Angela Carter

(1940_1992 / Eastbourne)

Angela Carter Quotes

  • ''The bed is now as public as the dinner table and governed by the same rules of formal confrontation.''
    Angela Carter (1940-1992), British author. "Speculative Finale," The Sadeian Woman (1979).
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  • ''Reciprocity of sensation is not possible because to share is to be robbed.''
    Angela Carter (1940-1992), British author. "Speculative Finale," The Sadeian Woman (1979).
  • ''Women's sexy underwear is a minor but significant growth industry of late-twentieth-century Britain in the twilight of capitalism.''
    Angela Carter (1940-1992), British author. "The Bridled Sweeties," Nothing Sacred (1977, repr. 1982).
  • ''Midnight, and the clock strikes. It is Christmas Day, the werewolves' birthday, the door of the solstice still wide enough open to let them all slink through.''
    Angela Carter (1940-1992), British author. "The Company of Wolves," published in Bananas, ed. Emma Tenant (1977).
  • ''I never saw a fatter man; he'd have given my mother a stone or two and not felt the loss. Round as the "o" in rotund.''
    Angela Carter (1940-1992), British postmodern novelist. repr. Black Venus, Chatto & Windus (1985). "The Kitchen Child," p. 97, Vogue (1979).
  • ''If Miss means respectably unmarried, and Mrs. respectably married, then Ms. means nudge, nudge, wink, wink.''
    Angela Carter (1940-1992), British author. "The Language of Sisterhood," The State of the Language (1980).
  • ''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 (1940-1992), British postmodern novelist. repr. Virago (1992). "The Mother Lode" Nothing Sacred: Selected Writings (1976).
  • ''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 (1940-1992), British author. Wayward Girls and Wicked Women, introduction, ed. Angela Carter (1986).
  • ''Nothing is a matter of life and death except life and death.''
    Angela Carter (1940-1992), British postmodern novelist. repr. Penguin. Wise Children, ch. 4, Chatto & Windus (1991).
  • ''It shone on everyone, whether they had a contract or not. The most democratic thing I'd ever seen, that California sunshine.''
    Angela Carter (1940-1992), British postmodern novelist. repr. Penguin. Wise Children, ch. 3, Chatto & Windus (1991).

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