Quotes

Here is a collection of my favourite quotes and other sayings that I come across over the years. Some of them are definitely kink-related, others are simply a viewpoint that I found interesting.

“Erotic is using a feather.
Kinky is using the whole chicken.”
~ Unknown

“Being kinky is like drinking salted water.
You drink, and your thirst increases.”
~ Unknown

“Most welcome, bondage,
for thou art a way, I think, to liberty.”
~ William Shakespeare

“And painful pleasure turns to pleasing pain.”
~ Edmund Spenser

“The difference between pornography and erotica is lighting.”
~ Gloria Leonard

“Give a sub a flogging and you make him happy for a day.
Give him a collar and make him happy for a lifetime.”
~ Unknown

Thou art to me a delicious torment.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Practice is the best of instructors.”
~ Publilius Syrus

“Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.”
~ Oscar Wilde

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.”
~ George Elliot

“A goal without a plan is just a wish.”
~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“There’s no point in being grown up if you can’t be childish sometimes.”
~ Doctor Who

“Between two evils, I always pick the one I’ve never tried before.”
~ Mae West

“The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it. Resist it, and your soul grows sick with longing for the things it has forbidden to itself.”
~ Oscar Wilde

“A sadist is someone who refuses to be mean to a masochist.”
~ Anonymous

“One must do violence to the object of one’s desire;
when it surrenders, the pleasure is greater.”
~ Marquis De Sade

“We are healed by suffering only by experiencing it to the full.”
~ Marcel Proust

“If you’re never scared or embarrassed or hurt,
it means you never take any chances.”
~ Julia Sorel

“Anything I’ve ever done that ultimately was worthwhile…
initially scared me to death.”  ~ Betty Bender

“Courage is doing what you’re afraid to do.
There can be no courage unless you’re scared.”
~ Eddie Rickenbacker

“Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you’re scared to death.”
~ Harold Wilson

“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear.”
~ Mark Twain

“Because you are in control of your life. Don’t ever forget that. You are what you are because of the conscious and subconscious choices you have made.”
~ Barbara Hall

“Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first and the lesson afterwards.”
~ Vernon Sanders Law

“Don’t be discouraged by a failure. It can be a positive experience. Failure is, in a sense, the highway to success, inasmuch as every discovery of what is false leads us to seek earnestly after what is true, and every fresh experience points out some form of error which we shall afterwards carefully avoid.”
~ John Keats

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”
~ Eleanor Roosevelt

“Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway. You’ll be damned if you do, and damned if you don’t.”
~ Eleanor Roosevelt

“I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint – and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.”
~ Oprah Winfrey

“Service which is rendered without joy helps neither the servant nor the served. But all other pleasures and possessions pale into nothing before service which is rendered in a spirit of joy.”
~ Gandhi

“Confidence is the sexiest thing a woman can have.
It’s much sexier than any body part.”
~ Aimee Mullins

“Being your slave, what should I do but tend
Upon the hours and times of your desire?
I have no precious time at all to spend,
Nor services to do till you require.”
~ William Shakespeare

“But seduction isn’t making someone do what they don’t want to do. Seduction is enticing someone into doing what they secretly want to do already.”
~ Walter Rant