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Quotations about Flirtation

If you're a gifted flirt, talking about the price of eggs will do as well as any other subject.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1963

Coquetry, with all its pranks and teasings, makes the spice to your dinner — the mulled wine to your supper. ~Ik Marvel

Girls, like flowers, are unconscious flirts. ~Herbert Dickinson Ward, Lauriel: The Love Letters of an American Girl, 1901

Women flirt to keep their stock high, men to get somewhere.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1963

As for the lady, her eyes sparkled, and her tongue talked such sweet nothings... ~"A Bachelor," letter to editor of The Lady's Monthly Museum, 1811

As low he bends o'er her he loves so dear
To whisper some sweet nothing in her ear—
Some dainty compliment that wakes, perchance,
The merry answering laugh, the blushing glance...
~Edwin Coller, "Black Sir Ralph: An Essex Legend," c.1874

The greatest miracle of love is the cure of coquetry. ~François VI, duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613–1680)

A born coquette, she was alluring from the top of her curly head to the tip of her slippers. The sight of her never failed to unlock Rex's heart... Midway, in her birdlike flight upstairs, Angela turned to dart him a look of pretty surprise. ~Marion Hill, The Pettison Twins, 1906

Beauty is power: a smile is its sword. ~Charles Reade

Women know not the whole of their coquetry. ~François VI, duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613–1680)

The coquets of both sexes are self-lovers, and that is a love no other whatever can dispossess. ~John Gay

Coquetry is the essential characteristic, and the prevalent humor of women; but they do not all practice it, because the coquetry of some is restrained by fear or by reason. ~François VI, duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613–1680)

Coquetry whets the appetite; flirtation depraves it. Coquetry is the thorn that guards the rose — easily trimmed off when once plucked. Flirtation is like the slime on water-plants, making them hard to handle, and when caught, only to be cherished in slimy waters. ~Ik Marvel

Perfection is the greatest flirt of them all. ~Henry Stanley Haskins, "Marginalia," Meditations in Wall Street, 1940

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