Born today…Leopold Ritter von Sacher-Masoch, January 27, 1836, Lviv, Ukraine
“I imagine that the goddess of Love has come down from Olympus to visit a mortal. So as not to die of cold in this modern world of ours, she wraps her sublime body in great heavy furs and warms her feet on the prostrate body of her lover. I imagine the favorite of this beautiful despot, who is whipped when his mistress grows tired of kissing him, and whose love only grows more intense the more he is trampled underfoot. I shall call the picture “Venus in Furs”
― Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, Venus in Furs
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