I was created by nature with most active tastes, sent into the world solely to surrender myself to them, and to satisfy those desires. As these effects of my creation are only the necessitities relative to the first designs of nature, or, if you prefer it, the developments essential to her projects for me, owing to her laws, I repent only that I did not recognize suffieciently all her power, and my sole remorse merely extends to the mediocre use I have made of those faculties (which you would call criminal, I natural) given me by nature for her services. Sometimes I resisted her and that I repent. Blinded by the absurdity of your doctrines, through them I have fought all the violence of the desires communicated to me through a much more divine inspiration, and I repent gathering only flowers when I could have taken a generous harvest of fruit.(Dialogue between a Priest and a Dying Man, Marquis de Sade).