Camille Paglia Quotes


28 Camille Paglia quotes:



"Pornography is human imagination in tense theatrical action; its violations are a protest against the violations of our freedom by nature."
"When anything goes, it's women who lose."
"A serious problem in America is the gap between academe and the mass media, which is our culture. Professors of humanities, with all their leftist fantasies, have little direct knowledge of American life and no impact whatever on public policy."
"If civilization had been left in female hands we would still be living in grass huts."
"All objects, all phases of culture are alive. They have voices. They speak of their history and interrelatedness. And they are all talking at once!"
"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."
"My generation of the Sixties, with all our great ideals, destroyed liberalism, because of our excesses."
"Heaven help the American-born boy with a talent for ballet."
"There is no female Mozart because there is no female Jack the Ripper."
Author: Paglia Quotes Category: American Author Quotes Female Quotes
"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."
"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."
"I believe that history has shape, order, and meaning; that exceptional men, as much as economic forces, produce change; and that passe abstractions like beauty, nobility, and greatness have a shifting but continuing validity."
"The only thing that will be remembered about my enemies after they're dead is the nasty things I've said about them."
"Television is actually closer to reality than anything in books. The madness of TV is the madness of human life."
"Pursuit and seduction are the essence of sexuality. It's part of the sizzle."
"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."
"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
"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."
"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."



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