Tuesday, 15 February 2005

The truth about cats and dogs

"Marriage is the price men are prepared to pay for sexual intercourse; sexual intercourse is the price women are prepared to pay for marriage."

(Christopher Ricks quoted this in his Oliver Smithies lecture on Henry James, which he gave in Oxford today. I think the quotation is from a woman called Brophy, whom Ricks read when he was about 20.)

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