“What is it about women that makes you want them? And please, no biology lesson.”

“Well, I think it’s all most frightfully obscure really.” […] He was no better than the next man at remembering, or at knowing, why he did things. He had lied to Helene. Whether or not his motives about women were obscure he did not think they were. A man’s sexual aim, he had often said to himself, is to convert a creature who is cool, dry, calm, articulate, independent, purposeful into a creature that is the opposite of these; to demonstrate to an animal which is pretending not to be an animal that it is an animal.

– Kingsley Amis, One Fat Englishman (1963)


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