Top 125 Sexuality Quotes of 2020

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“I know that part of the reason I read Tolkien when I’m ill is that there is an almost total absence of sexuality in his world, which is restful.”

― A. S. Byatt

“I’m proud of my sexuality. I embrace it. It’s just another part of me.”

― Adam Lambert

“I’m proud of my sexuality.”

― Adam Lambert

“Female performers have been doing this for years – pushing the envelope about sexuality – and the minute a man does it, everybody freaks out.”

― Adam Lambert

“Sexuality is very fluid, but I never chose to be gay.”

― Adam Silvera

“I am not a prisoner of my sexuality like men younger than myself although I write about being a prisoner.”

― Al Goldstein

“Sexuality is one of the ways that we become enlightened, actually, because it leads us to self-knowledge.”

― Alice Walker

“Personally, I would never use sexuality or looks as a selling point.”

― Alissa White-Gluz

“A good way to vilify women is by attacking their sexuality.”

― Amanda Knox

“My sexuality’s very fluid, and my gender is very fluid.”

― Amandla Stenberg

“Human sexuality has been regulated and shaped by men to serve men’s needs.”

― Ana Castillo

“When I completely submerge my sensuality or my sexuality, I’m not very interesting.”

― Angie Dickinson

“I’m not a very good lover. I’m so nervous about my sexuality.”

― Anna Faris

“Frankly, no one had ever asked me before. My sexuality is something I’m completely comfortable with and open about.”

― Anna Paquin

“I put myself on the line with my truth and my sexuality. That is my choice. My choice.”

― Anne Heche

“Judges can bring their own biases about sexuality in the courtroom, causing victims untold pain in the telling and retailing of their stories.”

― Anthea Butler

“My sexuality’s something that’s intimate. It’s not anything that I’m ashamed of.”

― Antoni Porowski

“Some people have their sexuality really at the forefront of who they are, and I applaud those people.”

― Antoni Porowski

“I can’t really define it in sexual terms alone although our sexuality is so energizing why not enjoy it too?”

― Audre Lorde

“I chose to treat the homosexuality like I would treat any other form of sexuality.”

― Barbet Schroeder

“Because his basic idea that he got from the study of gall wasps is that everyone’s sexuality is unique.”

― Bill Condon

“I used to be told if I talked about my sexuality in any way that we wouldn’t have a tennis tour.”

― Billie Jean King

“A lot of what I’ve been learning in the last two years is due to therapy – about my sexuality, why things go wrong, why relationships haven’t worked. It isn’t anything to do with anybody else; it’s to do with me.”

― Boy George

“Pursuit and seduction are the essence of sexuality. It’s part of the sizzle.”

― Camille Paglia

“My sexuality is not a phase. I am who I am.”

― Cara Delevingne

“Sexuality is one of the biggest parts of who we are.”

― Carla Gugino

“Anorexia is a response to cultural images of the female body – waiflike, angular – that both capitulates to the ideal and also mocks it, strips away all the ancillary signs of sexuality, strips away breasts and hips and butt and leaves in their place a garish caricature, a cruel cartoon of flesh and bone.”

― Caroline Knapp

“I think anything that has to do with sexuality makes people very interested.”

― Catherine Deneuve

“Sexuality is the lyricism of the masses.”

― Charles Baudelaire

“Human sexuality is not always about being labeled. It’s about having a human moment, an emotion.”

― Cheo Hodari Coker

“Well, I grew up around the magazine and was part of a generation that was embracing our sexuality.”

― Christie Hefner

“I think sexuality, especially, is one of those fluid things where oftentimes we find who we are through certain things that happen in our lives.”

― Cole Sprouse

“All men are homosexual, some turn straight. It must be very odd to be a straight man because your sexuality is hopelessly defensive. It’s like an ideal of racial purity.”

― Derek Jarman

“A lot of directors idealize their leading ladies or turn them into these objects of sexuality and beauty.”

― Diane Kruger

“Through her paintings, she breaks all the taboos of the woman’s body and of female sexuality.”

― Diego Rivera

“I’ve used my femininity and my sexuality as a weapon and a tool… but that’s just natural.”

― Dolly Parton

“I am sensual and very physical. I’m very erotic. But my sexuality exists on a sort of a fantasy level.”

― Donna Summer

“Class, race, sexuality, gender and all other categories by which we categorize and dismiss each other need to be excavated from the inside.”

― Dorothy Allison

“Sexuality is such a small part of the make-up of someone; it’s not who they are.”

― Douglas Booth

“I’m very comfortable with myself and my sexuality, but it doesn’t define me. I also read books believe it or not.”

― Eva Mendes

“I just want to be known for things other than my sexuality.”

― Eva Mendes

“I don’t need my sexuality celebrated, and I certainly don’t need it to be criticized. I didn’t necessarily want it to be observed, but here we are.”

― Ezra Miller

“I’m attracted to male gestures and sexuality.”

― Frances McDormand

“There is not enough celebration of companionship. Relationships aren’t just about eroticism and sexuality.”

