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Angela Carter Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Angela Carter.

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

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Pornography is a satire on human pretensions.
- Angela Carter

Is not this whole world an illusion? And yet it fools everybody.
- Angela Carter

Soon, nostalgia will be another name for Europe.
- Angela Carter

 

A day without an argument is like an egg without salt.
- Angela Carter

Nothing is a matter of life and death except life and death.
- Angela Carter

What a joy it is to dance and sing!
- Angela Carter

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What is marriage but prostitution to one man instead of many?
- Angela Carter

Comedy is tragedy that happens to other people.
- Angela Carter

I haven't changed much, over the years.
I use less adjectives, now, and have a kinder heart,
perhaps.
- Angela Carter

That is what I'm looking forward to the most,
practical learning.
I want to be a registered nurse so getting to talk
to people who already work in those jobs can really
teach me what to expect when I get out in the real world.
- Angela Carter

It's every woman's tragedy, 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

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

It shone on everyone, whether they had a contract or not.
The most democratic thing I'd ever seen,
that California sunshine.
- Angela Carter

Anxiety is the beginning of conscience,
which is the parent of the soul but is not compatible with innocence.
- Angela Carter

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

Hollywood...
was the place where the United States perpetrated itself
as a universal dream and put the dream into mass production.
- Angela Carter

The bed is now as public as the dinner table and governed
by the same rules of formal confrontation.
- Angela Carter

Strangers used to gather together at the cinema and
sit together in the dark,
like Ancient Greeks participating in the mysteries,
dreaming the same dream in unison.
- Angela Carter

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

I was sitting in the looping studio late one night,
and I had this epiphany that they weren't paying me for my acting,
for God's sake, but to own me.
And from then on, it became clear and an awful lot easier to deal with.
- Angela Carter

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

Where ambition can cover its enterprises,
even to the person himself, under the appearance of principle,
it is the most incurable and inflexible of passions.
- Angela Carter

My mother learned that she was carrying me at about
the same time the Second World War was declared;
with the family talent for magic realism,
she once told me she had been to the doctor's on the very day.
- Angela Carter

Art need no longer be an account of past sensations.
It can become the direct organization of more highly evolved sensations.
It is a question of producing ourselves,
not things that enslave us.
- Angela Carter

A book is simply the container of an idea like a bottle;
what is inside the book is what matters.
- Angela Carter

If the Barbarians are destroyed, who will we then be
able to blame for the bad things?
- Angela Carter

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

Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself.
You bring to a novel, anything you read,
all your experience of the world.
You bring your history and you read it in your own terms.
- Angela Carter

Mother goddesses are just as silly a notion as father gods.
If a revival of the myths of these cults gives woman emotional satisfaction,
it does so at the price of obscuring the real conditions of life.
This is why they were invented in the first place.
- Angela Carter

In a secular age, an authentic miracle must purport to be a hoax,
in order to gain credit in the world.
- Angela Carter

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

Nostalgia, the vice of the aged.
We watch so many old movies our memories come in monochrome.
- Angela Carter

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

No man will ever carry out of the Presidency
the reputation which carried him into it.
- Thomas Jefferson

No real social change has ever been brought about without a revolution...
revolution is but thought carried into action.
- Emma Goldman

The deliberate and deadly attacks which were carried
out yesterday against our country were more than acts of terror.
They were acts of war.
- George W. Bush

For her fifth wedding, the bride wore black and carried a scotch and soda.
- Phyllis Battelle

The richest most meaningful stories are found in small places:
made,
carried, crafted, told, and retold by apparently unimportant people.
- Louise Brown

For several days after my first book was published,
I carried it about in my pocket and took surreptitious
peeps at it to make sure the ink had not faded.
- James M. Barrie

Doing these parts is not fun.
It's challenging, but no fun.
It's creepy.
I would rather play the guy that throws the touchdown
pass and gets carried off the field.
- Alec Baldwin

People who relieve others of their money with guns are called robbers.
It does not alter the immorality of the act when the
income transfer is carried out by government.
- Cal Thomas

The Vichy government was under occupation and carried
out the orders of the German occupier.
- Jean-Marie Le Pen

If worms carried pistols, birds wouldn't eat 'em.
- Darrell Royal

IT has been observed by several gentlemen,
in vindication of this motion, that if it should be carried,
neither my life, liberty, nor estate will be affected.
- Robert Walpole

Martin Luther King, Jr. didn't carry just a piece of
cloth to symbolize his belief in racial equality;
he carried the American flag.
- Adrian Cronauer

You will not be carried to Heaven lying at ease upon a feather bed.
- Samuel Rutherford

The revolution is carried out by means of one's thought,
not through one's family background.
- Kim Jong Il

These poor wretches were stolen from their homes,
carried to a strange country, and sold to servitude,
from which they sought to escape on the first occasion which offered.
- Philip Hone

I get drunk writing words.
I don't drink or do drugs, but I get so carried away
with writing that I get inebriated from it.
- John Shirley

I carried through well with my tennis.
I got the respect by usage of the tennis racket.
- Gabriela Sabatini

I venture to say no war can be long carried on against the will of the people.
- Edmund Burke

I believe that movements to suppress wrongs can be
carried out under the protection of our flag.
- Mary Harris Jones

Vatican II was a force that seized the mind of the
Roman Catholic Church and carried it across centuries
from the 13th to the 20th.
- Lance Morrow

The best advice he gave me was to carry on.
It would have been difficult to set foot back inside
a TV studio if I hadn't carried on -
I don't know if I would have ever gone back in.
- Cilla Black

Surround yourself with the best people you can find,
delegate authority, and don't interfere as long as
the policy you've decided upon is being carried out.
- Ronald Reagan

It's been the work that has carried me and I never
wanted to rest on my laurels or go back and do what I done before.
- David Cassidy

I'm most at home on the stage.
I was carried onstage for the first time when I was six months old.
- Alan Alda

Sex is a conversation carried out by other means.
If you get on well out of bed, half the problems of bed are solved.
- Peter Ustinov

The kindness and affection from the public have carried
me through some of the most difficult periods,
and always your love and affection have eased the journey.
- Princess Diana

In every age there has been a stream of popular opinion
that has carried all before it,
and given a family character, as it were,
to the century.
- Mary Wollstonecraft

People here in Los Angeles are disgusted now about
a sex scandal involving Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Apparently for seven years, he carried on a sexual
relationship with his own wife.
- Craig Kilborn

Every political good carried to the extreme must be productive of evil.
- Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Promises are like crying babies in a theater,
they should be carried out at once.
- Norman Vincent Peale

I carried out my orders until arrested.
I had no sense that I was spying, and I ask that this
be taken into account in deciding my verdict.
- Witold Pilecki

Simultaneous recording with superimposed ionization
chambers and Wilson chambers,
ionization chambers and sets of counting tubes,
has not yet been carried out.
- Victor Francis Hess

Everything must be carried out in extreme sobriety.
- Gabriele Nanni

We did it together.
Not one individual carried this team.
- Troy Vincent

Therefore it is essential that some means should be
sought whereby the work of the nation may be carried
on without constant yet at present necessary dislocation.
- James Larkin

Whenever a youth is ascertained to possess talents
meriting an education which his parents cannot afford,
he should be carried forward at the public expense.
- James Madison

Stem cell research must be carried out in an ethical
manner in a way that respects the sanctity of human life.
- John Boehner


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