Perversion Quotes

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Aldous Huxley
“Chastity—the most unnatural of all the sexual perversions, he added parenthetically, out of Remy de Gourmont.”
Aldous Huxley, Eyeless in Gaza

Anaïs Nin
“The important task of literature is to free man, not to censor him, and that is why Puritanism was the most destructive and evil force which ever oppressed people and their literature: it created hypocrisy, perversion, fears, sterility.”
Anaïs Nin, The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Vol. 4: 1944-1947

Walter M. Miller Jr.
“To minimize suffering and to maximize security were natural and proper ends of society and Caesar. But then they became the only ends, somehow, and the only basis of law—a perversion. Inevitably, then, in seeking only them, we found only their opposites: maximum suffering and minimum security.”
Walter M. Miller Jr., A Canticle for Leibowitz

“You can't treat royalty like people with normal perverted desires.”
Tom Stoppard, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

J.G. Ballard
“Sex is now a conceptual act, it's probably only in terms of the perversions that we can make contact with each other at all.”
J.G. Ballard, The Atrocity Exhibition

J.G. Ballard
“Their violence (the jungle wars of the '70s), and all violence for that matter, reflects the neutral exploration of sensation that is taking place, within sex as elsewhere and the sense that the perversions are valuable precisely because they provide a readily accessible anthology of exploratory techniques.”
J.G. Ballard, The Atrocity Exhibition

Louise Bogan
“Come, drunks and drug-takers; come perverts unnerved!
Receive the laurel, given, though late, on merit; to whom
and wherever deserved.

Parochial punks, trimmers, nice people, joiners true-blue,
Get the hell out of the way of the laurel. It is deathless
And it isn't for you.”
Louise Bogan, The Blue Estuaries

Rémy de Gourmont
“Chastity is the most unnatural of the sexual perversions.”
Remy de Gourmont, Philosophic Nights in Paris,: Being Selections from Promenades Philosophiques

Benjamin R.  Smith
“Madness doesn’t get off wearing gloves. It needs to feel skin on skin, smell the blood and shit as it brings itself off.”
Benjamin R. Smith, Atlas

Richard Brinsley Sheridan
“Certainly nothing is unnatural that is not physically impossible.”
Richard Brinsley Sheridan, The Critic

Jamie Arpin-Ricci
“When you're accustomed to being considered 'normal', difference feels like a perversion.”
Jamie Arpin-Ricci

“A perversion must be baptized and patronized (the Marquis De Sade and Leopold Von Sacher-Masoch were on to something).”
Philippe Lejeune

Ada Palmer
“Celibacy is the most extreme of sexual perversions, after all.”
Ada Palmer, Too Like the Lightning

“Here, in Lorrain's poisoned little jewel of a tale (“The Man Who Made Wax Heads”) the consummate achievement of decadent art is caught in miniature. The genius of the artist entangles perpetrators and victims in a sticky web of perverse delights, in which exploitation becomes collusion, the ripples of guilt spread outward, and the real criminal slips away. In the end, responsibility is lodged firmly with the consumer, forced – he must confess – by his own perverse desires, to buy into the values of this particularly black market.”
Jennifer Birkett

Nelson Rodrigues
“Perverted is any ordinary person caught in the act.”
Nelson Rodrigues

Rajeev Singh
“How would it look in the newspaper - Lonely sex-crazed youngster pays a heavy price for touching himself too hard in Fanny Leone’s name. What would his body look like: sprawled over Fanny's nude picture, still clasping his organ as if it meant more to him than anything else in the world? How many people died with their pants down, their freakiness becoming the stuff of lewd gossip, the butt of every joke at every corner of the country? They died a thousand deaths all the way to hell and even afterwards and he didn't want to be one of them.”
Rajeev Singh, The Erotic Muse

“Of all the so-called sexual perversions, joyless sex is the most perverse.”
Marty Rubin

“What most people are scared of isn't really sensuality, but an energy it's been transformed into or labeled as, which is called perversion.”
Lebo Grand

Wilhelm Reich
“With the imposition of chastity, women become unchaste under the pressure of their sexual demands; the sexual brutality on the part of the male, and the corresponding conception on the part of the female that for her the sexual act is something disgraceful, takes the place of natural orgastic sensuousness. Extramarital sexual intercourse, to be sure, is not done away with anywhere. With the shifting of the valuation and the abolition of the institutions that previously protected and sanctioned it in a matriarchal society, it becomes involved in a conflict with official morality and is forced to lead a clandestine existence. The change in the social attitude toward sexual intercourse also effects a change in the inner experience of sexuality. The conflict that is now created between the natural and "sublime morality" disturbs the individual's ability to gratify his needs. The feeling of guilt now associated with sexuality cleaves the natural, orgastic course of sexual coalescence and produces a damming up of sexual energy, which later breaks out in various ways. Neuroses, sexual aberrations, and antisocial sexuality become permanent social phenomena. Childhood and adolescent sexuality, which were given a positive value in the original matriarchal work-democracy, fall prey to systematic suppression, which differs only in form. As time goes on, this sexuality, which is distorted, disturbed, brutalized, and prostituted, advocates the very ideology to which it owes its origin. Those who negate sexuality can now justifiably point to it as something brutal and dirty. That this dirty sexuality is not natural sexuality but merely patriarchal sexuality is simply overlooked. And the sexology of latter-day capitalistic patriarchy is no less affected by this evaluation than the vulgar views. This condemns it to complete sterility.”
Wilhelm Reich, The Mass Psychology of Fascism

