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Camille Paglia Quotes and Sayings

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Beauty is our weapon against nature;
by it we make objects,
giving them limit, symmetry, proportion.
Beauty halts and freezes the melting flux of nature.
- Camille Paglia

Related topics: Beauty

Every man must define his identity against his mother.
If he does not, he just falls back into her and is swallowed up.
- Camille Paglia

The airheads of Congress will keep their own plush healthcare plan -
it's the rest of us guinea pigs who will be thrown to the wolves.
- Camille Paglia

Woman is the dominant sex.
Men have to do all sorts of stuff to prove that they
are worthy of woman's attention.
- Camille Paglia

 

The damage done to U.S.
prestige by the feckless, buffoonish George W. Bush
will take years to repair.
- Camille Paglia

If you live in rock and roll, as I do,
you see the reality of sex, of male lust and women
being aroused by male lust.
It attracts women.
It doesn't repel them.
- Camille Paglia

Heaven help the American-born boy with a talent for ballet.
- Camille Paglia

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The only thing that will be remembered about my enemies
after they're dead is the nasty things I've said about them.
- Camille Paglia

Leaving sex to the feminists is like letting your dog
vacation at the taxidermist.
- Camille Paglia

Though men may be deep, mentally they are slow.
- Camille Paglia

When anything goes, it's women who lose.
- Camille Paglia

Men know they are sexual exiles.
They wander the earth seeking satisfaction,
craving and despising, never content.
There is nothing in that anguished motion for women to envy.
- Camille Paglia

You have to accept the fact that part of the sizzle
of sex comes from the danger of sex.
You can be overpowered.
- Camille Paglia

There is no female Mozart because there is no female Jack the Ripper.
- Camille Paglia

Pursuit and seduction are the essence of sexuality.
It's part of the sizzle.
- Camille Paglia

Our presence in Afghanistan is not worth the price
of any more American lives or treasure.
- Camille Paglia

Television is actually closer to reality than anything in books.
The madness of TV is the madness of human life.
- Camille Paglia

All objects, all phases of culture are alive.
They have voices.
They speak of their history and interrelatedness.
And they are all talking at once!
- Camille Paglia

My generation of the Sixties, with all our great ideals,
destroyed liberalism, because of our excesses.
- Camille Paglia

Rule of art: Cant kills creativity!
- Camille Paglia

Pornography is human imagination in tense theatrical action;
its violations are a protest against the violations
of our freedom by nature.
- Camille Paglia

Are we like late Rome, infatuated with past glories,
ruled by a complacent, greedy elite,
and hopelessly powerless to respond to changing conditions?
- Camille Paglia

If civilization had been left in female hands we would
still be living in grass huts.
- Camille Paglia

Modern bodybuilding is ritual, religion,
sport, art, and science, awash in Western chemistry and mathematics.
Defying nature, it surpasses it.
- Camille Paglia

Within the U.S., the Obama presidency will be mainly
measured by the success or failure of his economic policies.
And here, I fear, the monstrous stimulus package with
which this administration stumbled out of the gate
will prove to be Obama's Waterloo.
- Camille Paglia

It is capitalist America that produced the modern independent woman.
Never in history have women had more freedom of choice in regard to dress,
behavior, career, and sexual orientation.
- Camille Paglia

I believe that history has shape, order,
and meaning; that exceptional men, as much as economic forces,
produce change; and that passe abstractions like beauty,
nobility, and greatness have a shifting but continuing validity.
- Camille Paglia

The 1990s, after the reign of terror of academic vandalism,
will be a decade of restoration: restoration of meaning,
value, beauty, pleasure, and emotion to art and restoration of art to its audience.
- Camille Paglia

My thinking tends to be libertarian.
That is, I oppose intrusions of the state into the private realm -
as in abortion,
sodomy, prostitution, pornography, drug use,
or suicide, all of which I would strongly defend as
matters of free choice in a representative democracy.
- Camille Paglia

The moment is ripe for an experienced businessman to talk practical,
prudent economics to the electorate -
which is why Mitt Romney's political fortunes are steadily
being resurrected from the grave.
- Camille Paglia

Sotomayor's vainglorious lecture bromide about herself
as "a wise Latina" trumping white men is a vulgar embarrassment -
a vestige of the bad old days of male-bashing feminism.
- Camille Paglia

Why has the Democratic Party become so arrogantly detached
from ordinary Americans? Though they claim to speak
for the poor and dispossessed,
Democrats have increasingly become the party of an
upper-middle-class professional elite,
top-heavy with journalists, academics and lawyers.
- Camille Paglia

If Obama fails to win reelection, let the blame be
first laid at the door of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi,
who at a pivotal point threw gasoline on the flames
by comparing angry American citizens to Nazis.
- Camille Paglia

Out with stereotypes, feminism proclaims.
But stereotypes are the west's stunning sexual personae,
the vehicles of art's assault against nature.
The moment there is imagination, there is myth.
- Camille Paglia

A serious problem in America is the gap between academe and the mass media,
which is our culture.
Professors of humanities, with all their leftist fantasies,
have little direct knowledge of American life and no
impact whatever on public policy.
- Camille Paglia

And what do Democrats stand for, if they are so ready
to defame concerned citizens as the "mob" -
a word betraying a Marie Antoinette delusion of superiority to ordinary mortals.
I thought my party was populist, attentive to the needs
and wishes of those outside the power structure.
And as a product of the 1960s, I thought the Democratic
party was passionately committed to freedom of thought and speech.
- Camille Paglia

There is beauty and adventure in the commonplace
for those with eyes to see beyond.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

The beauty does not live out there;
the beauty's in my eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The future belongs to those
who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray

Do not blame the thistle that you see no beauty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
- Anonymous

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous

Even from the darkest night songs of beauty can be born.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
- Anne Frank

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop,
striped and dotted with continents and islands,
flying through space with other stars
all singing and shining together as one,
the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
- John Muir

People are like stained glass windows,
they sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when darkness sets in their true beauty
is revealed only if there is a light from within.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Life is full of beauty. Notice it.
Notice the bumble bee, the small child,
and the smiling faces.
Smell the rain, and feel the wind.
Live your life to the fullest potential,
and fight for your dreams.
- Ashley Smith

The most beautiful things in the world
cannot be seen or even touched,
they must be felt with the heart.
- Helen Keller

Beauty is whatever gives joy.
- Edna St. Vincent Millay

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread,
places to play in and pray in,
where nature may heal and cheer
and give strength to the body and soul.
- John Muir

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread.
- John Muir

You have a choice about the perspective you take on life.
See tragedy, and the world is tragic -
see beauty, and the world is beautiful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Through Love and through Beauty, we achieve immortality.
- Jewel (paraphrasing Plato)

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

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

It is amazing how complete is the delusion
that beauty is goodness.
- Leo Tolstoy

There is beauty and serenity in the eye of the storm.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Flowers are Nature's messengers -
reminders of an unspeakable beauty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

See beauty in the familiar.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To love beauty is to see light.
- Victor Hugo

The perception of beauty is a moral test.
- Henry David Thoreau

Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.
- Rumi

We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children
that makes the heart too big for the body.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Choose to See Beauty and Joy:
Much in life can be seen as ugly or beautiful - it's our choice.
Why would we choose to see any part of life as ugly?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Like Beauty, Joy and Suffering are
in the Eye of the Beholder.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love is the beauty of the soul.
- Saint Augustine

The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes.
- Frank Lloyd Wright


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