Angela Carter

British author

Lived from: 1940-1992

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

Quotes: Angela Carter

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    A book is simply the container of an idea like a bottle; what is inside the book is what matters.
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    A day without an argument is like an egg without salt.
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    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.
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    Anxiety is the beginning of conscience, which is the parent of the soul but is not compatible with innocence.
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    Comedy is tragedy that happens to other people.
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    Hollywood... was the place where the United States perpetrated itself as a universal dream and put the dream into mass production.
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    I haven't changed much, over the years. I use less adjectives, now, and have a kinder heart, perhaps.
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    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.
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    I think the adjective ''post-modernist'' really means ''mannerist.'' Books about books is fun but frivolous.
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    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.
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    If Miss means respectably unmarried, and Mrs. respectably married, then Ms. means nudge, nudge, wink, wink.
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    If the Barbarians are destroyed, who will we then be able to blame for the bad things?
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    In a secular age, an authentic miracle must purport to be a hoax, in order to gain credit in the world.
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    In the mythic schema of all relations between men and women, man proposes, and woman is disposed of.
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    Is not this whole world an illusion? And yet it fools everybody.
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