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Angela Carter Quotes and Sayings

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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

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Comedy is tragedy that happens to other people.
- 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

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

 

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

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

Pornography is a satire on human pretensions.
- Angela Carter

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Soon, nostalgia will be another name for Europe.
- 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

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

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

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

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

The deliberate and deadly attacks which were carried
out yesterday against our country were more than acts of terror.
They were acts of war.
- George W. Bush

No real social change has ever been brought about without a revolution...
revolution is but thought carried into action.
- Emma Goldman

We damaged all the big guns we could,
and carried away the powder and the lead.
- Chief Joseph

The space shuttle has been a fantastic vehicle.
It is unlike any other thing that we've ever built.
Its capabilities have carried several hundred people into space.
- Robert Crippen

I get drunk writing words.
I don't drink or do drugs, but I get so carried away
with writing that I get inebriated from it.
- John Shirley

I'm most at home on the stage.
I was carried onstage for the first time when I was six months old.
- Alan Alda

I often say of George Washington that he was one of
the few in the whole history of the world who was not carried away by power.
- Robert Frost

He carried his childhood like a hurt warm bird held
to his middle-aged breast.
- Herbert Gold

Promises are like crying babies in a theater,
they should be carried out at once.
- Norman Vincent Peale

The first of these phases is that of grammar,
invented by the Greeks and carried on unchanged by the French.
It never had any philosophical view of a language as such.
- Ferdinand de Saussure

Our political and constitutional rights,
so called, are but the natural and inherent rights of man,
asserted, carried out, and secured by modes of human contrivance.
- Gerrit Smith

Yesterday the flame of the Olympic torch was carried
through our great state on its way to Salt Lake City.
- Jane D. Hull

For several days after my first book was published,
I carried it about in my pocket and took surreptitious
peeps at it to make sure the ink had not faded.
- James M. Barrie

In every age there has been a stream of popular opinion
that has carried all before it,
and given a family character, as it were,
to the century.
- Mary Wollstonecraft

The great armies, accumulated to provide security and preserve the peace,
carried the nations to war by their own weight.
- A. J. P. Taylor

If listeners aren't carried away to Heaven,
I'm failing.
- La Monte Young

Sex is a conversation carried out by other means.
If you get on well out of bed, half the problems of bed are solved.
- Peter Ustinov

Free will carried many a soul to hell,
but never a soul to heaven.
- Charles Spurgeon

The way positive reinforcement is carried out is more
important than the amount.
- B. F. Skinner

Heaven knows that there are plenty of opportunities in later life,
too, for being carried away.
What of it? We remain what we are and,
no doubt, it is all very good for us!
- Knut Hamsun

He did not know what love was.
And he did not know what good it was.
But he knew he carried it around with him,
a scabrous spot of rot, of contagion,
for which there was no cure.
- Harry Crews

From a moral point of view, there is no excuse for terrorist acts,
regardless of the motive or the situation under which they are carried out.
- Jurgen Habermas

I am not allowing myself to get carried away.
- Damon Hill

Everything must be carried out in extreme sobriety.
- Gabriele Nanni

People who relieve others of their money with guns are called robbers.
It does not alter the immorality of the act when the
income transfer is carried out by government.
- Cal Thomas

It's been the work that has carried me and I never
wanted to rest on my laurels or go back and do what I done before.
- David Cassidy

Stem cell research must be carried out in an ethical
manner in a way that respects the sanctity of human life.
- John Boehner

I doubt whether classical education ever has been or
can be successfully carried out without corporal punishment.
- George Orwell

Every reform, however necessary, will by weak minds be carried to an excess,
that itself will need reforming.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

I don't let myself get carried away by my own ideas -
I abandon 19 out of 20 of them every day.
- Gustav Mahler

APL is a mistake, carried through to perfection.
It is the language of the future for the programming techniques of the past:
it creates a new generation of coding bums.
- Edsger Dijkstra

These poor wretches were stolen from their homes,
carried to a strange country, and sold to servitude,
from which they sought to escape on the first occasion which offered.
- Philip Hone

People who never get carried away should be.
- Malcolm Forbes

Surround yourself with the best people you can find,
delegate authority, and don't interfere as long as
the policy you've decided upon is being carried out.
- Ronald Reagan

No man will ever carry out of the Presidency
the reputation which carried him into it.
- Thomas Jefferson

Many have changed so much that they have lost the magic
of the dream that carried them on their own bootstraps.
- Peter Abrahams

I worked hard at memorizing lists of facts and figures,
and carried with me a book of facts.
- Charles Van Doren


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