Quotation by D.H. Lawrence

You don't want to be an animal, you want to observe your own animal functions, so as to get a mental thrill out of them. It is all purely secondary—and more decadent than the most hide-bound intellectualism.
D.H. (David Herbert) Lawrence (1885–1930), British author. Originally published by M. Secker (1921). Women in Love, ch. 3, Penguin Books (1987).

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