Quotation by E.M. Cioran

Much more than our other needs and endeavors, it is sexuality that puts us on an even footing with our kind: the more we practice it, the more we become like everyone else: it is in the performance of a reputedly bestial function that we prove our status as citizens: nothing is more public than the sexual act.
E.M. Cioran (b. 1911), Rumanian–born French philosopher. "Rages and Resignations: Gogol," The Temptation to Exist (1956).
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