Quote by J. August Strindberg
A man with a so-called character is often a simple piece of mechanism; he has often only one point of view for the extremely complicated relationships of life.
This quote suggests that individuals who are considered to have a strong character are often limited in their perspective and understanding of the complexities of life. They tend to possess a rigid mindset or a narrow point of view, failing to fully grasp the intricacies and interconnections within different aspects of existence. In other words, their simplicity and singular way of thinking prevent them from comprehending the multifaceted nature of human relationships and experiences.
What pornographic literature does is precisely to drive a wedge between one's existence as a full human being and one's existence as a sexual being -- while in ordinary life a healthy person is one who prevents such a gap from opening up. Normally we don't experience, at least don't want to experience, our sexual fulfillment as distinct from or opposed to our personal fulfillment. But perhaps in part they are distinct, whether we like it or not.