Angela Carter

1940 - 1992

A Quote by Angela Carter on opinion, angels, higher primates, culture, and scars

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 (1940 - 1992)

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A Quote by Angela Carter on bankers, emotion, life, and parenthood

We do not go to bed in single pairs; even if we choose not to refer to them, we still drag there with us the cultural impedimenta of our social class, our parents' lives, our bank balances, our sexual and emotional expectations, our whole biographies-all the bits and pieces of our unique existences.

Angela Carter (1940 - 1992)

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A Quote by Angela Carter on beginning, curiosity, justice, knowledge, life, preparation, questions, theory, time, and trying

There's a theory, one I find persuasive, that the quest for knowledge is, at bottom, the search for the answer to the question: "Where was I before I was born." In the beginning was . . . what? Perhaps, in the beginning, there was a curious room, a room like this one, crammed with wonders; and now the room and all it contains are forbidden you, although it was made just for you, had been prepared for you since time began, and you will spend all your life trying to remember it.

Angela Carter (1940 - 1992)

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A Quote by Angela Carter on capitalism, growth, and women

Women's sexy underwear is a minor but significant growth industry of late-twentieth-century Britain in the twilight of capitalism.

Angela Carter (1940 - 1992)

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A Quote by Angela Carter on books, experience, history, novelty, reading, world, and writing

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 (1940 - 1992)

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A Quote by Angela Carter on angels and culture

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 (1940 - 1992)

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A Quote by Angela Carter on needs

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There are lots of things that you can brush under the carpet about yourself until you're faced with somebody whose needs won't be put off.

Angela Carter (1940 - 1992)

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A Quote by Angela Carter on rules

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

Angela Carter (1940 - 1992)

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A Quote by Angela Carter on cleverness, confidence, and experience

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 (1940 - 1992)

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A Quote by Angela Carter on men, men and women, and women

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

Angela Carter (1940 - 1992)

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