Camille Paglia Quotes

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Camille Anna Paglia is an American academic and social critic.

Born April 02, 1947

Best 11 Quotes by Camille Paglia

“Art is something out of the ordinary commenting on the ordinary.”

Camille Paglia

“Charisma is the numinous aura around a narcissistic personality. It flows outward from a simplicity or unity of being and a composure and controlled vitality. There is gracious accommodation, yet commanding impersonality. Charisma is the radiance produced by the interaction of male and female elements in a gifted personality. The charismatic woman has a masculine force and severity. The charismatic man has an entrancing female beauty. Both are hot and cold, glowing with presexual self love.”

Camille Paglia

“Leaving sex to the feminists is like letting your dog vacation at the taxidermist.”

Camille Paglia

“Men have sacrificed and crippled themselves physically and emotionally to feed, house, and protect women and children. None of their pain or achievement is registered in feminist rhetoric, which portrays men as oppressive and callous exploiters.”

Camille Paglia

“The Earth is littered with the ruins of empires that believed they were eternal.”

Camille Paglia

“The prostitute is not, as feminists claim, the victim of men, but rather their conqueror, an outlaw, who controls the sexual channels between nature and culture.”

Camille Paglia

“We cannot have a world where everyone is a victim. "I'm this way because my father made me this way. I'm this way because my husband made me this way." Yes, we are indeed formed by traumas that happen to us. But then you must take charge, you must take over, you are responsible.”

Camille Paglia

“We must accept our pain, change what we can and laugh at the rest.”

Camille Paglia

"Break, Blow, Burn" Quotes

“Criticism at its best is re-creative, not spirit-killing.”

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Break, Blow, Burn

"Sexual Personae" Quotes

“Men chase by night those they will not greet by day.”

Camille Paglia
Sexual Personae

“Nature is always pulling the rug out from under our pompous ideals.”

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Sexual Personae