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Angela Carter

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

    • Angela Carter,
    • "Notes From the Front Line," in Michelene Wandor, ed., On Gender and Writing ()
  • Comedy is tragedy that happens to other people.

  • I know that whenever a group of women are gathered together, the grandmother always makes a phantom appearance, hovering above them.

    • Angela Carter,
    • in Jennifer Gates Hayes, ed., Pearls of Wisdom From Grandma ()
  • Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself ... You bring to a novel, anything you read, all your experience of the world. You bring your history and you read it in your own terms.

    • Angela Carter

Angela Carter, English writer

(1940 - 1992)