Although I adore John Malkovich as the Vicomte de Valmont in the film “Dangerous Liaisons”, sometimes dream about him as Valmont.
"…Let her[Mme de Tourvel] believe in virtue, and sacrifice it to me; let the idea of falling terrify her, without preventing her fall; and may she, shaken by a thousand terrors, forget them, vanquish them only in my arms. Then, I agree , let her say to me, "I adore thee"; she, alone among women, is worthy to pronounce these words…"
(The Vicomte de Valmont to the Marquise de Merteuil)
Les Liaisons Dangereuses, by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos