Marquis De Sade was a French aristocrat, revolutionary, and writer. He’s most famous for being a rat bitched and bringing porn to people in a time where showing off your ankles was a sin.
Marquis de Sade became famous for his libertine sexuality and lifestyle , a person without moral restraint, free thinkers, like people in the 60s only less happy. But mostly for his erotic and pornographic novels.
He also contributed to the “sex industry”, leaving the world with the practice of S&M. That’s right, everyone, the man invented S&M. How? Well, first of all, it’s NAMED after him.
The term, “Sadism”, is based on Marquis de Sade : the idea of developing pleasure as a result of inflicting pain. “Masochism” is first seen in some of De Sade’s more Gothic-inclined sexual novels, where, for example, the female character is bound and tormented, but also fondled, and develops a kind of attraction to her tormentors. It’s basically torture porn (only not directed by one-trick pony Hollywood directors.)
Sade’s sexual tales began with an affair with his wife’s sister, imprisoning a so-called prostitute for sexual pleasure and abuse (she escaped from the second floor window and ran away … possible idea for a Disney film? Title: “Rapunzel”…), and poisoning 2 manservants with the Spanish Fly aphrodisiac
Being the good wife that she was, Sade’s wife then joined as his accomplice in hoarding sexual slaves and staffed the castle with young “employees” of both genders for Sade’s pleasure.
That’s how this guy rolled and why he’s at the top of this list. The guy didn’t have a Sex Dungeon, he had a freakin’ Sex CASTLE.
During his life, Sade was in prison or the insane asylum for 32 years, though, due to his prolific writing and sexual deviance.
Napoleon Bonaparte ordered the final arrest of Sade, but the libertine was able to score one more affair with a 13-year old for 4 years before he passed on in 1814. He laughs at Chris Hansen from his grave.
Notably, he was in the insane asylum at the time, which would 100% make him win the “weirdest place you’ve made whoopie” game at your local baby shower.
Sade’s main goal in his writings was to create “the most impure tale that has ever been written since the world exists.” Not bad for his time.
Marquis De Sade quotes
“Conversation, like certain portions of the anatomy, always runs more smoothly when lubricated.”
“When she’s abandoned her moral center and teachings…when she’s cast aside her facade of propriety and lady-like demeanor…when I have so corrupted this fragile thing and brought out a writhing, mewling, bucking, wanton whore for my enjoyment and pleasure…..enticing from within this feral lioness…growling and scratching and biting…taking everything I dish out to her…..at that moment she is never more beautiful to me. ”
“It is only by way of pain one arrives at pleasure”
“In order to know virtue, we must first acquaint ourselves with vice.”
“Fuck! Is one expected to be a gentleman when one is stiff?”
“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.”
“Sexual pleasure is, I agree, a passion to which all others are subordinate but in which they all unite.”
“What does one want when one is engaged in the sexual act? That everything around you give you its utter attention, think only of you, care only for you…every man wants to be a tyrant when he fornicates.”
“To judge from the notions expounded by theologians, one must conclude that God created most men simply with a view to crowding hell.”
“Certain souls may seem harsh to others, but it is just a way, beknownst only to them, of caring and feeling more deeply.”
“If it is the dirty element that gives pleasure to the act of lust, then the dirtier it is, the more pleasurable it is bound to be.”
“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.”
“There is no God, Nature sufficeth unto herself; in no wise hath she need of an author.”
“Beauty belongs to the sphere of the simple, the ordinary, whilst ugliness is something extraordinary, and there is no question but that every ardent imagination prefers in lubricity, the extraordinary to the commonplace”
“How delightful are the pleasures of the imagination! In those delectable moments, the whole world is ours; not a single creature resists us, we devastate the world, we repopulate it with new objects which, in turn, we immolate. The means to every crime is ours, and we employ them all, we multiply the horror a hundredfold.”
“You say that my way of thinking cannot be tolerated? What of it? The man who alters his way of thinking to suit othere is a fool. My way of thinking is the result of my reflections. It is part of my inner being,the way I am made. I do not contradict them, and would not even if I wished to. For my system, which you disapprove of is also my greatest comfort in life, the source of all my happiness -it means more to me than my life itself.”