Steamy literary quotes

NSFW: 10 Steamy Quotes to Make Your Cheeks Flush and Mother Blush

You know you love it, you just don’t tell everyone about it. Or maybe you do! Those steamy lines in poems that took a turn from sweet, innocent verses. Perhaps you’re on the bus reading and you come across a scene that starts taking a turn for the racy. Do you read it while you’re next to the little old lady with her shopping bags? No, probably not. But maybe. We’re human, so yes, they’re the parts we all look for, laugh about, and even wish for. Who doesn’t want to be ravished by an attractive fictional character? It’s an essential part of romantic fiction and poetry. By the way, do people still say ravish?

 

Depending on where you read this and who you read it with, it’s all good if you get a tad carried away. This is not for the faint of heart. Just get your fans, your cold rags, and maybe a stiff drink. These literary quotes tend to get pretty darn hot. Seriously.

 

1. “To a man like that, for whom you have feelings like that, you can say all sorts of things, ‘I’m starved’ being the mildest of them. Words she would never have used, before. Vandal words. Sometimes she can’t believe what comes out of her mouth; not to mention what goes into it.”  
(Margaret Atwood, The Heart Goes Last)

 

2. “Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you’ve got to say, and say it hot.” 
(D.H. Lawrence, Complete Works)
 

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3. “And yet one arrives somehow,finds himself loosening the hooks of her dress in a strange bedroom —feels the autumn dropping its silk and linen leaves about her ankles.” 
(William Carlos Williams, “Arrival”)

 

4. “I was trembling, afraid to put him to flight. I did not know what to do, what he would like. I kissed his neck, the span of his chest, and tasted the salt. He seemed to swell beneath my touch, to ripen. He smelled like almonds and earth. He pressed against me, crushing my lips to wine.” 
(Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles)
 

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5. “Then my hands go to sink into your hair, to cherish slowly the depth of your hair while we kiss as if our mouths were filled with flowers or with fish, with lively moments and dark fragrance. And if we bite each other the pain is sweet, and if we smother each other in a brief and terrible sucking in together of our breaths, that momentary death is beautiful.” 
(Julio Cortázar, Hopscotch)

 

6. “When the apocalypse does come, I will rebuild our city with my tongue. I will suck this world’s ashes from your fingers. I will refuse to let the fires of this hell be the only thing that makes us sweat.
When the apocalypse comes, so will we.”
(Sierra DeMulder, “When The Apocalypse Comes”) 
 

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7. “I want to love you wildly. I don’t want words, but inarticulate cries, meaningless, from the bottom of my most primitive being, that flow from my belly like honey. A piercing joy that leaves me empty, conquered, silenced.”
(Anaïs Nin)
 
8. “And then he was suddenly overwhelmed. It was as if a thousand bolts of lightning had converged to lift him. All he could see was blue, electric blue, wet shining warm blue, blue to no end, everywhere, blue that glowed and made him cry out, blue, blue, her eyes were blue.”
(Mark Helprin, Winter’s Tale)
 

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9. “‘Let’s not be unfaithful right now then,’ he said, ‘I can’t wait,’ running his hands along her ribs, down the tight plane of her stomach. She always brought his hands to her thin, expressive breasts; she would not be touched below the waist by hands. They moved together, blue diamonds on a green field.”
(Gregory Maguire, Wicked)

 

10. “Their bodies had met in perfumes, in sweat, frantic to get under that thin film with a tongue or a tooth, as if they each could grip character there and during love pull it right off the body of the other.”
(Michael Ondaatje, The English Patient)

 

Did someone raise the heat or?

 

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