Camille Paglia Quotes

28 Camille Paglia quotes:

"The trauma of the Sixties persuaded me that my generation's egalitarianism was a sentimental error. I now see the hierarchical as both beautiful and necessary. Efficiency liberates; egalitarianism tangles, delays, blocks, deadens."
Author: Paglia Quotes Category: Equality Quotes
"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."
"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
"Minerva save us from the cloying syrup of coercive compassion!"
Author: Paglia Quotes Category: Compassion Quotes
"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
"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

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