One cannot evade knowing what shortly awaits one.
It's not the sex that's the corruption -it's the rest. Sex isn't just friction and shallow fun. Sex is also a revenge on death. Don't forget death. Don't ever forget it. Yes, sex too is limited in its power. I know very well how limited. But tell me, what power is greater?
Philip Roth, The Dying Animal, Random House, 2001.