The best Quotations


Pursuit and seduction are the essence of sexuality. it's part of the sizzle.
- Camille Paglia

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.
- Camille Paglia

Television is actually closer to reality than anything in books. the madness of tv is the madness of human life.
- Camille Paglia

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.
- Camille Paglia

The greatest honor that can be paid to the work of art, on its pedestal of ritual display, is to describe it with sensory completeness. we need a science of description. criticism is ceremonial revivification.
- Camille Paglia

The prostitute is not, as feminists claim, the victim of men but rather their conqueror, an outlaw who controls the sexual channel between nature and culture.
- Camille Paglia

The trauma of the sixties persuaded me that my generation's egalitarianism was a sentimental error. i now see the hierarchical as both beautiful and necessary. efficiency liberates; egalitarianism tangles, delays, blocks, deadens.
- Camille Paglia

There is no true expertise in the humanities without knowing all of the humanities. art is a vast, ancient interconnected web-work, a fabricated tradition. over-concentration on any one point is a distortion.
- Camille Paglia

We need a new kind of feminism, one that stresses personal responsibility and is open to art and sex in all their dark, unconsoling mysteries. the feminist of the fin de si?cle will be bawdy, streetwise, and on-the-spot confrontational, in the prankish sixties way.
- Camille Paglia

We should teach general ethics to both men and women, but sexual relationships themselves must not be policed. sex, like the city streets, would be risk-free only in totalitarian regimes.
- Camille Paglia

When anything goes, it's women who lose.
- Camille Paglia

Woman is the dominant sex. men have to do all sorts of stuff to prove that they are worthy of woman's attention.
- Camille Paglia

You have to accept the fact that part of the sizzle of sex comes from the danger of sex. you can be overpowered.
- Camille Paglia


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Quotation Music with dinner is an insult both to the cook and the violinist. - writer
Quotation I know every book of mine by its smell, and I have but to put my nose between the pages to be reminded of all sorts of things. - writer
Quotation There are very few people who are not ashamed of having been in love when they no longer love each other. - writer
Quotation So much of left-wing thought is a kind of playing with fire by people who don't even know that fire is hot. - writer
Quotation Not Chaos, not the darkest pit of lowest Erebus, nor aught of blinder vacancy, scooped out by help of dreams - can breed such fear and awe as fall upon us often when we look into our Minds, into the Mind of Man. - writer
Quotation Fill it up. I take as large draughts of liquor as I did of love. I hate a flincher in either. - writer