― Francesca Annis

“Any time you bring sexuality into the comics pages, you have to brace for pushback.”

― Garry Trudeau

“I spent years growing up being told what my sexuality was.”

― George Michael

“I define my sexuality in terms of the people that I love.”

― George Michael

“Our movement is evolving. The movement to liberate our sexuality as a human right, that’s an ongoing struggle.”

― Gilbert Baker

“I’m not afraid of my femininity and I’m not afraid of my sexuality.”

― Goldie Hawn

“I just did not discuss my personal life, my sexuality with the media. That was my policy.”

― Greg Louganis

“I don’t think there’s a direct correlation between my sexuality and my skiing ability. But I think because I was so concerned about it being found out, it was a distraction.”

― Gus Kenworthy

“When I went to lobby Nelson Mandela while the post-apartheid constitution was being drafted, I asked him to endorse making it illegal to discriminate on grounds of sexuality. I’d been warned that he might giggle if I mentioned homosexuality.”

― Ian Mckellen

“I think there is much more queer visibility than there was when I was a kid. There is marriage, more trans visibility, and many more celebrities who are open about the sexuality. This was so not the case when I was a kid.”

― Jacqueline Woodson

“There is no sexuality that is greater or lesser than another.”

― Jasmine Guy

“Sexuality has become much more fluid, and you no longer have to be locked up into a convenient compartment.”

― Jen Sincero

“I am inspired by human sexuality. The act itself is mechanical and holds little interest to me.”

― Jerzy Kosinski

“There are all kinds of sexualities. There are all kinds of ways that people express their sexuality.”

― Jessica Capshaw

“Sexuality shouldn’t define anyone. It doesn’t define me. Love should be at the core of what you do.”

― Jessie J

“I’ve noticed that women are always punished for their sexuality in popular culture.”

― Jill Soloway

“I was never in the closet as an actor. It never occurred to me that my sexuality was something to be ashamed of.”

― Joe Mantello

“I think it’s a little bit taboo to have a coming-of-age story where a girl explores her sexuality. That just doesn’t happen a lot.”

― Josephine Langford

“It’s my experience that the fluidity of sexuality with younger people is more accepted.”

― Josh Schwartz

“A man who reads effeminate may well be consistently heterosexual, and another one might be gay. We can’t read sexuality off of gender.”

― Judith Butler

“For whatever reason, gay characters, or characters that deal with sexuality issues, who are black, in ‘black films’… are typically not dealt with with any sort of complexity. They’re exoticized: their being gay is sort of the point.”

― Justin Simien

“The marginalization of African-Americans within their own community based on sexuality is a construct that is more complex than the idea that ‘blacks just hate gays.’”

― Karamo Brown

“Sexuality poorly repressed unsettles some families; well repressed, it unsettles the whole world.”

― Karl Kraus

“I’m pretty firm in my sexuality and my love for women.”

― Kenny Chesney

“It’s obviously presumptuous in some ways to talk about somebody’s sexuality who’s not here to describe themselves.”

― Kevin Macdonald

“You either believe marriage and human sexuality are sacred, or you do not.”

― Kirk Cameron

“I’ve stopped blaming myself for being a woman. I’ve stopped being apologetic about my sexuality and become comfortable with myself.”

― Kirti Kulhari

“I probably talked to my mom about my sexuality first before anyone.”

― Kodie Shane

“Sexuality is a private matter; some believe that broadcasting it destroys the very things that make it sacred.”

― Lance Loud

“There’s straight people, and there’s super gay people, and then there’s everybody in between, and everybody is a little bit of something because sexuality is fluid.”

― Lauren Jauregui

“My theory is the spectrum: there’s a spectrum of sexuality.”

― Lauren Jauregui

“Sexuality doesn’t need to be defended or justified.”

― Lee Ryan

“Sexuality itself means mortality – equally for both man and woman.”

― Leon Kass

“David Bowie is my biggest inspiration. Pretty much the only thing that stayed the same with Bowie was his eyes. Everything else constantly changed, from his sexuality to his songs.”

― Lil Peep

“I was certainly open for something being on the edge of a nervous breakdown, perplexed by my own sexuality. I was gay.”

― Lionel Blue

“Although the detail of our sexual energies and their objects and objectives vastly vary, the existence of our sexuality itself is an undeniable truth.”

― Lynn Margulis

“All of us from fertile egg to embryo to corpse, are exactly that: warm, wet, furry animals compelled by the sexuality of our forefathers and foremothers to be, either directly or indirectly, our own exciting and excitable, provocative and provocable selves.”

― Lynn Margulis

“I don’t encourage people to choose any sort of sexuality.”

― Marilyn Manson

“I think that sexuality is only attractive when it’s natural and spontaneous.”

― Marilyn Monroe

“Blonde symbolises sexuality and power – it holds very different connotations. The archetypal star has always been blonde.”

