Quotes by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch

"You have corrupted my imagination and inflamed my blood..."
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"Love knows no virtue, no merit; it loves and forgives and tolerates everything because it must. We are not guided by reason..."
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"Alas, woman is faithful as long as she loves, but you demand that she be faithful without love and give herself without enjoyment. Who is cruel then, woman or man?"
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"I love her passionately with a morbid intensity; madly as one can only love a woman who never responds to our love with anything but an eternally uniform, eternally calm, stony smile."
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"You have a curious way of arousing one's imagination, stimulating all one's nerves, and making one's pulses beat faster. You put an aureole on vice, provided only if it is honest. Your ideal is a daring courtesan of genius. Oh, you are the kind of man who will corrupt a woman to her very last fiber."
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Books by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch

  • Venus in Fur
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  • November 30th 2011 by Northwestern University Press
Leopold von Sacher-Masoch
  • Leopold von Sacher-Masoch

  • Date of birth: January 27, 1836
  • Died: March 09, 1895
  • Born: in Lemberg (Lviv), Austria.

  • Description: Austrian writer and journalist, who gained renown for his romantic stories of Galician life. The term masochism is derived from his name.

    During his lifetime, Sacher-Masoch was well known as a man of letters, a utopian thinker who espoused socialist and humanist ideals in his fiction and non-fiction. Most of his works remain untranslated into English. The novel Venus in Furs is his only book commonly available in English.

    See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leopold_...

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