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Angela Carter Quotes & Sayings
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Last updated Sep 2020
Angela Carter Topics
Reciprocity of sensation is not possible because to share is to be robbed.
Drosselmeier had unwittingly exposed himself to an overdose of reality, and it had destroyed his reason.
Language is power, life and the instrument of culture, the instrument of domination and liberation
This dance was the dance of death. [The clowns] danced it for the wretched of the earth, that they might witness their own wretchedness.
They danced the dance of the outcasts for the outcasts who watched them, amid the louring trees, with a blizzard coming on.
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.
What is marriage but prostitution to one man instead of many?
What a joy it is to dance and sing!
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.
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.
The bed is now as public as the dinner table and governed by the same rules of formal confrontation.
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.
Soon, nostalgia will be another name for Europe.
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.
Pornography is a satire on human pretensions.
Nothing is a matter of life and death except life and death.
Nostalgia, the vice of the aged. We watch so many old movies our memories come in monochrome.
My mother learned that she was carrying me at about the same time the Second World War was declared; with the family talent for magic realism, she once told me she had been to the doctor's on the very day.
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.
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.
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