Your retort, LR, reminds me
with pleasure of William Faulkner's famous comeback:
"Do you feel that Luke ( a Faulkner character) is redeemed or made more respectable through love?"
"What's love got to do with respectability?"
or Yeats' :
"For Love has pitched his palace in
The place of excrement . . ."
( interesting comments on Yeats' lines by John Fraser can be found here: