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I think it's one of the scars in our culture that we
by 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Angela Carter

It shone on everyone, whether they had a contract or not.
The most democratic thing I'd ever seen,
that California sunshine.
- 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.
- Angela Carter

In the mythic schema of all relations between men and women,
man proposes, and woman is disposed of.
- Angela Carter

In a secular age, an authentic miracle must purport to be a hoax,
in order to gain credit in the world.
- Angela Carter

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Nostalgia, the vice of the aged.
We watch so many old movies our memories come in monochrome.
- Angela Carter

I haven't changed much, over the years.
I use less adjectives, now, and have a kinder heart,
perhaps.
- Angela Carter

What a joy it is to dance and sing!
- 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.
- Angela Carter

A book is simply the container of an idea like a bottle;
what is inside the book is what matters.
- 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.
- 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.
- Angela Carter

Hollywood...
was the place where the United States perpetrated itself
as a universal dream and put the dream into mass production.
- Angela Carter

Nothing is a matter of life and death except life and death.
- Angela Carter

Pornography is a satire on human pretensions.
- Angela Carter

It is, perhaps, better to be valued as an object of
passion than never to be valued at all.
- 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.
- Angela Carter

Anxiety is the beginning of conscience,
which is the parent of the soul but is not compatible with innocence.
- 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.
- Angela Carter

Comedy is tragedy that happens to other people.
- Angela Carter

What is marriage but prostitution to one man instead of many?
- Angela Carter

The bed is now as public as the dinner table and governed
by the same rules of formal confrontation.
- Angela Carter

If the Barbarians are destroyed, who will we then be
able to blame for the bad things?
- Angela Carter

Is not this whole world an illusion? And yet it fools everybody.
- Angela Carter

Soon, nostalgia will be another name for Europe.
- Angela Carter

A day without an argument is like an egg without salt.
- 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.
- 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.
- Angela Carter

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.
- Angela Carter

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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Angela Carter

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino

Every thought we think is creating our future.
- Louise L. Hay

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

I don't think of all the misery
but of the beauty that still remains.
- Anne Frank

If a problem cannot be solved, enlarge it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The most incomprehensible thing about the world
is that it is comprehensible.
- Albert Einstein

When you keep getting the wrong answers,
try asking better questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The most important things in life
are seldom the most obvious.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes even better than,
the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin

If a million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach

People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The greatest harm can result from the best intentions.
- Terry Goodkind

We should not pretend to understand the world
only by the intellect.
The judgment of the intellect
is only part of the truth.
- Carl Jung

The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.
- Publilius Syrus

Excellence is the result of
caring more than others think wise,
risking more than other's think safe,
dreaming more than others think practical,
and expecting more than others think possible.
- Anonymous

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
- Albert Einstein

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

The most important thing about Spaceship Earth -
an instruction book didn't come with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

You can do what you have to do,
and sometimes you can do it
even better than you think you can.
- Jimmy Carter

Exercise free-will.
CHOOSE each and every action you make,
every thought you think,
and every emotion you feel.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Inaction breeds doubt and fear.
Action breeds confidence and courage.
If you want to conquer fear,
do not sit home and think about it.
Go out and get busy.
- Dale Carnegie

Life does not consist mainly,
or even largely, of facts or happenings.
It consist mainly of the storm of thoughts
that is forever flowing through one's head.
- Mark Twain

The world is more malleable than you think
and it's waiting for you to hammer it into shape.
- Bono

Every thought you think
and every word you speak
is affirming something.
- Louise L. Hay

When I am working on a problem,
I never think about beauty,
but when I have finished,
if the solution is not beautiful,
I know it is wrong.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

They can because they think they can.
- Virgil

When you are reluctant to change,
think of the beauty of autumn.
- V. B. Brown


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