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A day without an argument is like an egg without salt.
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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 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 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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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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Is not this whole world an illusion? And yet it fools everybody.
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It is, perhaps, better to be valued as an object of passion than never to be valued at all.
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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.
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My mother learned that she was carrying me at about the same time the Second World War was declared; with the family talent for magic realism, she once told me she had been to the doctor's on the very day.
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Nothing is a matter of life and death except life and death.
- Angela Carter Quote

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.
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Strangers used to gather together at the cinema and sit together in the dark, like Ancient Greeks participating in the mysteries, dreaming the same dream in unison.
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That is what I'm looking forward to the most, practical learning. I want to be a registered nurse so getting to talk to people who already work in those jobs can really teach me what to expect when I get out in the real world.
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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.
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To pin your hopes upon the future is to consign those hopes to a hypothesis, which is to say, a nothingness. Here and now is what we must contend with.
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Well, I have had some following in science fiction. I didnít read a lot of science fiction when I was younger, but there was a whole group of science fiction writers in Britain in the sixties, who really were doing very extraordinary things with the genre. They werenít writing about bug-eyed monsters and space at all. One of them, J. G. Ballard, coined this phrase, "inner space." I was quite profoundly affected by them. They are all still working, and Ballard is, I suppose, the most important. Michael Moorcock has written more books than anyone else in the history of the world, two shelves. It seemed to me, after reading these writers a lot, that they were writing about ideas, and that was basically what I was trying to do.
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What is marriage but prostitution to one man instead of many?
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Where ambition can cover its enterprises, even to the person himself, under the appearance of principle, it is the most incurable and inflexible of passions.
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Category: Literature Quotes
Occupation: Novelist
Date of Birth: May 7, 1940
Date of Death: February 16, 1992
Nationality: English





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