Quotes from a book that I just finished reading...
"Love that lived beyond passion was ephemeral...It existed outside of time, on a continuum that couldn't be seen or described.."
"Never to give up the primacy of sex was to die alone, in a kind of poverty. It was never to know the comfort of sex without need."
"...marriage brought a kind of simple pleasure, a pleasure in the continued company of another human being, the act of caring, of carrying with you the thought of someone else."
"The Reliable Wife"