Angela Carter’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

Ten of My Favourite Angela Carter Quotes 

Quotes, who doesn’t love a good quote? This series of articles we look at Top 10 Famous Quotes by Author Angela Carter, author quotes are always a challenge and fun to pick, with Angela Carter you will find my Ten favourites of Angela Carter’s quotes. 

Popular Quotes

“I desire therefore I exist.”
Angela Carter, The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman

 “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

“She herself is a haunted house. She does not possess herself; her ancestors sometimes come and peer out of the windows of her eyes and that is very frightening.”
― Angela Carter, The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories

 “The tiger will never lie down with the lamb; he acknowledges no pact that is not reciprocal. The lamb must learn to run with the tigers.”
― Angela Carter

 “I will tell you what Jeanne was like. She was like a piano in a country where everyone has had their hands cut off.”
― Angela Carter

 “Cities have sexes: London is a man, Paris a woman, and New York a well-adjusted transsexual.”
― Angela Carter

“Those are the voices of my brothers, darling; I love the company of wolves.”
― Angela Carter, Burning Your Boats: The Collected Short Stories

 “The child’s laughter is pure until he first laughs at a clown.”
― Angela Carter, Nights at the Circus

“I think I want to be in love with you but I don’t know how.”
― Angela Carter, The Magic Toyshop

“Anticipation is the greater part of pleasure.”
― Angela Carter, The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories

10 Famous Quotes by Author Angela Carter

So there you have it my Ten favourite quotes by Angela Carter, please comment below and share your favourite quotes by the fantastic author Angela Carter.  Furthermore, if you find any Authors not covered for there, top 10 quotes let me know and I will review their works and find some of their best quotes as has been done here for Angela Carter. 

One Final Bonus – Angela Carter Quote 

“When I saw him look at me with lust, I dropped my eyes but, in glancing away from him, I caught sight of myself in the mirror. And I saw myself, suddenly, as he saw me, my pale face, the way the muscles in my neck stuck out like thin wire. I saw how much that cruel necklace became me. And, for the first time in my innocent and confined life, I sensed in myself a potentiality for corruption that took my breath away.”

― Angela Carter, The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories

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