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“Either kill me or take me as I am, because I'll be damned if I ever change.”
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“Conversation, like certain portions of the anatomy, always runs more smoothly when lubricated.”
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“My manner of thinking, so you say, cannot be approved. Do you suppose I care? A poor fool indeed is he who adopts a manner of thinking for others! ”
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“When she's abandoned her moral center and teachings...when she's cast aside her facade of propriety and lady-like demeanor...when I have so corrupted this fragile thing and brought out a writhing, mewling, bucking, wanton whore for my enjoyment and pleasure.....enticing from within this feral lioness...growling and scratching and biting...taking everything I dish out to her.....at that moment she is never more beautiful to me. ”
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“It is only by way of pain one arrives at pleasure”
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“In order to know virtue, we must first acquaint ourselves with vice.”
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“Fuck! Is one expected to be a gentleman when one is stiff?”
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“We are no guiltier in following the primative impulses that govern us than is the Nile for her floods or the sea for her waves.”
Marquis de Sade, Aline et Valcour
tags: sex
“Sexual pleasure is, I agree, a passion to which all others are subordinate but in which they all unite.”
Marquis de Sade, The 120 Days of Sodom and Other Writings
tags: sex
“What does one want when one is engaged in the sexual act? That everything around you give you its utter attention, think only of you, care only for you...every man wants to be a tyrant when he fornicates.”
Marquis de Sade, Philosophy in the Boudoir
tags: sex
“To judge from the notions expounded by theologians, one must conclude that God created most men simply with a view to crowding hell.”
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“Certain souls may seem harsh to others, but it is just a way, beknownst only to them, of caring and feeling more deeply.”
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“Lust is to the other passions what the nervous fluid is to life; it supports them all, lends strength to them all ambition, cruelty, avarice, revenge, are all founded on lust.”
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“If it is the dirty element that gives pleasure to the act of lust, then the dirtier it is, the more pleasurable it is bound to be.”
Marquis de Sade, The 120 Days of Sodom
“There is no God, Nature sufficeth unto herself; in no wise hath she need of an author.”
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“How delightful are the pleasures of the imagination! In those delectable moments, the whole world is ours; not a single creature resists us, we devastate the world, we repopulate it with new objects which, in turn, we immolate. The means to every crime is ours, and we employ them all, we multiply the horror a hundredfold.”
Marquis de Sade, Les Prosperites du Vice
“Beauty belongs to the sphere of the simple, the ordinary, whilst ugliness is something extraordinary, and there is no question but that every ardent imagination prefers in lubricity, the extraordinary to the commonplace”
Marquis de Sade, The 120 Days of Sodom and Other Writings
“All universal moral principles are idle fancies.”
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“Sex without pain is like food without taste”
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“Your body is the church where Nature asks to be reverenced.”
Marquis de Sade
tags: life
“Social order at the expense of liberty is hardly a bargain”
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“You say that my way of thinking cannot be tolerated? What of it? The man who alters his way of thinking to suit othere is a fool. My way of thinking is the result of my reflections. It is part of my inner being,the way I am made. I do not contradict them, and would not even if I wished to. For my system, which you disapprove of is also my greatest comfort in life, the source of all my happiness -it means more to me than my life itself.”
Marquis de Sade
“The man who alters his way of thinking to suit others is a fool.”
Marquis de Sade, Justine, Philosophy in the Bedroom, and Other Writings
“Sex'' is as important as eating or drinking and we ought to allow the one appetite to be satisfied with as little restraint or false modesty as the other”
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“I want to be the victim of his errors.”
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“The only way to a woman's heart is along the path of torment.”
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“What we are doing here is only the image of what we would like to do.”
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“It is not my mode of thought that has caused my misfortunes, but the mode of thought of others.”
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“I don't know what the heart is, not I: I only use the word to denote the mind's frailties.”
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“It is only by enlarging the scope of one’s tastes and one’s fantasies, by sacrificing everything to pleasure, that the unfortunate individual called Man, thrown despite himself into this sad world, can succeed in gathering a few roses among life’s thorns”
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