Angela Carter

(1940_1992 / Eastbourne)

Angela Carter Quotes

  • ''This fellow mixes his metaphors the way a toper does his drinks and, I daresay, gets just as tipsy on them.''
    Angela Carter (1940-1992), British postmodern novelist. repr. Penguin. Nights at the Circus, part 3, ch. 5, Chatto & Windus (1984).
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  • ''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 (1940-1992), British postmodern novelist. repr. Penguin. Nights at the Circus, part 3, ch. 7, Chatto & Windus (1984.
  • ''Home is where the heart is and hence a movable feast.''
    Angela Carter (1940-1992), British postmodern novelist. repr. Virago (1992). Nothing Sacred: Selected Writings, "My Father's House," New Society (1976).
  • ''I think the adjective "post-modernist" really means "mannerist." Books about books is fun but frivolous.''
    Angela Carter (1940-1992), British author. Novelists in Interview, ed. John Haffenden (1985).
  • ''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 (1940-1992), British author. "Polemical Preface," The Sadeian Woman (1979).
  • ''In the mythic schema of all relations between men and women, man proposes, and woman is disposed of.''
    Angela Carter (1940-1992), British author. "Polemical Preface," The Sadeian Woman (1979).
  • ''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 (1940-1992), British postmodern novelist. repr. Penguin. "Souvenir of Japan," Fireworks: Nine Profane Pieces, p. 9 (1974).
  • ''He was as erratic but as inevitable as the weather.''
    Angela Carter (1940-1992), British postmodern novelist. repr. Penguin. "Souvenir of Japan," Fireworks: Nine Profane Pieces, p. 10 (1974).
  • ''Her face had the seamed reserve of the old in this country [Japan]. It was a neighborhood poignantly rich in old ladies.''
    Angela Carter (1940-1992), British postmodern novelist. repr. Penguin. "Souvenir of Japan," Fireworks: Nine Profane Pieces, p. 4 (1974).
  • ''It is, perhaps, better to be valued as an object of passion than never to be valued at all.''
    Angela Carter (1940-1992), British postmodern novelist. repr. Penguin. "Souvenir of Japan," Fireworks: Nine Profane Pieces, pp. 7-8 (1974). Explaining her exotic status as a Western woman in Japan, a "man's country."

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