Quotation by D.H. Lawrence

No man, said Birkin, cuts another man's throat unless he wants to cut it, and unless the other man wants it cutting. This is a complete truth. It takes two people to make a murder: a murderer and a murderee.... And a man who is murderable is a man who has in a profound if hidden lust desires to be murdered.
D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885–1930), British author. Originally published by M. Secker (1921). Women in Love, ch. 2, Penguin Books (1987).

Rupert Birkin is speaking to Gerald Crich.
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