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1. "Academic masochism reflects a metaphysical prejudice that the truth should be a hard-won treasure, that what is read or learnt easily must therefore be flighty and inconsequential. The truth should be like a mount to be scaled, it is dangerous, obscure and demanding. Under the light of the library reading room, the academics' motto reads: the more a text makes me suffer, the truer it must be."
Author: Alain De Botton
2. "Mais aujourd'hui, il ne s'agit pas d'honorer la beauté, ni même de procurer aux foules un spectacle agréable. Il s'agit de nous fracasser le crâne avec des menaces:"Vous avez intérêt à trouver ça à votre goût. Sinon, taisez-vous!" Le beau, qui devrait servir à faire communiquer les hommes dans l'admiration, sert à exclure. Face à un tel totalitarisme, au lieu de se révolter, les gens sont obéissants et enthousiastes. Ils applaudissent, ils en redemandent. Moi, j'appelle ça du masochisme."
Author: Amélie Nothomb
3. "Nostalgia is masochism and masochism is something masochists love to share."
Author: Andrei Codrescu
4. "Hakeem: A wise man once said that suffering produces perseverance, character; and character, hope.Andre: Since when did spouting masochism make one wise? And the sacraments of a bitter existence? Who deemed that a vaunted prize? Nihilistic philosophy only births more pain. It's fruitless to espouse folly, repackage it as wisdom, and spew it in a wise man's name."
Author: Booker T. Mattison
5. "In good old Colonial Dunsboro, masochism is a valuable job skill. It is in most jobs."
Author: Chuck Palahniuk
6. "If there wasn't a word for it, would we realize our masochism as much?"
Author: David Levithan
7. "Jogging, I believe they call it. It seems to be an epidemic psychological illness afflicting Americans these days. A form of masochism, like the flagellantes in the Middle Ages."
Author: David Lodge
8. "Love, love, love – all the wretched cant of it, masking egotism, lust, masochism, fantasy under a mythology of sentimental postures, a welter of self-induced miseries and joys, blinding and masking the essential personalities in the frozen gestures of courtship, in the kissing and the dating and the desire, the compliments and the quarrels which vivify its barrenness."
Author: Germaine Greer
9. "The quality which makes man want to write and be read is essentially a desire for self-exposure and masochism. Like one of those guys who has a compulsion to take his thing out and show it on the street."
Author: James Jones
10. "So he likes being mean to you," she said. "And you like that he likes being mean to you.""And I like being mean to him, too, don't forget.""Of course not. Pleasure from meaness. There's a name for it: sadomasochism.""Thanks a lot." I said. "That's just what I need. A mental picture of Todd Harding laced up in a black leather bodysuit with a whip in one hand and his wang in the other."
Author: Kristin Walker
11. "She set her hands neatly in her lap. "But you just said he liked you." "No, I said he enjoys my company. That is, he enjoys hating me. Or pretending to hate me. I don't know which. But I'm finding it difficult to completely dislike someone who gets pleasure from having me around. ..."So he likes being mean to you," she said. "And you like that he likes being mean to you." "And I like being mean to him, too, don't forget." "Of course not. Pleasure from meanness. There's a name for it: sadomasochism."
Author: Kristin Walker
12. "Back then," he whispered, "I guess I was into masochism, because being there with you, so close when you were so untouchable, was pretty torturous." In the same whisper, Beth asked, "So why did you do it?" "Because not being with you was worse."-Beth and Levi"
Author: Lori Foster
13. "Your ability to withstand pain is your claim to fame. It is ascetic, holy. It is self-control. It is masochism, and masochism pleasurable to many, but we don't like to think about that. We don't like to think that a person could have a twisted autoerotic life going on, be both a top and a bottom, and experience both at once: the pleasure of beating the hell out of a body shackled at the wrists, and the pleasure of being the body and knowing we deserve each blow."
Author: Marya Hornbacher
14. "It was a kind of sado-masochism. I would take the things that were painful to me and elevate them and, through the mantra of music, make them into a release."
Author: Michael Gira
15. "Millions of couples out there practiced the art of sadomasochism every day, without even realizing it. They went to work, came back, complained about everything, insulted their wife or were insulted by her, felt wretched, but were, nonetheless, tightly bound to their own unhappiness, not realizing that all it would take was a single gesture, a final goodbye, to free them from that oppression."
Author: Paulo Coelho
16. "Once it was the fashion to represent villages as places inhabited by laughable, livable simpletons, unspotted by the worldliness of city life, though occasionally shrewd in rural concerns. Later it was the popular thing to show villages as rotten with vice, and especially such sexual vice...incest, sodomy, bestiality, sadism, and masochism were supposed to rage behind lace curtains and in the haylofts, while a rigid piety was professed in the streets."
Author: Robertson Davies
17. "Masochism is a condition of perverted pain."
Author: Stefan Boldisor
18. "Yeah. I can see what you bring out in him. You don't know this because you've never experienced it, but Four without you is a much different person. He's . . . obsessive, explosive, insecure . . .""Obsessive?""What else do you call someone who repeatedly goes through his own fear landscape?""I don't know . . . determined." I pause. "Brave.""Yeah, sure. But also a little bit crazy, right? I mean, most Dauntless would rather leap into the chasm than keep going through their fear landscapes. There's bravery and then there's masochism, and the line got a little hazy with him."
Author: Veronica Roth

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