Angela Carter quotes, quotations, poems, phrases, words
famous authors, famous people, famous celebrities
PROFILE | PICTURES | NET WORTH | NEWS | VIDEOS | BIO | | QUOTES
Home > > > Quotes

Quotes / Quotations


Sponsored link:
Angela Carter QUOTES / QUOTATIONS
A book is simply the container of an idea like a bottle; what is inside the book is what matters.
Quotation of Angela Carter
A day without an argument is like an egg without salt.
Quotation of Angela Carter
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.
Quotation of Angela Carter
Anxiety is the beginning of conscience, which is the parent of the soul but is not compatible with innocence.
Quotation of Angela Carter
Art is good when it springs from necessity. This kind of origin is the guarantee of its value; there is no other.
Quotation of Angela Carter
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.
Quotation of Angela Carter
As for my father, few souls are less troubled. He can be simply pleased with us, pleased that we exist, and, from the vantage point of his wondrously serene old age, he contemplates our lives almost as if they were books he can dip into whenever he wants. His back pages, perhaps.
Quotation of Angela Carter
Comedy is tragedy that happens to other people.
Quotation of Angela Carter
Hollywood... was the place where the United States perpetrated itself as a universal dream and put the dream into mass production.
Quotation of Angela Carter
I haven't changed much, over the years. I use less adjectives, now, and have a kinder heart, perhaps.
Quotation of Angela Carter
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.
Quotation of Angela Carter
I think the adjective "post-modernist" really means "mannerist." Books about books is fun but frivolous.
Quotation of Angela Carter
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.
Quotation of Angela Carter
If the Barbarians are destroyed, who will we then be able to blame for the bad things?
Quotation of Angela Carter
In a secular age, an authentic miracle must purport to be a hoax, in order to gain credit in the world.
Quotation of Angela Carter
In the mythic schema of all relations between men and women, man proposes, and woman is disposed of.
Quotation of Angela Carter
Is not this whole world an illusion? And yet it fools everybody.
Quotation of Angela Carter
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.
Quotation of Angela Carter
It is, perhaps, better to be valued as an object of passion than never to be valued at all.
Quotation of Angela Carter
It shone on everyone, whether they had a contract or not. The most democratic thing I'd ever seen, that California sunshine.
Quotation of Angela Carter
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.
Quotation of Angela Carter
Just because we're sisters under the skin doesn't mean we've got much in common.
Quotation of Angela Carter
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.
Quotation of Angela Carter
Nostalgia, the vice of the aged. We watch so many old movies our memories come in monochrome.
Quotation of Angela Carter
Nothing is a matter of life and death except life and death.
Quotation of Angela Carter
Pornography is a satire on human pretensions.
Quotation of Angela Carter
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.
Quotation of Angela Carter
Soon, nostalgia will be another name for Europe.
Quotation of Angela Carter
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.
Quotation of Angela Carter
The bed is now as public as the dinner table and governed by the same rules of formal confrontation.
Quotation of Angela Carter
The fin is coming early this siecle.
Quotation of Angela Carter
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.
Quotation of Angela Carter
The whore is despised by the hypocritical world because she has made a realistic assessment of her assets and does not have to rely on fraud to make a living. In an area of human relations where fraud is regular practice between the sexes, her honesty is regarded with a mocking wonder.
Quotation of Angela Carter
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.
Quotation of Angela Carter
This dance was the dance of death. The clowns danced it for the wretched of the earth, that they might witness their own wretchedness.
Quotation of Angela Carter
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.
Quotation of Angela Carter
What a joy it is to dance and sing!
Quotation of Angela Carter
What is marriage but prostitution to one man instead of many?
Quotation of Angela Carter
Where ambition can cover its enterprises, even to the person himself, under the appearance of principle, it is the most incurable and inflexible of passions.
Quotation of Angela Carter
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.
Quotation of Angela Carter