Angela Carter Quotes


39 Angela Carter quotes:



"In the mythic schema of all relations between men and women, man proposes, and woman is disposed of."
"The notion of a universality of human experience is a confidence trick and the notion of a universality of female experience is a clever confidence trick."
"Hollywood... was the place where the United States perpetrated itself as a universal dream and put the dream into mass production."
"That is what I'm looking forward to the most, practical learning. I want to be a registered nurse so getting to talk to people who already work in those jobs can really teach me what to expect when I get out in the real world."
"What a joy it is to dance and sing!"
"A day without an argument is like an egg without salt."
"I think it's one of the scars in our culture that we have too high an opinion of ourselves. We align ourselves with the angels instead of the higher primates."
"To pin your hopes upon the future is to consign those hopes to a hypothesis, which is to say, a nothingness. Here and now is what we must contend with."
"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."
"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."
Author: Carter Quotes Category: Bed Quotes
"The bed is now as public as the dinner table and governed by the same rules of formal confrontation."
"I think the adjective ''post-modernist'' really means ''mannerist.'' Books about books is fun but frivolous."
Author: Carter Quotes Category: Books And Reading Quotes Modern And Modernism Quotes
"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."
"Comedy is tragedy that happens to other people."
"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."
Author: Carter Quotes Category: Past Quotes
"I was sitting in the looping studio late one night, and I had this epiphany that they weren't paying me for my acting, for God's sake, but to own me. And from then on, it became clear and an awful lot easier to deal with."
Author: Carter Quotes Category: Night Quotes
"If Miss means respectably unmarried, and Mrs. respectably married, then Ms. means nudge, nudge, wink, wink."
"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."
Author: Carter Quotes Category: Knowledge Quotes
"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."
Author: Carter Quotes Category: Knowledge Quotes



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