Gems of Wisdom and Insight

Gems of Wisdom and Insight

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Enjoy a small collection of some of my favorite quotes and sayings, including a few never-before-published gems.


Sometimes it is harder to deprive oneself of a pain than of a pleasure.

credit: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Sometimes pain and pleasure are one in the same.

The aspect of control is not dropped upon the intended, but instead is placed upon them, wrapping them in a loving blanket, so to speak, allowing them to feel protected, as well as captive.

credit: Osiris
This is beautiful, and to me, speaks to consensuality and comfort.

Faith: When you walk to the edge of all the light you have and take that first step into the darkness of the unknown, you must believe that one of two things will happen — there will be something solid for you to stand upon, or, you will be taught how to fly.

credit: Patrick Overton
How appropriate for inside the scene and out, don’t you think?

We cannot be more sensitive to pleasure without being more sensitive to pain.

credit: Alan Watts

For that some should rule and others be ruled is a thing not only of necessity, but expedient. From the hour of their birth, some are marked out for subjection, others for rule. This necessity extends to all mankind.

credit: Aristotle
I agree with this notion totally on an interpersonal relationship level.


In response to: “Listening is the simultaneous exercise of both hearing and giving a shit.

A simple word uttered quietly in one’s ear, firmly, but yielding enough to garner undivided attention, so when you listen you have reason to give a shit about every spoken word.

credit: Zzzzzz….
I don’t know if this is more of a mindfuck, humorous or both. Either way, I love it.