Thought Catalog

george carlin

1. I don’t know the question, but sex is definitely the answer. —Woody Allen 2. Everything in the world is about sex except sex. Sex is about power. —Oscar Wilde 3. During sex I fantasize that I’m someone else.

In 1972 comedian George Carlin famously delineated the “Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television.” All seven words dealt with bodily parts or functions at a time when such things were simply not mentioned in polite company.