Quotes by Camille Paglia

Camille Paglia

Camille Paglia

American academic and social critic

Alive from: 1947-

Category: Media

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    If Obama fails to win reelection, let the blame be first laid at the door of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, who at a pivotal point threw gasoline on the flames by comparing angry American citizens to Nazis.
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    Imperialism and slavery are no white male monopoly, but are everywhere from Egypt, Assyria, and Persia to India, China and Japan.
    Source: Sex, Art and American Culture : New Essays (1992)
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    In every premenstrual woman struggling to govern her temper, sky-cult wars again with earth-cult.
    Source: Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson (1990)
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    In high school in the early Sixties, I dreamed of intellectual work by women that would match the highest male standards and set men on their ear. A lot of women have done a lot of academic work since then, but most of them fall short of that standard.
    Source: Sex, Art and American Culture : New Essays (1992)
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    In insisting, for political purposes, on a sharp division between gay and straight, gay activism, like much of feminism, has become as rigid and repressive as the old order it sought to replace.
    Source: Sex, Art and American Culture : New Essays (1992)
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    In the beginning was nature. The background from which and against our ideas of God were formed, nature remains the supreme moral problem. We cannot hope to understand sex and gender until we clarify our attitude toward nature. Sex is a subset to nature. Sex is the natural in man.
    Source: Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson (1990) Opening sentence, p. 1
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    In the theory of gender I began from zero. There is no masculine power or privilege I did not covet. But slowly, step by step, decade by decade, I was forced to acknowledge that even a woman of abnormal will cannot escape her hormonal identity.
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    In today's impoverished dialogue, critiques of liberalism are often naively called conservative, as if twenty-five hundred years of Western intellectual tradition presented no other alternatives.
    Source: Sex, Art and American Culture : New Essays (1992)
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    It is capitalist America that produced the modern independent woman. Never in history have women had more freedom of choice in regard to dress, behavior, career, and sexual orientation.
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    It is no coincidence that while some major female artists have married, very few have borne children. The issue is not conservation of energy but imaginative integrity. Art is its own self-swelling, proof that the mind is greater than the body.
    Source: Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson (1990)
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    It is not male hatred of women but male fear of women that is the great universal.
    Source: Vamps and Tramps (1994)
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    It's these guys in the Ivy League schools who get used to obeying women. They're sedentary guys. It's ironic that you're getting the biggest bitching about men from the schools where the men are just eunuchs and bookworms.
    Source: Sex, Art and American Culture : New Essays (1992)
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    Jesus was a brilliant Jewish stand-up comedian, a phenomenal improviser. His parables are great one-liners.
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    Judaism's campaign to make divinity invisible has never fully succeeded. Images are always eluding moral control, creating the brilliant western art tradition. Idolatry is fascism of the eye. The western eye will be served, with or without the consent of conscience.
    Source: Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson (1990)
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    Lacan is a tyrant who must be driven from our shores. Narrowly trained English professors who know nothing of art history or popular culture think they can just wade in with Lacan and trash everything in sight.
    Source: Sex, Art and American Culture : New Essays (1992)
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