Quotation by Alexander Theroux

Adultery is the vice of equivocation.
It is not marriage but a mockery of it, a merging that mixes love and dread together like jackstraws. There is no understanding of contentment in adultery.... You belong to each other in what together you've made of a third identity that almost immediately cancels your own. There is a law in art that proves it. Two colors are proven complimentary only when forming that most desolate of all colors—neutral gray.
Alexander Theroux (b. 1940), U.S. novelist, poet, essayist. An Adultery, pt. 2, ch. 11, New York, Simon & Schuster (1987).
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