"Beauty is so certainly sexual that the only undisputed works of art are those which show the human body in its nudity. By its perseverance in remaining purely sexual, Greek sculpture placed itself for all eternity above dispute. It is beautiful because it is a beautiful human body, like that with which every man or woman would wish to unite to perpetuate themselves according to their race."
"Beauty is now no more than a promise of pleasure; it is no more than the play of hands and lips, the immediate and banal joy of touch. Souls have become blind and there is no longer infinity in men's eyes or in women's breasts."