"Love is only a dirty trick played on us to achieve continuation of the species."

W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) English playwright, novelist and short story writer

trick (noun): a clever plan intended to deceive you
dirty trick (expression): a cheap trick; a nasty trick
achieve (verb): cause to happen; accomplish; ensure
continuation (noun): future existence
species (noun): scientific term for a particular group of living organisms; (in this case) human beings

Contributor: Josef Essberger