— Gena Showalter American writer 1975
Quelle: Oh My Goth
— William Cowper, The Task
Quelle: The Task (1785), Book II, The Timepiece, Line 285.
„For pain is perhaps but a violent pleasure? Who could determine the point where pleasure becomes pain, where pain is still a pleasure? Is not the utmost brightness of the ideal world soothing to us, while the lightest shadows of the physical world annoy?“
— Honoré de Balzac French writer 1799 - 1850
Le mal n'est peut-être qu'un violent plaisir. Qui pourrait déterminer le point où la volupté devient un mal et celui où le mal est encore la volupté ? Les plus vives lumières du monde idéal ne caressent-elles pas la vue, tandis que les plus douces ténèbres du monde physique la blessent toujours.
The Wild Ass’s Skin (1831), Part I: The Talisman
— John Keats, Endymion
Bk. I, l. 906
„What is there new that we have yet to accomplish? Love, for as yet we have only accomplished hatred and self-pleasing; Knowledge, for as yet we have only accomplished error and perception and conceiving; Bliss, for as yet we have only accomplished pleasure and pain and indifference; Power, for as yet we have only accomplished weakness and effort and a defeated victory; Life, for as yet we have only accomplished birth and growth and dying; Unity, for as yet we have only accomplished war and association.“
— Sri Aurobindo Indian nationalist, freedom fighter, philosopher, yogi, guru and poet 1872 - 1950
Thoughts and Glimpses (1916-17)
„If you were Queen of pleasure
And I were King of pain
We'd hunt down Love together,
Pluck out his flying-feather,
And teach his feet a measure,
And find his mouth a rein;
If you were Queen of pleasure
And I were King of pain.“
— Algernon Charles Swinburne English poet, playwright, novelist, and critic 1837 - 1909
— Baba Hari Dass master yogi, author, builder, commentator of Indian spiritual tradition 1923 - 2018
Quelle: The Yellow Book, 1974, p.65
— Mark Twain American author and humorist 1835 - 1910
— Jonathan Stroud, buch Das Amulett von Samarkand
Quelle: The Amulet of Samarkand
„How singular is the thing called pleasure, and how curiously related to pain, which might be thought to be the opposite of it; for they never come to a man together, and yet he who pursues either of them is generally compelled to take the other. They are two, and yet they grow together out of one head or stem.“
— Socrates classical Greek Athenian philosopher -470 - -399 v.Chr
— Frederick William Robertson British writer and theologian 1816 - 1853
Quelle: Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895), P. 401.
„The only thing we are naturally afraid of is pain, or loss of pleasure. And because these are not annexed to any shape, colour, or size of visible objects, we are frighted of none of them, till either we have felt pain from them, or have notions put into us that they will do us harm.“
— John Locke, buch Some Thoughts Concerning Education
Some Thoughts Concerning Education (1693)
„A person who feels pleasure in producing pain in someone else in a sexual relationship is also capable of enjoying as pleasure any pain which he may himself derive from sexual relations. A sadist is always at the same time a masochist.“
— Sigmund Freud Austrian neurologist known as the founding father of psychoanalysis 1856 - 1939
"Three Essays On The Theory Of Sexuality" (1905), reprinted in "Essential Papers on Masochism" p.87, edited by Margaret Ann Fitzpatrick Hanly, New York University press, New York and London, (1995)
— Czeslaw Milosz Polish, poet, diplomat, prosaist, writer, and translator 1911 - 2004
Kontext: There was a time when only wise books were read
helping us to bear our pain and misery.
This, after all, is not quite the same
as leafing through a thousand works fresh from psychiatric clinics. And yet the world is different from what it seems to be
and we are other than how we see ourselves in our ravings.
— John Dryden English poet and playwright of the XVIIth century 1631 - 1700
Quelle: Alexander’s Feast http://www.bartleby.com/40/265.html (1697), l. 57–60.