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Mother goddesses are just as silly a notion as father gods. If a revival of the myths of these cults read more

Mother goddesses are just as silly a notion as father gods. If a revival of the myths of these cults gives woman emotional satisfaction, it does so at the price of obscuring the real conditions of life. This is why they were invented in the first place.

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Language is power, life and the instrument of culture, the instrument of domination and liberation.

Language is power, life and the instrument of culture, the instrument of domination and liberation.

by Angela Carter Found in: Language Quotes,
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If Miss means respectably unmarried, and Mrs. respectably married, then Ms. means nudge, nudge, wink, wink.

If Miss means respectably unmarried, and Mrs. respectably married, then Ms. means nudge, nudge, wink, wink.

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The kind of power mothers have is enormous. Take the skyline of Istanbul -- enormous breasts, pathetic little willies, a read more

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.

by Angela Carter Found in: Men and women Quotes,
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Drosselmeier had unwittingly exposed himself to an overdose of reality, and it had destroyed his reason.

Drosselmeier had unwittingly exposed himself to an overdose of reality, and it had destroyed his reason.

by Angela Carter Found in: Surrealism Quotes,
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Fine art, that exists for itself alone, is art in a final state of impotence. If nobody, including the artist, read more

Fine art, that exists for itself alone, is art in a final state of impotence. If nobody, including the artist, acknowledges art as a means of knowing the world, then art is relegated to a kind of rumpus room of the mind and the irresponsibility of the artist and the irrelevance of art to actual living becomes part and parcel of the practice of art.

by Angela Carter Found in: Art and artists Quotes,
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In the mythic schema of all relations between men and women, man proposes, and woman is disposed of.

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

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