― Marina and the Diamonds

“The sexual deviance – I’d be lying if I said I didn’t miss that; but we do have hints of it but in a more psychological way and therefore more human way, arguably. Or certainly to the extent that the animated series takes that sexuality.”

― Marton Csokas

“I had wanted to be a Calvin Klein model since I was 17. Marky Mark in his Calvin Kleins was the epitome of male sexuality. That was something I worked for.”

― Mehcad Brooks

“I never talk about anything to do with my sexuality.”

― Mika

“Some people make records that are defined by their sexuality, but mine really are not.”

― Mika

“Sex, sexual dynamics and how we define our sexuality, is one of the major deals in everyone’s life.”

― Molly Parker

“Across the globe, fundamentalists of all religions are on one side, and their attitudes towards women and towards female sexuality are almost identical.”

― Mona Eltahawy

“I’ve always exuded some connection to my sexuality even as a kid. So to me, being sexy means staying connected to that part of me.”

― Nadine Velazquez

“To ask women to become unnaturally thin is to ask them to relinquish their sexuality.”

― Naomi Wolf

“I own my sexuality, and I don’t try to hide it.”

― Natti Natasha

“I’m a big proponent of monogamous relationships regardless of sexuality, and I’m proud of how the nation is steering toward that.”

― Neil Patrick Harris

“To a certain extent, this tour is a celebration of individuality and that you can invent and reinvent yourself. You should have the power to be able to do that. Sexuality is a part of that. It should release you. It doesn’t have to be an issue. It shouldn’t box you in.”

― Neil Tennant

“I really want to see normalization of queer sexuality – as well as the lack of sexuality.”

― Noelle Stevenson

“You cannot separate sexuality from cheerleading. It is inherently what it is – growing up with the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders and all of that stuff.”

― Peyton Reed

“My sexuality is a part of me that I really like. But it’s not the totality of me.”

― Portia de Rossi

“I justified it in so many ways. I had a very, very long and difficult struggle with my sexuality.”

― Portia de Rossi

“I’ve always understood the two to be intertwined: sexuality and spirituality. That never changed.”

― Prince

“I know of my sex appeal. I know about sexuality, and I know how to use it – tastefully, of course.”

― Rachel Bilson

“We don’t really get to see gay characters who are completely open with their sexuality, but it doesn’t define who they are.”

― Richard Madden

“Now when you have administrators deciding what sexuality is, and what’s a taboo and what’s not in terms of content, you got guys, like, Trent Lott who equates homosexuality with a disease.”

― Richard Serra

“If I had spent a quarter of the time that I spent manipulating my sexuality in front of a piano instead, I would be the most gifted piano player of my lifetime.”

― Ricky Martin

“My sexuality, in terms of ‘Strictly’ or whatever else I do in my life, ought to be as irrelevant as the length of my big toe.”

― Robert Rinder

“It’s not fair the emphasis put on beauty, or on sexuality.”

― Rosanna Arquette

“If we misuse the gift of sexuality, we’re going to suffer the consequences, and I firmly believe we are suffering the consequences.”

― Salvatore J. Cordileone

“I’d like to think of myself as somebody who has a voice for liberating female sexuality.”

― Sasha Grey

“I have beauty, intelligence, individuality, sensuality and sexuality.”

― Shannon Tweed

“The focus should be on the music and not my sexuality.”

― Shawn Mendes

“Sexuality and gender don’t change anyone’s performance on the court.”

― Sheryl Swoopes

“I would say I’m pretty well at ease with my sexuality, but I’m an individual before I am a female.”

― Shirley Manson

“Latin women are very comfortable with their bodies and their sexuality. We aren’t afraid to show that off a little bit more.”

― Sofia Vergara

“Don’t be afraid. Don’t be ashamed. Don’t ever apologize for your sexuality. Just be you.”

― Sonya Deville

“I was afraid of Sonya being defined by her sexuality because that’s not fair to her. I don’t want Sonya to be defined by who she loves.”

― Sonya Deville

“It’s important to not have my sexuality define me.”

― Sonya Deville

“I have only really been able to ever intuit my sexuality through love.”

― Sue Perkins

“Without a doubt, my sexuality was something that I just never discussed, especially in the 1950s.”

― Tab Hunter

“I really didn’t talk about my sexuality until I wrote my autobiography.”

― Tab Hunter

“My sexuality is only a thread of the tapestry of my life.”

― Tab Hunter

“I’d thought sexuality was instinctive or natural, but it’s profoundly linked to inner security and cultural context.”

― Tahar Ben Jelloun

“Sexuality can be difficult to articulate, and we have to be patient and compassionate.”

― Tan France

“What I notice a lot about millennials is that they have agency over their sexuality.”

― Tanya Saracho

“Sexuality isn’t something you create. It is between people, and then it just happens.”

― Vicky Krieps

“You could make a case that women addicted men to their sexuality and then withdrew their sexuality until we provided them with a source of income.”

― Warren Farrell

“I was always comfortable with my sexuality.”

― Zelda Williams
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