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  • If you’re not a masochist, find a job you enjoy most of the time.
  • Clary wondered if she wasn’t some kind of masochist, to throw herself into the path of it herself.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • Going to the wedding of an ex seemed a masochistic att at the best of times, but to go to a public gathering, one that would be full of his old friends and work colleagues, to watch her marry his former friend, seemed to me a surefire route to depression.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • Glendale, the team we had lost to, got bitter, masochistic attention on the roadrunner with scores in foot-high numerals, as they continued to win and move through the tournament.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Stargirl

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  • I had to ask in a masochistic way, "Was Lindsay there?"
    Louise Rennison  --  Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging
  • The trial was a necessary, but masochistic, ritual.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • She may have been, she admitted, truly masochistic.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Twice in two days smacks of masochism.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • My dad had a taste for masochism, the overblown gesture; on our Sundays together he loved to exaggerate his misfortunes, groaning and staggering, complaining loudly of being ’wiped out’ or ’destroyed’ after a lost game even as he’d won half a dozen others and was totting up the profits on the calculator.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • It seemed like bravery to me before, but now it seems more like masochism.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent

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  • Man was forced to accept masochism as his ideal—under the threat that sadism was his only alternative.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • When he asked me to go along, some masochistic piece of me agreed.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • I must be some kind of masochist.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • I’ve never been much of a masochist, so I’m not looking forward to the pain.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • Maybe I’m a masochist.
    Robert Cormier  --  After the First Death
  • We’re not, you know, masochistic.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • Was I a masochist, who wanted to relieve the agony I’d inflicted?
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Bend in the Road
  • (Which would have been masochistic ecstasy for me, probably.) But I was afraid of the questions (much more than the accusations) you might both put to me.
    J.D. Salinger  --  Franny and Zooey
  • What a sick, masochistic lion.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Twilight
  • Only my strange need for a destination and a certain masochistic determination to complete the terms of my self-imposed exile keep me moving upriver.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • It was possible that the sweetly sonorous hymns stimulated me sexually, and it might have been that my fleshy fantasies, in turn, having as their foundation my already inflated sensibility, made me love the masochistic prayers.
    Richard Wright  --  Black Boy
  • And she liked to think that he was suffering from repressed desire for her all of the time that she tortured him, and that the power to allay his suffering lay wholly in her—a sadistic trait which had for its soil Clyde’s own masochistic yearning for her.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • You must be a raving masochist.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • I’m not quite that masochistic.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Glass
  • BERENGER: I’m no masochist, I assure you.
    Eugene Ionesco  --  Rhinoceros
  • They all knew he had an assignment, and only a fool or a masochist would want to go outside today.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • But he was masochistically pleased to see that the Mets were off to another superlatively cruddy start.
    Stephen King  --  Cujo
  • A masochistic sort of thing.
    Roger Zelazny  --  My Name is Legion
  • Why are you so masochistic?
    Stephenie Meyer  --  New Moon
  • Our kindness has been tainted with masochism since the world began, and it is not to our best interest to forget it.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • It’s total masochism.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Along for the Ride
  • It became a kind of masochistic status symbol to be "done" or "buried" (that quip had started even at Oxford) by Annie Graves.
    Nicholas Evans  --  The Horse Whisperer
  • If you run too far, you might be a masochist, an anorexic, or another type, and you will have to see an Official of Psychology for diagnosis.
    Ally Condie  --  Matched
  • He loved to talk to her about pornographic acts: sex with prepubescent girls and animals; nightmarish sadism; masochism; gynecocracy; enema torture.
    James Patterson  --  Kiss the Girls
  • And while only a truly masochistic car thief would ever think of jacking the Chrysler, I still didn’t relish the thought of explaining to my mom how and why her car went missing in the small hours of a school night.
    John Green  --  Paper Towns
  • There’s bravery and then there’s masochism, and the line got a little hazy with him."
    Veronica Roth  --  Allegiant
  • Had I turned masochistic—developed a taste for torture? I should have gone straight down to La Push I felt much, much healthier around Jacob This was not a healthy thing to do.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  New Moon
  • But it was not masochism which brought either the first colonists or Sol and his family.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • I became a feminist as an alternative to becoming a masochist.
    Sally Kempton
  • I know, as he said sometime today, I was a masochistic cunt and he was only giving me what I wanted.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • For these many years afterward, as accusations from black people became more cranky and insistent that as a writer—a lying writer at that—I had turned to my own profit and advantage the miseries of slavery, I succumbed to a kind of masochistic resignation, and thinking of Artiste, said to myself: What the hell, once a racist exploiter always a racist exploiter.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
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