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.
cocktail is to a glass of wine as rape is to love. Paul Claudel Quoted by William
Grimes in'The American Cocktail', Americana, Dec1992.
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
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 Wilbur Things ofThisWorld,'Love Calls Us to theThings