Quote of the Day | 8-17-17

“As a matter of fact,” the other voice went on, “if you do tie her up from time to time, or whip her just a little, and she begins to like it, that’s no good either. You have to get past the pleasure stage, until you reach the stage of tears.”

Pauline Réage

Story of O

Quote of the Day | 8-16-17

There are three possible parts to a date, of which at least two must be offered: entertainment, food, and affection. It is customary to begin a series of dates with a great deal of entertainment, a moderate amount of food, and the merest suggestion of affection. As the amount of affection increases, the entertainment can be reduced proportionately. When the affection is the entertainment, we no longer call it dating. Under no circumstances can the food be omitted.

Miss Manners' Guide to Excruciatingly Correct Behavior

Quote of the Day | 8-14-17

I was born in a konak (old house), which once was the harem of a pasha.  People around me often whispered things about harems; my own grandmother and her sister had been brought up in one.

Alev Lytle Croutier

Harem: The World Behind the Veil