Camille Paglia Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Camille Paglia quotes, Camille Paglia sayings, and Camille Paglia proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

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. Camille Paglia
The so-called miracle of birth is nature getting her own way. Camille Paglia
Women are in league with each other, a secret conspiracy of hearts and pheromones. Camille Paglia
It's so tiring to make love to women, it takes forever. I'm too lazy to be a lesbian. Camille Paglia
Modern bodybuilding is ritual, religion, sport, art, and science, awash in Western chemistry and mathematics. Defying nature, it surpasses it. Camille Paglia
Pursuit and seduction are the essence of sexuality. It's part of the sizzle. Camille Paglia
Television is actually closer to reality than anything in books. The madness of TV is the madness of human life. Camille Paglia
Society is an artificial construction, a defense against nature's power. Camille Paglia
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. Camille Paglia
Political correctness represents the fossilized institutionalization of once-vital revolutionary ideas, which have become mere rote formulas. It is repressively Stalinist, dependent on a labyrinthine, parasitic bureaucracy to enforce its empty dictates. Camille Paglia
Ballet is the body rising. Ballet is ceremonial and hieratic. Its disdain for the commonplace material world is the source of its authority and glamour. Camille Paglia
Modernization means Westernization. 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
Television is actually closer to reality than anything in books. The madness of TV is the madness of human life. Camille Paglia
The thrill of terror is passive, masochistic, and implicitly feminine. It is imaginative submission to overwhelming superior force. Camille Paglia
Promiscuity in men may cheapen love but sharpen thought. Promiscuity in women is illness, a leakage of identity. Camille Paglia
Every month, it is woman's fate to face the abyss of time and being, the abyss which is herself. Camille Paglia
Academic Marxists, with their elitist sense of superiority to popular taste, are the biggest snobs in America. Camille Paglia
Academic Marxism is a fantasy world, and unctuous compassion-sweepstakes, into which real workers or peasants never penetrate. Camille Paglia
The Gothic tradition was begun by Ann Radcliffe, a rare example of a woman creating an artistic style. 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 you must take charge, you must take over, you are responsible. Camille Paglia
The male orientation of classical Athens was inseparable from its genius. Athens became great not despite but because of its misogyny. Camille Paglia
Feminism has tried to dismiss the femme fatale as a misogynist libel, a hoary cliche. But the femme fatale expresses woman's ancient and eternal control of the sexual realm. The specter of the femme fatale stalks all of men's relationships with women. Camille Paglia
The mystique of the femme fatale cannot be perfectly translated into male terms. Camille Paglia
What feminism calls patriarchy is simply civilization, an abstract system designed by men but augmented and now co-owned by women. Camille Paglia
Education has become a prisoner of contemporaneity. It is the past, not the dizzy present, that is the best door to the future. Camille Paglia
Feminism has become a catch-all vegetable drawer where bunches of clingy sob sisters can store their moldy neuroses. Camille Paglia
Every year, feminists provide more and more evidence for the old charge that women can neither think nor write. Camille Paglia
It is capitalist America that produced the modern independent woman. Never in history have women had more freedom of choice in regard to dress, behavior, career, and sexual orientation. Camille Paglia
Women are in league with each other, a secret conspiracy of hearts and pheromones. Camille Paglia