The sensual weaknesses to which writers like D.H. Lawrence devoted so much of their literary talent, instead of being regarded as morally undesirable, came to be regarded as praiseworthy virtues! It was forgotten that the prudent man will contain his desires within reasonable limits, if ideals and not caprices are to rule his life. It is true that Lawrence possessed ideals, even mystical ones, but lacked prudence. In short, he was unbalanced.
-- Notebooks Category 14: The Arts in Culture > Chapter 4: Reflections On Specific Arts > # 67