Marquis de Sade Quotes (76 quotes)
“Far from being a vice, cruelty is the primary feeling that nature imprints in us. The infant breaks its rattle, bites its nurse's nipple, and strangles a bird, well before reaching the age of reason.”
―Marquis de Sade
La Philosophie dans le Boudoir Third Dialogue (1795)
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsMarquis de Sade
Born: June 2, 1740
Died: December 2, 1814 (aged 74)
Occupation: Novelist, noble, writer, poet, critic, philosopher
Bio: Donatien Alphonse François, Marquis de Sade was a French aristocrat, revolutionary politician, philosopher, and writer famous for his libertine sexuality and lifestyle. His works include novels, short stories, plays, dialogues, and political tracts; in his lifetime some were published under his own name, while others appeared anonymously and Sade denied being their author.