Quotation Explorer - 'Masturbation'

I think that at a certain age, say fifteen or sixteen, poetry is like masturbation. But later in life good poets burn their early poetry, and bad poets publish it. Thankfully I gave up rather quickly. - Umberto Eco
I prize my downtime, count on it as a writer, a parent, a person. Sometimes I think of Woody Allen's remark about masturbation, that it is sex with someone he loves. I feel as though being alone is hanging out with someone I like. - Anna Quindlen
Don't knock masturbation -- it's sex with someone I love. - Woody Allen
Physics is to math what sex is to masturbation. - Richard Feynman
Writing is like a mental masturbation to me. - Lina K. Lapina
Masturbation = Imagination + Activity. Worry = Imagination + Negativity. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Writing is a lonely pursuit. The only thing working is imagination and hands.The only difference between writing and masturbation is one is presumably intended for a mass audience. - Mark Bell
We have reason to believe that man first walked upright to free his hands for masturbation. - Lily Tomlin
Philosophy is to the real world as masturbation is to sex. - Karl Marx
Not everyone who condemns masturbation can masturbate. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Pure sex is masturbation with a real partner who functions as a prop for our indulging in fantasies, while it is only through love that we can reach the Other. - ZIZEK
Click any word or name in a quote to explore, or search for more. [JSON] [SOURCE]