“The world is mostly a dry place today because people have condemned sensuality for too long. Many of us have learned in a science class that energy cannot be created nor destroyed, but it can only be transformed from one form into another. So since sensuality could not be destroyed, because it is a form of energy, they tried to transform it into 'another form.' They gave it a new label called perversion.

However, my message to you today is very simple: my friend, fear not thine own sensuality; for it is thine power, rightfully given to you by Providence way before you made your grand entrance into this world. So own it, and start living your best life.”
Lebo Grand

Tim Kreider
“The truth is, people are ravenous for sex, sociopaths for love. I sometimes like to daydream that if we were all somehow simultaneously outed as lechers and perverts and sentimental slobs, it might be, after the initial shock of disillusionment, liberating. It might be a relief to quit maintaining this rigid pose of normalcy and own up to the outlaws and monsters we are.”
Tim Kreider, We Learn Nothing

Ludwig Feuerbach
“Religion … denies goodness as a quality of human nature; man is wicked, corrupt, incapable of good; … on the other hand, God is only good[.]”
Ludwig Feuerbach, The Essence of Christianity

Jaime Allison Parker
“He was about to cross a point of no return. The place separating him from the imaginary line in the sand. The one society demanded no one cross. He crossed the point on many occasions. This would be different. This could land him in prison or the electric chair. The prospect filled him with sexual energy he normally lacked”
Jaime Allison Parker, Justice of the Fox

Jaime Allison Parker
“The Farmer’s Almanac promised a cold winter. The coldest in decades. Andrew grinned, unaware of how hideously ugly it made him. Let the winter be record breaking. The year would be marked in infamy and not for the weather alone. He could imagine the headlines, mentioning it as the winter of death, as his spree was just beginning. It would put the town on the map.”
Jaime Allison Parker, Justice of the Fox

Rajeev Singh
“K began to fume with anger every time he had to repeat the bland routine of special offers and efficacies of products. The back-of-the-mind scenarios of applying napkins began to be replaced with violent sexual acts - sadomasochistic, brutal and twisted. Instead of being cosseted in a woman's hot embrace, he now imagined ripping her clothes off, biting at the very tits that he had once coveted until he drew blood, fisting their pussies wearing barbed gloves, kicking them in the teeth, watching the gore drip down their proud queenly chins and putting an end to their teasing, access-denying smiles. It fetched him more story-ideas but for how long? The anguish that burgeoned during the day could not be watered down by the porn videos he had committed to memory with repeated viewing; it couldn't be flushed out with the joy of literary creation that had, till now, been feeding equally upon his happiness, sadness and neutrality. The tipping point had arrived, the moment when the grimy tar of impatience would boil over, flooding everything - pen, paper, keypad, life itself.”
Rajeev Singh, The Erotic Muse

“Of all so-called sexual perversions, joyless sex is the worst.”
Marty Rubin

Jean Baudrillard
“All things considered, what we look for in other people is perhaps the same gentle deterritorialization we look for in travel. The temptation of exile in the desire of another and of journey across that desire come to be substituted for one's own desire and for discovery. Often looks and amorous gestures already have the distance of exile, language expatriates itself into words which are afraid to mean, the body is like a hologram, gentle on the eyes and soft to the touch, and can thus easily be striated in all directions by desire like an aerial space. We move circumspectly within our emotions, passing from one to another, on a mental planet made up of convolutions. And we bring back the same transparent memories from our excesses and passions as we do from our travels.

The more advanced life-simulation technology becomes, the more the question of the soul intervenes, perversely, as an accident. Everything becomes transformed into a pure, incessant production of accidents. From the moment we leave the world of substance and come to live in that of accident, perversion becomes normal and constitutive.”
Jean Baudrillard, Cool Memories

“Hysteria and sexual disturbances gave place to religious exaltation on the one hand, and to visions of Hell, Satan and myriads of demons on the other.”
Rollo Ahmed, The Black Art

“Many holy women meditated upon the crucified figure of Jesus with a love that was far more carnal than spiritual in its expression.”
Rollo Ahmed, The Black Art

“Tolerance does explain an escalating pattern of sexual addiction. Tolerance occurs in either fantasy or behavior. For example, an addict using benign fantasies to become sexually aroused may progress to needing sadomasochistic fantasies. Or the addict may switch from fantasies to behavior when the addict reaches a level of tolerance to fantasies alone.”
Kenneth M. Adams, Silently Seduced: When Parents Make Their Children Partners - Understanding Covert Incest

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