Angela Carter Quotes


39 Angela Carter quotes:



"Aeneas carried his aged father on his back from the ruins of Troy and so do we all, whether we like it or not, perhaps even if we have never known them."
"Iconic clothing has been secularized. A guardsman in a dress uniform is ostensibly an icon of aggression; his coat is red as the blood he hopes to shed. Seen on a coat-hanger, with no man inside it, the uniform loses all its blustering significance and, to the innocent eye seduced by decorative color and tactile braid, it is as abstract in symbolic information as a parasol to an Eskimo. It becomes simply magnificent."
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"They danced the dance of the outcasts for the outcasts who watched them, amid the louring trees, with a blizzard coming on."
"Language is power, life and the instrument of culture, the instrument of domination and liberation"
Author: Carter Quotes Category: Culture Quotes
"What is marriage but prostitution to one man instead of many?"
"You must realize that I was suffering from love and I knew him as intimately as I knew my own image in a mirror. In other words, I knew him only in relation to myself."
"Soon, nostalgia will be another name for Europe."
"It is, perhaps, better to be valued as an object of passion than never to be valued at all."
"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."
"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."
"If the Barbarians are destroyed, who will we then be able to blame for the bad things?"
"In a secular age, an authentic miracle must purport to be a hoax, in order to gain credit in the world."
"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."
"Nostalgia, the vice of the aged. We watch so many old movies our memories come in monochrome."
"Mother goddesses are just as silly a notion as father gods. If a revival of the myths of these cults gives woman emotional satisfaction, it does so at the price of obscuring the real conditions of life. This is why they were invented in the first place."
"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."
"Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself. You bring to a novel, anything you read, all your experience of the world. You bring your history and you read it in your own terms."
"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."



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