Bondage Quotes

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Joyce Meyer
“Our past may explain why we're suffering but we must not use it as an excuse to stay in bondage.”
Joyce Meyer, Battlefield of the Mind: Winning the Battle in Your Mind

L.M. Montgomery
“There is no such thing as freedom on earth," he said. "Only different kinds of bondages. And comparative bondages. YOU think you are free now because you've escaped from a peculiarly unbreakable kind of bondage. But are you? You love me - THAT'S a bondage.”
L.M. Montgomery, The Blue Castle

E.L. James
“He moves suddenly so that his hand is cupping my sex, and one of his fingers sinks slowly into me. His other arm holds me firmly in place around my waist.

“This is mine,” he whispers aggressively. “All mine. Do you understand?” He eases his finger in and out as he gazes down at me, gauging my reaction, his eyes burning.

“Yes, yours…”

Abruptly, he moves, doing several things at once: Withdrawing his fingers, leaving me wanting, unzipping his fly, and pushing me down onto the couch so he’s lying on top of me.

“Hands on your head,” he commands through gritted teeth as he kneels up, forcing my legs wider…

“We don’t have long. This will be quick, and it’s for me, not you. Do you understand?

Don’t come, or I will spank you,” he says through clenched teeth.”
E.L. James, Fifty Shades of Grey

Robert G. Ingersoll
“The glory of science is, that it is freeing the soul -- breaking the mental manacles -- getting the brain out of bondage -- giving courage to thought -- filling the world with mercy, justice, and joy.”
Robert G. Ingersoll, Humboldt From 'The Gods and Other Lectures'

“Above all, let us not ourselves be pinned down by ill-intentioned creatures with incongruent and disputable forethoughts, trying to submit us to devious manipulations and hinder us from breaking free from contrived mental bondage. ("Finally things had lost their weightiness")”
Erik Pevernagie

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
“Ah, Misha, he has a stormy spirit. His mind is in bondage. He is haunted by a great, unsolved doubt. He is one of those who don't want millions, but an answer to their questions.”
Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov: A Novel in Four Parts With Epilogue

Seanan McGuire
“Growing up in my family meant ambushes on your birthday, crossbows for Christmas, and games of dodge ball where the balls were occasionally rigged to explode. It also meant learning how to work your way out of a wide variety of death traps. Failure to get loose on your own could lead to missing dinner, or worse, being forced to admit that you missed dinner because your baby sister had tied you to the couch. Again.”
Seanan McGuire, Discount Armageddon

Satchidananda
“The cause of bandha and moksha (bondage and liberation) is our own minds. If we think we are bound, we are bound. If we think we are liberated, we are liberated. . . . It is only when we transcend the mind that we are free from all these troubles. (117)”
Sri S. Satchidananda, The Yoga Sutras

Jess C. Scott
“Adrian had always found it amusing that a guy could be drilling Stacia up her ass while she considered herself to be a virgin. Her intent had been to present herself as such when she found "Mr. Right.”
Jess C Scott, Master & Servant

Criss Jami
“Great artists are a little too gifted to be bound by boxes and labels, and in saying that, the label 'artist' is to be used lightly.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Ann Marie Aguilar
“How can you be free, If you don't even know you're trap or lock inside?”
Ann Marie Aguilar

“Freedom...is the act of releasing ourselves from the bondage of that which keeps us from living the life we were meant to live.”
Kelli Wilson, The Clutter Breakthrough: Your Five-Step Solution to Freedom from Clutter Forever

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Don't be a zombie for anyone, if your oppressor likes zombies, cinemas are not located in mars.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

Patricia A. Knight
“Dominance and submission is an intimate binding. Those who submit must trust that those who dominate will never take more than they can give.” A sardonic smile twisted Ram’s lips. “Those who dominate must give those who submit everything they need but never more than they can endure.”
“By your definition, the dominus has the harder role,” she whispered.
“Perhaps. What is more difficult? To trust another so completely? Or to honor the responsibility to never betray such a trust once given?”
“I guess that would depend on how much the dominus cared for his slaaf.”
Ram shrugged. “I suppose it would.” Steffania saw a bleak pain in his eyes quickly masked. “Enough talking,” he said gruffly.”
Patricia A. Knight, Hers to Cherish

M.C. Humphreys
“What’s the most difficult thing you can do? Live simply. ‘Cause in order to be self-sufficient, you got to get well near everybody else to work for you.”
M.C. Humphreys

Robinson Jeffers
“... He is strong and pain is worse to the strong, incapacity is worse.”
Robinson Jeffers, The Selected Poetry

Dean Koontz
“As we passed his table, I saw that the device that imprisoned the book was clever but wicked-looking, as though the critic were holding the work - and it's author - in bondage.”
Dean Koontz, Relentless

Henry Cloud
“Freedom comes from taking responsibility; bondage comes from giving it away.”
Henry Cloud, Changes That Heal: The Four Shifts That Make Everything Better…And That Anyone Can Do

