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I never got to be that, dumb maybe, but never a kid. They called me “the little grown up” and I was so proud of that, of being good and following the rules. Anything to be the teacher’s pet, but then you grow up and there’s no teacher to please. Just some idea of what people expect from a pretty girl. You make a nice home and you raise well-behaved children. You don’t make waves, you don’t make trouble, you keep your voice down. And you go along like that and your wanting to be good makes you quiet, so quiet that you forget the sound of your own voice, people forget that you’re there, your husband forgets that you’re there. Maybe you aren’t and you meet someone who doesn’t like you very much, who doesn’t think that you’re kind of you’re good, who thinks that you’re ignorant or prejudice even, which maybe deep down you are. And this thing that you have been afraid of forever, someone thinking ill of you, it is almost a relief because at least someone is seeing you and you are not invisible.


Bill: We tell people we're married to the work...
Virginia: ...Just not each other.

She owes calls to nearly everyone. Best chance of gettin' through is saying you can orgasm listening to the traffic control on the radio. Never stops working that one; round the clock.

Betty [about Virginia]

Oh we're wearing the same color you and I. Do you think it'll look like a uniform? Like what all of Bill Masters' women wear?

Libby [to Virginia]

I'm sure they'll just want you to tell them I don't touch myself at the dinner table or wire you up to the machines when we make love.

Bill [to Libby]

For a guy who dips his wick as much as you, you don't really get women at all.


Don't get your knickers in a knot. They're way more interested in nookie than in a bookie.


Some things no doctor can cure no matter how good he is, right? He can't operate on a soul, only God can do that.


I'm broken and you're the one, you're the only one who can fix me.

Bill [to Virginia]

I'm not interested in the explanation, I'm interested in the cure.


Either it's tenants who aren't so fancy schmancy but pay the rent of you're gonna be doing pelvic exams with a miner's lamp.


Babies are my stock and trade so let's focus on that, shall we?

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Masters of Sex Quotes

Bill: Make sure he knows this evening's area of focus please. We'll be looking at men with enlarged prostates, primarily elderly men. Engaged in auto-manipulation.
Barbara: Auto, I'm sorry?
Bill: Old men masturbating!

The study of sex is the beginning of all life. Yet we sit like prudish cavemen in the dark riddled with shame and guilt.