Angela Carter Quotes

11 November 2014

I think the adjective "post-modernist" really means "mannerist." Books about books is fun but frivolous.

11 November 2014

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.

11 November 2014

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

11 November 2014

Her face had the seamed reserve of the old in this country [Japan]. It was a neighborhood poignantly rich in old ladies.

11 November 2014

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

11 November 2014

Reciprocity of sensation is not possible because to share is to be robbed.

11 November 2014

If Miss means respectably unmarried, and Mrs. respectably married, then Ms. means nudge, nudge, wink, wink.

11 November 2014

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.

11 November 2014

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.

11 November 2014

Sad; so sad, those smoky-rose, smoky-mauve evenings of late Autumn, sad enough to pierce the heart.

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