W. Somerset Maugham
“I've been quite happy. Look, here are my proofs. Remember that I am indifferent to discomforts which would harass other folk. What do the circumstances of life matter if your dreams make you lord paramount of time and space?”
W. Somerset Maugham

“The one thing that's worse than being a slave is; being a slave that loves his chains.”
Constance Friday

“Illegitimate freedom is only a different shade of bondage”
Kingsley Opuwari Manuel

Michael Bassey Johnson
“It is wrong to think of marriage as a hyped bondage. You can marry and still be happy. Everything rests on who you are married to. Marriage is a beautiful thing.”
Michael Bassey Johnson, The Infinity Sign

Maisy Card
“I had thought the Christmas Rebellion an act of treason; now I saw that for those in bondage, violence was the only choice.”
Maisy Card, These Ghosts Are Family

“If there are gods to listen, they are monstrous gods who torment us for their sport. Who else would make a world like this, so full of bondage, blood, and pain? Who else would shape us as they have?”
George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons

Lailah Gifty Akita
“No baby is born in bondage.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Ambrose Bierce
“HABIT, n. A shackle for the free.”
Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary

C.S. Lewis
“But we don't want all those things," said an old bear. 'We want to be free. And we want to hear Aslan speak himself.'
'Now don't you start arguing,' said the ape, 'for it's a thing I won't stand. I'm a Man: you're only a fat, stupid old bear. What do you know about freedom? You think freedom means doing what you like. Well, you're wrong. That isn't true freedom. True freedom means doing what I tell you.”
C.S. Lewis, The Last Battle

Shunya
“To know if you are on the wrong path or right, find whether you are moving towards bondage or liberation.”
Shunya

“For some reason, I found the fact that our two men were naked, while Jester and I were, in a way, clothed, particularly exciting. Jester was adorned in paint, and I had my feathered pinioned wings and my owl mask. I was a totem, my man was transparent and naked; he was my servant and my slave, and he was that pure thing – a naked male animal, and, tonight, he was mine.
“To-wit, to-whoo,” I invited my servant with my owl call.
He kissed me; the kiss was fierce and unending, or so it seemed, an eternal kiss, a kiss that would carry us into infinity, his arms around me, grasping me, clasping me under my pinioned arms; his lips explored mine; our lips merged in one; my eyes were closed; it was pure sensation: the pouring rain, my dripping feathers, my pinioned arms pressed together, my shoulders pulled back tight, my breasts tensed and straining forward; his chest, hard and smooth and muscular against my breasts; his hands on me; his lips meeting my lips; his tongue mingling with my tongue. I breathed him in. Inwardly, I sighed, “Oh, Master!” But it came out as a quizzical “To-wit, to-whoo?” He whispered, “Oh, Goddess, oh, beautiful Owl.” He held me so tight it was as if he wanted to consume me, merge my body in his, to absorb me totally.
Finally, he stepped back, unhooked the owl mask-and-hood from the collar, and lifted it off, and placed it carefully on an iron bench, which was the only furniture in the gazebo. My face, now, was naked.
And then, standing in the rain, we made love, me with my arms still pinioned behind me, totally at his mercy, thrilling at my helplessness, and entrusting myself totally to his love ...”
Gwendoline Clermont, Gwendoline Goes To School

“She sighed and leaned down, kissed my thigh, and then looked up, and put her arm around my shoulder, moving close, so our thighs and arms were touching. She put her finger to my lips. “Well, Gwendoline, my dear vampire-pale mistress-confessor, who wishes to possess my soul, the first confession is this: I love playing like this. Being your prisoner is exciting. Her voice had gone throaty, dreamy, and her fingers were playing in my stubble, caressing it, stroking it, my recently shaved skull.
We slid to the floor and rolled over. I pinned her down. I bit her left nipple, just a delicate nip and twist, and lingering lick and kiss. Remember! Leave no marks!
“Oh, Gwendoline, the silliest things arouse me,” she whispered, her teeth tugging my earlobe.
“Like what?” I slid off her body, and lay beside her, both of us now on our sides, face to face, only a few inches apart. “Like what?” I repeated, kissing her, and running my hand over the curve of her hip, and cupping her backside.
She took a deep breath. “Certain gestures you make drive me crazy.”
“Me?”
“Yes, like when you reach up to put the curls at the nape of your neck back in place, or when you just touch the nape of your neck. Or when you tilt your head down and look up from under your eye¬brows that are coal-black like arched arrows in flight. Or like the way your English accent in French is sometimes just a bit awkward, and I want to touch your lips and correct you by kissing you. And then – and this is unbearably beautiful – there’s the self-conscious way you sometimes walk, looking down as if abashed at the cobble¬stones just in front of your toes, as if you were self-conscious of your sexual vulnerability, as if you were shy, and retiring, a vestal virgin, a timid, self-conscious child. And then there’s the way your shoes are always so neat and impeccable, even when it is raining, or muddy. I want to get down on my knees and worship! Everything about you is neat and self-contained, and as if it had been just polished.”
Gwendoline Clermont, Gwendoline Goes To School

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