10 Quotes From Anaïs Nin’s Delta of Venus

We’ve got a steamy one for you today folks. I hope you’re ready for this. I do have to admit that a lot of the quotes from Anaïs Nin’s  Delta of Venus  make me giggle. Call me prude; Call me a child; I am just drawn to those passages that describe people in animal terms and speak of fleshy parts.

To the sexy quotes we go!


“He was now in that state of fire that she loved. She wanted to be burnt.”

― Anaïs Nin, Delta of Venus


“Even when they did not look at each other or speak to each other, he could feel a powerful current between them.”

― Anaïs Nin, Delta of Venus


“And in his eyes he had the look of the cat who inspires a desire to caress but loves no one, who never feels he must respond to the impulses he arouses.”

― Anaïs Nin, Delta of Venus


“Her elongated eyes did not close as other women’s eyes did, but like the eyes of tigers, pumas and leopards, the two lids meeting lazily and slowly . . .”

― Anaïs Nin, Delta of Venus


“When she closed her eyes she felt he had many hands, which touched her everywhere, and many mouths, which passed so swiftly over her, and with a wolflike sharpness, his teeth sank into her fleshiest parts.”

― Anaïs Nin, Delta of Venus


“I want to fall in love in such a way that the mere sight of a man, even a block away from me, will shake and pierce me, will weaken me, and make me tremble and soften and melt.”

― Anaïs Nin, Delta of Venus


“I was sure the old man knew nothing about the beatitudes, ecstasies, dazzling reverberations of sexual encounters. Cut out the poetry was his message. Clinical sex, deprived of all the warmth of love—the orchestration of all the senses, touch, hearing, sight, palate; all the euphoric accompaniments, back-ground music, moods, atmosphere, variations—forced him to resort to literary aphrodisiacs.”

― Anaïs Nin, Delta of Venus


“He never treated her as a wife. He wooed her over and over again, with presents, flowers, new pleasures.”

― Anaïs Nin, Delta of Venus


“She abandoned herself to his whim, thinking it was to be an orgy of eyes and hands only.”

― Anaïs Nin, Delta of Venus


“Only the united beat of sex and heart together can create ecstasy.”

― Anaïs Nin, Delta of Venus

These are some of the more “family friendly” quotes (if there is such a thing with this book) that I found from Delta of Venus. Feel free to drop some of your NSFW favorites in the comments.