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What a strange thing is the propagation of life! A bubble of seed which may be spilt in a whore's lap, or in the orgasm of a voluptuous dream, might (for aught we know) have formed a Caesar or a Bonaparte -- there is nothing remarkable recorded of their sires, that I know of.

Lord Byron (1788-1824) British poet.

Sperm is a bandit in its pure state.

Emil Cioran (1911-1995) Romanian philosopher and essayist.

It would be one of the greatest triumphs of humanity, one of the most tangible liberations from the constraints of nature to which mankind is subject, if we could succeed in raising the responsible act of procreating children to the level of a deliberate and intentional activity and in freeing it from its entanglement with the necessary satisfaction of a natural need.

Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) Austrian fhysician. Founder of Psychoanalysis.

He plough'd her, and she cropp'd.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) British poet and playwright.

It is so characteristic, that just when the mechanics of reproduction are so vastly improved, there are fewer and fewer people who know how the music should be played.

Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951) Austrian-British philosopher.

Living substance conquers the frenzy of destruction only in the ecstasy of procreation.

Walter Benjamin (1892-1940) German philosopher.

I could be content that we might procreate like trees, without conjunction, or that there were any way to perpetuate the world without this trivial and vulgar way of coition.

Sir Thomas Browne (1605-1682) English author.