Babitz: For great sex, get a vibrator

There’s one thing about being in a bad relationship for longer than you should just for sex: when you get out, all you can think about is sex, and my advice to you is—for great sex, get a vibrator (or do it yourself), and remember how fabulous it was; don’t go trying to get the person back, or you’ll wind up a skull in the desert outside the Bagdad Cafe.

Eve Babitz, Black Swans.

Tango was my game

Looking at myself  in the mirror, wearing this incredible black skirt with a slit up the side so tango-y it made my legs actually look long, with high heels, black stockings, my latest incredible black top, which had baroque lace in the front where you could see through to my cleavage, of which there was a lot, what with these new bras they have now that undo in front, my white-blond hair tousled around my face, tons of eye makeup on my dark eyes, and this matte ruby lipstick that practically glowed in the dark and made me look too tragique for words—I had to admit, I looked like tango was my game.

Eve Babitz, Black Swans.