Quotes by Camille Paglia

Camille Paglia

Camille Paglia

American academic and social critic

Alive from: 1947-

Category: Media

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    Repression is an evolutionary adaptation permitting us to function under the burden of our expanded consciousness. For what we are conscious of could drive us mad.
    Source: Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson (1990)
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    Running to Mommy and Daddy on the campus grievance committee is unworthy of strong women.
    Source: Sex, Art and American Culture : New Essays (1992)
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    Sade has barely made a dent on American academic consciousness. It is his violence far more than his sex which is so hard for liberals to accept. For Sade, sex is violence. Violence is the authentic spirit of mother nature.
    Source: Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson (1990)
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    Sedgwick has managed to convert pedestrian critical skills and little discernible knowledge in history, philosophy, psychology, art or even pre-modern literature into a lucrative academic career.
    Source: Sex, Art and American Culture : New Essays (1992)
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    Sexual freedom, sexual liberation. A modern delusion. We are hierarchical animals. Sweep one hierarchy away, and another will take its place, perhaps less palatable than the first.
    Source: Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson (1990)
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    Society is a system of inherited forms reducing our humiliating passivity to nature. We may alter these forms, slowly or suddenly, but no change in society will change nature.
    Source: Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson (1990)
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    Sotomayor's vainglorious lecture bromide about herself as "a wise Latina" trumping white men is a vulgar embarrassment - a vestige of the bad old days of male-bashing feminism.
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    Teenage boys, goaded by their surging hormones run in packs like the primal horde. They have only a brief season of exhilarating liberty between control by their mothers and control by their wives.
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    Television is actually closer to reality than anything in books. The madness of TV is the madness of human life.
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    The airheads of Congress will keep their own plush healthcare plan - it's the rest of us guinea pigs who will be thrown to the wolves.
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    The artist makes art not to save mankind but to save himself. Every benevolent comment by an artist is a fog to cover his tracks, the bloody trail of his assault against reality and others.
    Source: Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson (1990)
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    The born-yesterday French-besotted faddists, addicted sniffers of wet printer's ink, think they're starting on the ground floor; so they're condemned to another hundred years of trial and error. The rest of us can safely ignore them.
    Source: Sex, Art and American Culture : New Essays (1992)
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    The capitalist distribution network, a complex chain of factory, transport, warehouse and retail outlet, is one of the greatest male accomplishments in the history of culture.
    Source: Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson (1990)
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    The damage done to U.S. prestige by the feckless, buffoonish George W. Bush will take years to repair.
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    The female body is a chthonian machine, indifferent to the spirit who inhabits it.
    Source: Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson (1990)
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