Eroticism ... is assenting to life up to the point of death  

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"Eroticism ... is assenting to life up to the point of death." [...] --Eroticism, Georges Bataille

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"De l’érotisme, il est possible de dire qu’il est l’approbation de la vie jusque dans la mort" ("Eroticism, it may be said, is assenting to life up to the point of death.") is a famous dictum by Georges Bataille from his book Eroticism. It is the incipit of the introduction.

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English

It is most frequently translated into English as "Eroticism, it may be said, is assenting to life up to the point of death."

Dutch

"Men kan van de erotiek zeggen, dat zij de bevestiging is van het leven tot in de dood."

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