Use your own good taste and judgment.
~ Ernest Hemingway

 

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My English text is chaste, and all licentious passages are left in the obscurity of a learned language.
~ Edward Gibbon

 

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Not when truth is dirty, but when it is shallow, does the enlightened man dislike to wade into its waters.
~ Friedrich Nietzsche

 

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Obscenity is a cleansing process, whereas pornography only adds to the murk.
~ Henry Miller

 

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Obscenity is a moral concept in the verbal arsenal of the establishment, which abuses the term by applying it, not to expressions of its own morality but to those of another.
~ Herbert Marcuse

 

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Obscenity is whatever happens to shock some elderly and ignorant magistrate.
~ Bertrand Russell

 

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Obscenity, which is ever blasphemy against the divine beauty in life... is a monster for which the corruption of society forever brings forth new food, which it devours in secret.
~ Percy Bysshe Shelley

 

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Shocking writing is like murder: the questions the jury must decide are the questions of motive and intent.
~ E(lwyn) B(rooks) White

 

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Since obscenity is the truth of our passion today, it is the only stuff of art -- or almost the only stuff.
~ D. H. Lawrence

 

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The sign of a Philistine age is the cry of immorality against art.
~ Oscar Wilde

 

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