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Allende On Aphrodisiacs

In her delightfully idiosyncratic “Aphrodite” Isabel Allende promises this dish will move lovers quickly “from gluttony to lust” because, she claims, it’s saturated with aphrodisiacs. Ergo, a thoroughly satisfying night of passion is sure to follow. Try it on Old Mr. Right.

On Female Perfection

“I hope you have lost your good looks, for while they last any fool can adore you, and the adoration of fools is bad for the soul. No, give me a ruined complexion and a lost figure and sixteen chins on a farmyard of crow’s feet. Then you shall see me coming out strong.” — George Bernard Shaw to Stella Campbell.