Quotation by Francine Du Plessix Gray

Friendship is by its very nature freer of deceit than any other relationship we can know because it is the bond least affected by striving for power, physical pleasure, or material profit, most liberated from any oath of duty or of constancy. With Eros the body stands naked, in friendship our spirit is denuded.
Francine Du Plessix Gray, Polish-born U.S. author. "On Friendship," Adam & Eve and the City, Simon & Schuster (1987).
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