Camille Paglia Quotes


28 Camille Paglia quotes:



"Men know they are sexual exiles. They wander the earth seeking satisfaction, craving and despising, never content. There is nothing in that anguished motion for women to envy."
"Pornography is human imagination in tense theatrical action; its violations are a protest against the violations of our freedom by nature."
"The greatest honor that can be paid to the work of art, on its pedestal of ritual display, is to describe it with sensory completeness. We need a science of description. Criticism is ceremonial revivification."
"Heaven help the American-born boy with a talent for ballet."
"Our major universities are now stuck with an army of pedestrian, toadying careerists, Fifties types who wave around Sixties banners to conceal their record of ruthless, beaver-like tunneling to the top."
"It is capitalist America that produced the modern independent woman. Never in history have women had more freedom of choice in regard to dress, behavior, career, and sexual orientation."
"Pursuit and seduction are the essence of sexuality. It's part of the sizzle."
"Out with stereotypes, feminism proclaims. But stereotypes are the west's stunning sexual personae, the vehicles of art's assault against nature. The moment there is imagination, there is myth."
"Though men may be deep, mentally they are slow."
"The only thing that will be remembered about my enemies after they're dead is the nasty things I've said about them."
"Every man must define his identity against his mother. If he does not, he just falls back into her and is swallowed up."
Author: Paglia Quotes Category: American Author Quotes Moms Quotes
"Beauty is our weapon against nature; by it we make objects, giving them limit, symmetry, proportion. Beauty halts and freezes the melting flux of nature."
"When anything goes, it's women who lose."
"The 1990s, after the reign of terror of academic vandalism, will be a decade of restoration: restoration of meaning, value, beauty, pleasure, and emotion to art and restoration of art to its audience."
"The more woman aims for personal identity and autonomy ... the fiercer will be her struggle with nature - that is, with the intractable physical laws of her own body. And the more nature will punish her: 'Do not dare to be free! For your body does not belong to you.'"
Author: Paglia Quotes Category: Women Quotes Identity Quotes
"A woman simply is, but a man must become. Masculinity is risky and elusive. It is achieved by a revolt from woman, and it is confirmed only by other men. Manhood coerced into sensitivity is no manhood at all."
Author: Paglia Quotes Category: Men Quotes
"If civilization had been left in female hands we would still be living in grass huts."
"I don't remember the fat women. Can we leave the fat women out of this? Excuse me, I have to go to the toilet."
Author: Paglia Quotes Category: Women Quotes
"Teenage boys, goaded by their surging hormones run in packs like the primal horde. They have only a brief season of exhilarating liberty between control by their mothers and control by their wives."
Author: Paglia Quotes Category: Boys Quotes
"American universities are organized on the principle of the nuclear rather than the extended family. Graduate students are grimly trained to be technicians rather than connoisseurs. The old German style of universal scholarship has gone."
Author: Paglia Quotes Category: College Quotes



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