BDSM Quotes

Just a collection of quotes that are either from people in the BDSM world or vanilla persons, whose words fit the lifestyle. I am a bit of a quote whore so  just sharing some here.  I hope to change them up every so often.

“I just know there’s something dark in me and I hide it. I certainly don’t talk about it, but it’s there always, this Dark Passenger. And when he’s driving, I feel alive, half sick with the thrill of complete wrongness. I don’t fight him, I don’t want to.”
-Dexter

“My mind begs you to ask it something so it can obey. Do you want me to follow you for the rest of your days? I will do that. Do you want me to crawl? I will crawl. I will be quiet for you or sing for you, or if you are hungry, let me bring you food, or if you have thirst and nothing will quench it but Arabian wine, I will go to Araby, even though it is across the world, and bring a bottle back for your lunch. Anything there is that I can do for you, I will do for you; anything there is that I cannot do, I will learn to do.” -William Goldman, The Princess Bride

“To be happy is the moral purpose of your life…the man must have the woman who reflects his deepest vision of himself and in her surrender is his happiness…and the woman must worship the hero.” – Ayn Rand

“The true man wants two things: danger and play. For that reason he wants woman, as the most dangerous plaything.” -Friedrich Nietzsche

“If I have been of service, if I have glimpsed more of the nature and essence of ultimate good, if I am inspired to reach wider horizons of thought and action, if I am at peace with myself, it has been a successful day.” ~ Alex Noble

“The man who is proudly certain of his own value will want the highest type of woman he can find, the woman he admires, the strongest, the hardest to conquer, because only the possession of a heroine will give him the sense of an achievement, not the possession of a brainless slut.” – Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

“I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman.” – Anaïs Nin

“To play it safe is not to play.” – Robert Altman

“Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac.” -Henry Kissinger

“The Soul is the voice of the body’s interests.” -George Santayana

“Intimacy is based on shared vulnerability…nothing deepens intimacy like the experiences that we share when we feel flayed, with our skins off, scared and vulnerable, and our partner is there with us, willing to share in the scary stuff.” The Ethical Slut by Dossie Eastman and Katherine Liszt

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

“Life is a series of sensations connected to states of consciousness.” Rémy de Gourmont

“deep within, I’m shaken by the violence of existing for only you.” ~ sarah mclachlan ~ do what you have to do

“A smiling angel pierced my heart again and again with a golden arrow, producing a pain so sweet I screamed aloud and simultaneously felt a sweetness so infinite that i wished the pain to last forever.” ~ Saint Thersa

“In all love affairs there comes a moment when desire demands possession.” -Yiddish Folk Saying

“Slavehood is a vocation, comparable and equal in every way to any religious calling.” ~ J. Mikael Togneri in Spirituality In Slavehood

“The BDSM ritual may be predominantly sexual in expression, however the goal is not gratification per se, but ecstasy. BDSM is, above and beyond a physical need, the psyche’s effort to make sex a sacrament. Only through the understanding and acceptance of the sacramental value of submission will slavehood be true. By the same token, of course, it also becomes holy.” ~ J. Mikael Togneri in Spirituality In Slavehood

Thou art to me a delicious torment. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Live to the point of tears.” -Albert Camus

“There are thorns everywhere, but along the path of vice, roses bloom above them.” – Marquis DeSade

“How does a master center a slave? Being centered is a Zen term that means a person is balanced, calm, healthy, peaceful, grounded, nourished. Some might see it as a relaxed state, one of calm, creative, full of the realization of being well-off, in communion with one’s self and one’s environment… How does a master center a slave? He does it by creating, with his slave, a right relationship, that is, one in which each is free to be him or herself; one with openness, honesty, and clarity of purpose. Centering comes from having a clear focus, mutual support, encouragement, and purpose.” ~ Jack Rinella in SM Leather

“No kind of sensation is keener and more active than pain it’s impressions are unmistakable.” Marquis DeSade

“My attitude is , if you want obedience get a slave if you want agreement get a girlfriend.” – Flagg

“D/s is filled with similar paradox’s. Such as Pain/pleasure. Enslavement/freedom. A circular and connected balance to exist between apparent opposites.” ~ Master Nik

“The role of the dominant is more comparable to that of a priest in Christian tradition. That is to say a human among humans who guides the congregation, himself included, into a deeper submission to and reverence for that which is holy. The priest is a vessel of sanctity, the link between congregation and the divine; he himself possesses neither more nor less divinity than any other.” ~ J. Mikael Togneri in Spirituality In Slavehood

“Pain is inevitable, but suffering is optional.” ~ Hermann Witt

“And she felt him like a flame of desire, yet tender, and she felt herself melting in the flame. She let herself go.” ~ DHL

“Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly.” — Rose Franken

“Sometimes what seems like surrender isn’t surrender at all. It’s about what’s going on in our hearts. About seeing clearly the way life is and accepting it and being true to it, whatever the pain, because the pain of not being true to it is far, far greater.” – Nicholas Evans, The Horse Whisperer

“Pain is only weakness leaving your body, so dont give up because it hurts … keep going cause it makes you stonger.” – Brandon Moore

“Minds are like parachutes – they only function when open.” – Thomas Dewar

“What I need is someone who will make me do what I can.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“A Life without surrender is a life without commitment.” – J Rubin

“There are two kinds of strengths: the strength to lead, and the strength to follow; the strength to control, and the strength yield. There are two kinds of power: the power to strip away another’s soul bare, and the power to stand naked.” – Yaldah Tovah

“Electric flesh-arrows . . . traversing the body. A rainbow of color strikes the eyelids. A foam of music falls over the ears. It is the gong of an orgasm.” – Anais

“Resistance does not mean walls and fences, nonresistance does not mean open space. If you can understand in this way, mind and matter are fundamentally the same.” -Tsu-hsin

“It is the passion that is in the kiss that gives to its sweetness; it is the affection in a kiss that sanctifies it”. ~ Bovee

“The great art of life is sensation, to feel that we exist, even in pain.” ~ Lord Byron

“There are moments when, what ever the position of the body, the soul is on its knees.” – Victor Hugo

“If you command wisely, you’ll be obeyed cheerfully.” – Thomas Fuller (1608-1661)

“A dominant basically has one single responsibility toward his slave: to provide her with the wherewithal to serve and obey to the best of her ability. Any other responsibilities that exist within such a relationship are invariably hers.” – J. Mikael Togneri

“It’s an essential part of training to provoke strong emotions. But as you know, one mark of a good slave is the ability to let the anger go and continue working, continue serving, continue offering respect and deference. Now, if the anger and shame and hurt can then change to love or affection or lust — well, that’s our mark as a sadomasochist, isn’t it?” – From the Reunion by Laura Antoniou.

“Emotional masochists were the most infuriating toys to play with. Pay attention to them, leave them alone — either way, they love it and hate it and come back for more.” – Laura Antoniou from The Academy

“Slaves need to be beaten regularly. Not as punishment — it’s better if there’s no particular reason, except to remind that slave of who and what he is. It’s hard to stay focused on the idea that you’re property, and a good beating brings that home to a slave’s mind in a very direct and unmistakable way. Most slaves come to enjoy their beatings and to miss them if the routine is interrupted. In fact, it’s a form of abuse to deny them that discipline, because nothing else seems to reinforce the special bond between Master ans lave, or slave and trainer, as well as a regular, expected beating. While you are being beaten, you have the full attention of the one beating you, and He has yours.” – David Stein in he Academy