The juxtaposition of Ellen's willowy beauty and high-spirited naivete and Kreton's clear desire for her illuminated perfectly the paphian difficulties that would confront a powerful telepath, were such persons to exist.
-- Gene Wolfe, The best of Gene Wolfe: a definitive retrospective of his finest short fiction
I think I walked through life at that time like a somnambulist; for I have since seen that I must have been piling mistake upon mistake until out of a chaos of meaningless words and smiles I had woven a paphian love temple.
-- George Bernard Shaw, The Irrational Knot
Paphian relates to the ancient Greek paphios, "of the Greek goddess Aphrodite."