Quotation by D.H. Lawrence

That is the real pivot of all bourgeois consciousness in all countries: fear and hate of the instinctive, intuitional, procreative body in man or woman. But of course this fear and hate had to take on a righteous appearance, so it became moral, said that the instincts, intuitions and all the activities of the procreative body were evil, and promised a reward for their suppression. That is the great clue to bourgeois psychology: the reward business.
D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885–1930), British author. "Introduction to These Paintings," Phoenix: The Posthumous Papers of D. H. Lawrence, p. 559, Viking Press (1936).
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