Marquis De Sade Quotes

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

Your body is the church where Nature asks to be reverenced.

Marquis de Sade

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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Destruction, hence, like creation, is one of Nature's mandates.

Marquis de Sade

Murder is a horror, but an often necessary horror, never criminal, which it is essential to tolerate in a republican State. Is it or is it not a crime? If it is not, why make laws for its punishment? And if it is, by what barbarous logic do you, to punish it, duplicate it by another crime?

Marquis De Sade

Certain souls seem hard because they are capable of strong feelings, and they sometimes go to rather extreme lengths; their apparent unconcern and cruelty are but ways, known only to themselves, of feeling more strongly than others.

Marquis De Sade

Imperious, choleric, irascible, extreme in everything, with a dissolute imagination the like of which has never been seen, atheistic to the point of fanaticism, there you have me in a nutshell, and kill me again or take me as I am, for I shall not change.

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For mortal men there is but one hell, and that is the folly and wickedness and spite of his fellows; but once his life is over, there's an end to it: his annihilation is final and entire, of him nothing survives.

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Variety, multiplicity are the two most powerful vehicles of lust.

Marquis de Sade

Any punishment that does not correct, that can merely rouse rebellion in whoever has to endure it, is a piece of gratuitous infamy which makes those who impose it more guilty in the eyes of humanity, good sense and reason, nay a hundred times more guilty than the victim on whom the punishment is inflicted.

Marquis De Sade

One must do violence to the object of one's desire; when it surrenders, the pleasure is greater.

Marquis de Sade

Lust's passion will be served; it demands, it militates, it tyrannizes.

Marquis de Sade

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