Camille Paglia

(1947 / Endicott, New York)

Camille Paglia Quotes

  • ''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 (b. 1947), U.S. author, critic, educator. "Sexual Personae: The Cancelled Preface," Sex, Art, and American Culture (1992).
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  • ''Despite crime's omnipresence, things work in society, because biology compels it. Order eventually restores itself, by psychic equilibrium.''
    Camille Paglia (b. 1947), U.S. author, critic, educator. "Sexual Personae: The Cancelled Preface," Sex, Art, and American Culture (1992).
  • ''Minerva save us from the cloying syrup of coercive compassion!''
    Camille Paglia (b. 1947), U.S. author, critic, educator. repr. In Sex, Art, and American Culture (1992). "The Big Udder," Philadelphia Enquirer (May 12, 1991).
  • ''My generation of the Sixties, with all our great ideals, destroyed liberalism, because of our excesses.''
    Camille Paglia (b. 1947), U.S. author, critic, educator. lecture, Sept. 19, 1991. "The M.I.T. Lecture: Crisis in the American Universities," published in Sex, Art, and American Culture (1992).
  • ''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 (b. 1947), U.S. author, critic, educator. repr. In Sex, Art, and American Culture (1992). "The Rape Debate," interview in SPIN (Sept. 1991). Later in the essay, Paglia writes, "Women's sexual powers are enormous. All cultures have seen it. Men know it. Women know it. The only people who don't know it are feminists. Desensualized, desexualized, neurotic women."

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