Camille Paglia Quotes

Most popular Camille Paglia Quotes

Teenage boys, goaded by their surging hormones ... run in packs like the primal horde.


If civilization had been left in female hands, we would still be living in grass huts.

women civilization

The comedian has to get a laugh from the audience, just the way a prostitute has to get an orgasm from the client.


Every man must define his identity against his mother.  If he does not, he just falls back into her and is swallowed up.

mothers and sons

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.


Cats are autocrats of naked self-interest.  They are both amoral and immoral, consciously breaking rules.  Their "evil" look at such times is no human projection.