Angela Carter Quotes


39 Angela Carter quotes:



"Anxiety is the beginning of conscience, which is the parent of the soul but is not compatible with innocence."
"I haven't changed much, over the years. I use less adjectives, now, and have a kinder heart, perhaps."
"It is far easier for a woman to lead a blameless life than it is for a man; all she has to do is to avoid sexual intercourse like the plague."
"Hollywood... was the place where the United States perpetrated itself as a universal dream and put the dream into mass production."
"If Miss means respectably unmarried, and Mrs. respectably married, then Ms. means nudge, nudge, wink, wink."
"We do not go to bed in single pairs; even if we choose not to refer to them, we still drag there with us the cultural impedimenta of our social class, our parents lives, our bank balances, our sexual and emotional expectations, our whole biographies / all the bits and pieces of our unique existences."
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"I think the adjective ''post-modernist'' really means ''mannerist.'' Books about books is fun but frivolous."
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"Comedy is tragedy that happens to other people."
"Is not this whole world an illusion? And yet it fools everybody."
"A book is simply the container of an idea like a bottle; what is inside the book is what matters."
"Midnight, and the clock strikes. It is Christmas Day, the werewolves birthday, the door of the solstice still wide enough open to let them all slink through."
"In a secular age, an authentic miracle must purport to be a hoax, in order to gain credit in the world."
"Nostalgia, the vice of the aged. We watch so many old movies our memories come in monochrome."
"There are lots of things that you can brush under the carpet about yourself until you're faced with somebody whose needs won't be put off."
"There's a theory, one I find persuasive, that the quest for knowledge is, at bottom, the search for the answer to the question: ''Where was I before I was born'.' In the beginning was what? Perhaps, in the beginning, there was a curious room, a room like this one, crammed with wonders; and now the room and all it contains are forbidden you, although it was made just for you, had been prepared for you since time began, and you will spend all your life trying to remember it."
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"It's every woman's tragedy, that, after a certain age, she looks like a female impersonator. Mind you, we've known some lovely female impersonators, in our time."
"Strangers used to gather together at the cinema and sit together in the dark, like Ancient Greeks participating in the mysteries, dreaming the same dream in unison."
"Art need no longer be an account of past sensations. It can become the direct organization of more highly evolved sensations. It is a question of producing ourselves, not things that enslave us."
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"The bed is now as public as the dinner table and governed by the same rules of formal confrontation."
"Language is power, life and the instrument of culture, the instrument of domination and liberation"
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