Angela Carter

(1940_1992 / Eastbourne)

Angela Carter Quotes

  • ''Nora was always free with it and threw her heart away as if it was a used bus ticket.''
    Angela Carter (1940-1992), British postmodern novelist. repr. Penguin. Wise Children, ch. 2, Chatto & Windus (1991).
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  • ''Nostalgia, the vice of the aged. We watch so many old movies our memories come in monochrome.''
    Angela Carter (1940-1992), British postmodern novelist. repr. Penguin. Wise Children, ch. 1, Chatto & Windus (1991).
  • ''Comedy is tragedy that happens to other people.''
    Angela Carter (1940-1992), British author. Wise Children, ch. 4 (1991).
  • ''Sad. Nothing more than sad. Let's not call it a tragedy; a broken heart is never a tragedy. Only untimely death is a tragedy.''
    Angela Carter (1940-1992), British postmodern novelist. repr. Penguin. Wise Children, ch. 3, Chatto & Windus (1991).
  • ''But Irish had an old soul, you might say. He was a man with a great future behind him, already.''
    Angela Carter (1940-1992), British postmodern novelist. repr. Penguin. Wise Children, ch. 3, Chatto & Windus (1991). Describing the burnt-out "Chekhov of Southern California," a Fitzgeraldesque Hollywood screenwriter.
  • ''Irish was a man of parts even if some of them didn't work too well.''
    Angela Carter (1940-1992), British postmodern novelist. repr. Penguin. Wise Children, ch. 3, Chatto & Windus (1991). Describing the burnt-out "Chekhov of Southern California," a Fitzgeraldesque Hollywood screenwriter.
  • ''"It's every woman's tragedy," said Nora,... "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 (1940-1992), British postmodern novelist. repr. Penguin. Wise Children, ch. 4, Chatto & Windus (1991).
  • ''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 (1940-1992), British author. Marxism Today (London, Jan. 1985).
  • ''Sad; so sad, those smoky-rose, smoky-mauve evenings of late Autumn, sad enough to pierce the heart.''
    Angela Carter (1940-1992), British postmodern novelist. repr. Black Venus, Chatto & Windus (1985). "Black Venus," p. 9, "Next Editions" (1980).
  • ''I will tell you what Jeanne was like. She was like a piano in a country where everyone has had their hands cut off.''
    Angela Carter (1940-1992), British postmodern novelist. repr. Black Venus, Chatto & Windus (1985). "Black Venus," p. 9, "Next Editions" (1980).

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