Marquis de Sade quotes

Conversation, like certain portions of the anatomy, always runs more smoothly when lubricated.

Are your convictions so fragile they cannot stand in opposition to mine? Is your god so flimsy, so weak? For shame!

Suppose one of your precious inmates attempted to walk on water and drowned - would you comdemn the Bible? I think not.

I didn't create this world of ours. I merely recorded it.

You've already stolen my heart... as well as a more prominent organ, south of the Equator.

Ah, you've come to read my trousers.

I write what I see, the endless procession to the guillotine. We're all lined up, waiting for the crunch of the blade... the rivers of blood are flowing beneath our feet... I've been to hell, young man, you've only read about it.

Why should I love God? He strung up his son like a side of veal. I shudder to think what he'd do to me.

In order to know virtue, we must acquaint ourselves with vice. Only then can we know the true measure of a man.

Lock her up as well so she knows how it feels! The gorgon, the sow!

And nor should you. That's the first rule of politics, isn't it? The one who orders the execution never drops the blade!

Two chapters. One for each cheek!

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