Saturday, 3 October 2015

quote pauline reage

In Training Carrie, the History of O, L'Histoire d'O, comes a few times back in the story. Today it's all shades of Nothing, but if you compare it to the intensity of Histoire d'O, written some sixty years ago, it really cannot stand in it's shade.

I wanted to share one very intense quote, where O challenges her beloved master.
Even reading it again I get goosebumps all over....

“Keep me rather in this cage, and feed me sparingly, if you dare. Anything that brings me closer to illness and the edge of death makes me more faithful. It is only when you make me suffer that I feel safe and secure. You should never have agreed to be a god for me if you were afraid to assume the duties of a god, and we know that they are not as tender as all that. You have already seen me cry. Now you must learn to relish my tears.”


  1. Wow! I saw the movie years ago and read the book prior to that but haven't read or seen either one in years. Thanks for sharing.

    Hugs and blessings...Cat

    1. I hope training Carrie made you curious about re-reading it, Cat.
      Books like history of O are monuments in literature.

      Thank you for your comment,

  2. Yes, I know this quotte. Basis of BDSM?
    Many thinks so.

    What do you think, Han?

    Mona Lisa
    Who thinks God is good

    1. Han, please , could you translate this quote with 4-5 sentences,
      What is she saying?
      Is it do, that every people understand something different here?
      Just curious and unwitting.
      Thank you.

      Mona Lisa

    2. Let me begin with saying that I think D/s is the expression of the most purest form of love.
      And the the language of love is spoken in many dialects, therefore I can only answer you in my dialect, knowing that I will sound different with another tongue.

      When a submissive is proud of her submission, and rightly so, she is prepared to go into extremes to show her love, the one reason she submits. Submission is a gift, and the harder she makes it for herself, the bigger the gift.

      Some dominants are scared to receive the gift. Some are scared because of the intensity of feelings he or she has evoked in the submissive body and soul. And not to give the submissive what she is begging for, not the guts to receive the gift and cherish it, can be enough for a submissive to walk away and never look back.

      In my opinion the more intense the relationship, it's not only the submissive that has the courage to go one step further, it's also the Dominant that has to find the courage to face the consequences of taking her one step further.

      And one step can be anything. It does not mean only the harsh words of Pauline Reage. It can be the first flogging, the first perfect submissive pose, it does not have to include pain. Pain is the most obvious and flat layer. There are many more layers in submission once you look for it.

      That is what I think Pauline Reage means with her quote. Did that answer your questions, Mona Lisa?

      Your questions always inspire me,

  3. WOW...I love your answer to speaks to me in a personal way....When i started my journey to be a submissive, i never expected to learn to so much about myself, to have my submission intensify my feelings, to learn that sometimes, true submission is found in the little things....
    hugs abby

  4. Yes, the little gestures, and a dominant to notice them. It's a two way street again. You make the little gestures of transferring control to your Master but if he doesn't notice, the gestures will be wasted. But when he DOES notice, it's submission at it deepest.

    Wonderful comment,


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