Sleep demands of us a guilty immunity. There is not one of us who, given an eternal incognito, a thumbprint nowhere set against our souls, would not commit rape, murder and all abominations. Djuna Barnes
Doctor. Nightwood, ch.5.
A cocktail is to a glass of wine as rape is to love. Paul Claudel
Quoted by William Grimes in'The American Cocktail', Americana, Dec1992.
I go to the theatre to be entertained. I don't want to see plays about rape, sodomyand drug addictionI can get all that at home. Peter Cook
Comedy routine. Also used as a cartoon caption in the Observer, 8 Jul1962.
A man wants what a woman hassex. He can steal it (rape), persuade her to give it away (seduction), rent it (prostitution), leaseit over thelong term (marriage inthe United States), or own it outright (marriage in most societies). Andrea Dworkin
In Ms, vol.5, no.6, Dec. Collected as 'Phallic Imperialism: why economicrecovery will not work for us'in Letters from a War Zone (1988).
What can I tell you, son of mine? I could tell you of heartbreak, hatred blind, I could tell of crimes that shame mankind, Of brutal wrong and deeds malign, Of rape and murder, son of mine; But I'll tell instead of brave and fine When lives of black and white entwine, And men in brotherhood combine This would I tell you, son of mine. Kathleen Jean Mary Ruska
We Are Going,'Son of Mine'.
The principle of procrastinated rape is said to be the ruling one in all of the great best-sellers. Sir V(ictor) S(awdon) Pritchett
The Living Novel,'Clarissa'.
: A rape! a rape! : How! :Yes, you have ravished justice, Forced her to do your pleasure. John Webster
VITTORIAMONTICELSOVITTORIA1612 TheWhite Devil, act 3, sc.2.
The soul shrinks From all that it is about to remember, From the punctual rape of every blesse' d day Richard WilburSearch Quotes Webster's New World Dictionary of Quotations Copyright © 2010 by Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd. All rights reserved. Published by Wiley, Hoboken, NJ. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Things ofThisWorld,'Love Calls Us to theThings ofThis World'.
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