Lifelong Virgins

The Futility Closet notes,

Lifelong virgins:

  • Hans Christian Andersen, author
  • J.M. Barrie, creator of Peter Pan
  • Lewis Carroll, author and logician
  • Emily Dickinson, poet
  • Immanuel Kant
  • Søren Kierkegaard
  • Nikola Tesla, inventor
  • Ed Gein, serial killer

Mark Twain kept his virginity until age 34; Goethe until 39.

Voltaire wrote, “It is one of the superstitions of the human mind to have imagined that virginity could be a virtue.”

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