Quotation by Alfred Döblin

A human being is a human being, a skirt is, too, otherwise he might just as well buy a whore for three marks, who is perfectly happy if she can trot off the moment it's over. But to begin by coddling a girl with love and a lot of soft stuff, and then push her off like that, and one girl after another, no sirree.
Alfred Döblin (1878–1957), German-Jewish novelist, physician. Trans. by Eugene Jolas. Alexanderplatz, Berlin, bk. 5 (1929).
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