Emma Goldman - George Orwell - Percy Bysshe Shelley - Mark Twain - Alexander Comfort - Aldous Huxley - Marquis de Sade - William Shakespeare - John Milton - I Corinthians 7:5 - Acts of Paul and Thecla II & III - Acts of Peter XXXIII - Acts of Peter XXXIV - Geoffrey Chaucer - Anatole France - Angela Carter - Game of Thrones TV -
Chastity itself is but an artificial imposition upon nature expressive of a false shame of the human form. Emma Goldman, Anarchism and Other Essays ***** audiobook 6.57.08
A triumph of willpower over the orgasm. George Orwell, 1984 1984 starring John Hurt & Richard Burton & Gregor Fisher & Suzanna Hamilton & Cyril Cusack & James Walker & Andrew Wilde & Corina Seddon & Rupert Baderman & John Boswall & Phyllis Logan et al, director Michael Radford
Chastity is a monkish and evangelical superstition, a greater foe to natural temperance even than un-intellectual sensuality; it strikes at the root of all domestic happiness, and consigns more than half the human race to misery ... A system could not well have been devised more studiously hostile to human happiness than marriage. Percy Bysshe Shelley
Chastity – you carry it too far. Mark Twain
We may eventually come to realise that chastity is no more a virtue than malnutrition. Alexander Comfort
Chastity – the most unnatural of all the sexual perversions. Aldous Huxley
So long as the laws remain such as they are today, employ some discretion: loud opinion forces us to do so; but in privacy and silence let us compensate ourselves for that cruel chastity we are obliged to display in public. Marquis de Sade
Pure chastity is rifled of her store,
And lust, the thief, far poorer than before. William Shakespeare, The Rape of Lucrece, 693-694
’Tis chastity, my brother, chastity:
She that has that, is clad in complete steel. John Milton, Comus 1637
Do not deprive one another except perhaps by agreement for a set time, to devote yourselves to prayer and then come together again, so that Satan may not tempt you. I Corinthians 7:5
He [Paul] deprives young men of wives, and maidens of husbands, saying, There is for you a resurrection in no other way, unless you remain chaste, and pollute not the flesh ... Burn her that will not marry in order that all women have been taught by this man may be afraid. Acts of Paul and Thecla, chapter II & III
And there were gathered unto Peter the concubines of Agrippa the Prefect ... and they, hearing the word concerning chastity and all the oracles of the Lord, were smitten in their souls. Acts of Peter XXXIII
Many other women also, loving the word of chastity, separated themselves from their husbands, and there was great trouble in Rome. Acts of Peter XXXIV
Filth and old age, I’m sure you will agree, are powerful wardens upon chastity. Geoffrey Chaucer
Of all sexual aberrations, chastity is the strangest. Anatole France
She stands and moves within the invisible pentacle of her own virginity. She is an unbroken egg: she is a sealed vessel; she has inside her a magic space the entrance to which is shut tight with a plug of membrane; she is a closed system; she does not know how to shiver. Angela Carter, The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories
Ygritte: And you think you're free? You swore some stupid oath, and now you can never touch a girl?
Jon Snow: It was my choice to say the words.
Ygritte: So you don’t like girls?
Jon Snow: Course I like girls!
Ygritte: But you promised never to touch them?!
Jon Snow: That’s the price you pay if you want to be a man of the Night’s Watch! Games of Thrones s2e7: A Man Without Honour, HBO 2012