Life without sex might be safer but it would be unbearably dull. It is the sex instinct which makes women seem beautiful, which they are once in a blue moon, and men seem wise and brave, which they never are at all. Throttle it, denaturalize it, take it away, and human existence would be reduced to the prosaic, laborious, boresome, imbecile level of life in an anthill.
-Henry Louis Mencken
Although I disagree with this statement (especially about women rarely being beautiful), it drew me in with the wording and its sensibility. And I love quotes.