Quotes from Wise Children

Angela Carter ·  240 pages

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“Stars on our door, stars in our eyes, stars exploding in the bits of our brains where the common sense should have been”
― Angela Carter, quote from Wise Children


“There was a house we all had in common and it was called the past, even though we'd lived in different rooms.”
― Angela Carter, quote from Wise Children


“Hope for the best, expect the worst.”
― Angela Carter, quote from Wise Children


“Comedy is tragedy that happens to other people.”
― Angela Carter, quote from Wise Children


“Our fingernails match our toenails, match our lipstick match our rouge...The habit of applying warpaint outlasts the battle.”
― Angela Carter, quote from Wise Children



“He was a lovely man in many ways. But he kept on insisting on forgiving me when there was nothing to forgive.”
― Angela Carter, quote from Wise Children


“A mother is always a mother, since a mother is a biological fact, whilst a father is a movable feast.”
― Angela Carter, quote from Wise Children


“Wars are facts we cannot fuck away, Perry; nor laugh away, either.”
― Angela Carter, quote from Wise Children


“The lovely Hazard girls', they used to call them. Huh. Lovely is as lovely does; if they looked like what they behave like, they'd frighten little children.”
― Angela Carter, quote from Wise Children


“...as if Hollywood were the name of the enchanted forest where you loose yourself and find yourself, again; the wood that changes you; the wood where you go mad; the wood where the shadows life longer than you do.”
― Angela Carter, quote from Wise Children



“...a great future behind him, already”
― Angela Carter, quote from Wise Children


“It doesn't matter if what happens next spoils everything; the anticipation itself is always pure.”
― Angela Carter, quote from Wise Children


“Sorridi in pubblico, piangi in pubblico, vivi in pubblico, crepa in pubblico. C'era, sui loro visi, un'emozione schietta, atipica per gli attori. Stasera erano al telegiornale. E' la cosa peggiore veder soffrire i propri figli.”
― Angela Carter, quote from Wise Children


“La commedia è una tragedia che capita agli altri.”
― Angela Carter, quote from Wise Children


“[...] certo, una madre è sempre una madre, perché è un fatto biologico, mentre un padre è una festa mobile.”
― Angela Carter, quote from Wise Children



About the author

Angela Carter
Born place: in Eastbourne, The United Kingdom
Born date May 7, 1940
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