Quills The Irrepressible Marquis de Sade

Quills The Irrepressible Marquis de Sade

4th Post Challenge of 31

I simply adored the movie. I don’t think anyone could have portrayed the Marquis de Sade, the writer and sexual deviant who was imprisoned in an insane asylum for the last 10 years of his life, any better than the Australian Geoffrey Rush, who’s now comparable to the infamous Harvey Weinstein.


My favourite line by de Sade:


“Why should I love God? He strung up his only son like a side of veal. I shudder to think what he’d do to me.” 

4 Replies to “Quills The Irrepressible Marquis de Sade”

  1. How interesting that you should choose that quote. I will share mine with you: “My passions, concentrated on a single point, resemble the rays of a sun assembled by a magnifying glass: they immediately set fire to whatever object they find in their way.” No smoke without fire, Cressida, and now I need something called “Approval”.

    1. You have been ‘approved’, Ray. There’s always truth in things people say, no matter what they say after saying it…

  2. Mine has to be…

    “In order to know virtue, we must first acquaint ourselves with vice.”

    Which ties in nicely with your previous post on “Nothing to lose but my virtue”, dear Cressida…

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