A quote from Marquis de Sade
from a letter written to his wife from prison
"You say that my way of thinking cannot be tolerated? What of it?
The man who alters his way of thinking to suit others is a fool. My way of thinking is
the result of my reflections. It is part of my inner being, the way I am made.
I do not contradict them, and would not even if I wished to. For my system, which
you disapprove of, is also my greatest comfort in life, the source of all my happiness -
it means more to me than my life itself."
This is from possibly another or the same letter: (I am not sure)
"Either kill me or take me as I am, because I'll be damned if I ever change.."