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  • ... the only door into her bedroom led through the church.

  • Virginity is a state of mind, when all's said and done.

  • The beautiful, the beloved Miss Milner — she is no longer beautiful — no longer beloved — no longer — tremble while you read it! — no longer — virtuous.

  • [Grandmother Lillian Walters] proclaimed herself a virgin, to which Shirley naturally responded, 'How could you be, Grandma? You have seven children.' But my grandmother had the last word. 'I know,' she said. 'But I never participated.'

  • I said ten years ago that in ten years time it would be smart to be a virgin. Now everyone is back to virgins again.

  • The great majority of people in England and America are modest, decent and pure-minded and the amount of virgins in the world today is stupendous.

  • I'll wager you that in ten years it will be fashionable again to be a virgin.

  • My heroines are always virgins. They never go to bed without a ring on their fingers; not until page 118 at least.

  • I always thought of losing my virginity as a career move.

    • Madonna,
    • in Christopher Andersen, Madonna Unauthorized ()
  • ... she knew that in Georgia no lady was supposed to know she was a virgin until she had ceased to be one ...

  • In those days, young stars, male and female, were all virgins until married, and if divorced, they returned magically to that condition.

  • [Virginity is] a cultural ideology that conflates passivity — the act of not having sex — with superior morality.

  • When I was a little girl I was like, 'I'm gonna wait until I go to college to lose my virginity.' I had all these big dreams, and then the third grade just ended up being such a nutty year.

  • Virginity is almost always code for moral superiority.

    • Christine Seifert,
    • in Christine Seifert and Yvonne Clark, "Paranormal Boyfriends, Purity Myths, and Practical Virgins," in Bitch ()