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Quotes by Camille Paglia
25 quotes by Camille Paglia
A serious problem in America is the gap between academe and the mass media, which is our culture. Professors of humanities, with all their leftist fantasies, have little direct knowledge of American life and no impact whatever on public policy.
Quote about country, culture, public, knowledge, immortality, life
All objects, all phases of culture are alive. They have voices. They speak of their history and interrelatedness. And they are all talking at once.
Quote about culture, objects, talking, history
Beauty is our weapon against nature, by it we make objects, giving them limit, symmetry, proportion. Beauty halts and freezes the melting flux of nature.
Quote about nature, beauty, limits, objects
Every man must define his identity against his mother. If he does not, he just falls back into her and is swallowed up.
Quote about man, identity, mother
Quote about opinion, help, talent
I believe that history has shape, order, and meaning; that exceptional men, as much as economic forces, produce change, and that passe abstractions like beauty, nobility, and greatness have a shifting but continuing validity.
Quote about history, greatness, force, beauty, order, change
Quote about civilization
If you live in rock and roll, as I do, you see the reality of sex, of male lust and women being aroused by male lust. It attracts women. It doesn't repel them.
Quote about music, rocks, reality, sex, being
Men know they are sexual exiles. They wander the earth seeking satisfaction, craving and despising, never content. There is nothing in that anguished motion for women to envy.
Quote about sex, wanderer, envy, earth, nothing
Modern bodybuilding is ritual, religion, sport, art, and science, awash in Western chemistry and mathematics. Defying nature, it surpasses it.
Quote about religion, bodybuilding, mathematics, sport, science, art, magic, nature
Out with stereotypes, feminism proclaims. But stereotypes are the west's stunning sexual personae, the vehicles of art's assault against nature. The moment there is imagination, there is myth.
Quote about woman, myth, sex, imagination, moment, art, magic, nature
Pornography is human imagination in tense theatrical action, its violations are a protest against the violations of our freedom by nature.
Quote about truth, action, imagination, nature, human imperfections
Quote about sex, seduction
Television is actually closer to reality than anything in books. The madness of TV is the madness of human life.
Quote about television, reality, books, human imperfections, human-nature, immortality, life
The 1990s, after the reign of terror of academic vandalism, will be a decade of restoration: restoration of meaning, value, beauty, pleasure, and emotion to art and restoration of art to its audience.
Quote about politics, emotions, art, magic, value, pleasure, beauty