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Quotes / Unwanted Spouse

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"It's true that I go through life
dragging a sick woman—cold and sick—
blotched and middle-aged—and fanatic—
who can give neither pleasure nor a living son.
I have worked at that long enough, I think. I know
what can come from that bed.
There never was much need for the hair shirt
she wears next to her skin. And none now."

"Take my wife. Please."


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