No civilized society can thrive upon victims, whose humanity has been permanently mutilated.
— Rabindranath Tagore

Life does not need to mutilate itself in order to be pure.
Simone Weil mutilation quote

Rape, mutilation, abuse, and theft are the natural outcome of a world in which force rules, in which human beings are objects.
— Chris Hedges

Borrowers of books --those mutilators of collections, spoilers of the symmetry of shelves, and creators of odd volumes.
— Charles Lamb

Feminist art is not some tiny creek running off the great river of real art. It is not some crack in an otherwise flawless stone. It is, quite spectacularly I think, art which is not based on the subjugation of one half of the species. It is art which will take the great human themes --love, death, heroism, suffering, history itself --and render them fully human. It may also, though perhaps our imaginations are so mutilated now that we are incapable even of the ambition, introduce a new theme, one as great and as rich as those others --should we call it joy?
— mutilation quotation by Andrea Dworkin