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What is marriage but prostitution to one man instead of many? Angela Carter#Marriage 160
Angela Carter#Marriage 160
Pornographers are the enemies of women only because our contemporary ideology of pornography does not encompass the possibility of change, as if we were the slaves of history and not its makers. Pornography is a satire on human pretensions. Angela Carter#Pornography 75
Angela Carter#Pornography 75
In the mythic schema of all relations between men and women, man proposes, and woman is disposed of. Angela Carter#Between 73
Angela Carter#Between 73
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#Art 71
Angela Carter#Art 71
The bed is now as public as the dinner table and governed by the same rules of formal confrontation. Angela Carter#Sleep 70
Angela Carter#Sleep 70
The kind of power mothers have is enormous. Take the skyline of Istanbul -- enormous breasts, pathetic little willies, a final revenge on Islam. I was so scared I had to crouch in the bottom of the boat when I saw it. Angela Carter#Mother 69
Angela Carter#Mother 69
Hollywood... was the place where the United States perpetrated itself as a universal dream and put the dream into mass production. Angela Carter#Dream 58
Angela Carter#Dream 58
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#Dad 55
Angela Carter#Dad 55
Nothing is a matter of life and death except life and death. Angela Carter#death 55
Angela Carter#death 55
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#Age 55
Angela Carter#Age 55
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