“I know: she is the one that pleases you “to death” now, to death from pleasure. I know because I know all that you have lived. All that you live.” —
Laure in a letter to Georges Bataille, from Laure: the Collected Writings.
“Never resist a sentence you like, in which language takes its own pleasure and in which, after having abused it for so long, you are stupefied by its innocence.” — Jean Baudrillard, Cool Memories (trans. Chris Turner)
“For me, one of the pleasures of cats’ company is their devotion to bodily comfort.” — Sir Compton Mackenzie
“I give myself to adjectives body and soul, I die with pleasure for them.” — Violette Leduc, Mad in Pursuit
“I think that the kind of pleasure I would consider as the real pleasure would be so deep, so intense, so overwhelming that I couldn’t survive it. I would die.” —
Michel Foucault, from a 1983 interview collected in Politics, Philosophy, Culture