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"Comedy is tragedy that happens to other people."

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"The notion of a universality of human experience is a confidence trick and the notion of a universality of female experience is a clever confidence trick."

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"Women's sexy underwear is a minor but significant growth industry of late-twentieth-century Britain in the twilight of capitalism."

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"Midnight, and the clock strikes. It is Christmas Day, the werewolves birthday, the door of the solstice still wide enough open to let them all slink through."

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"I think it's one of the scars in our culture that we have too high an opinion of ourselves. We align ourselves with the angels instead of the higher primates."

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"I think the adjective post-modernist really means mannerist. Books about books is fun but frivolous."

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"There are lots of things that you can brush under the carpet about yourself until you're faced with somebody whose needs won't be put off."

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"The kind of power mothers have is enormous. Take the skyline of Istanbul -- enormous breasts, pathetic little willies, a final revenge on Islam. I was so scared I had to crouch in the bottom of the boat when I saw it."

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"Pornographers are the enemies of women only because our contemporary ideology of pornography does not encompass the possibility of change, as if we were the slaves of history and not its makers. Pornography is a satire on human pretensions."

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"The whore is despised by the hypocritical world because she has made a realistic assessment of her assets and does not have to rely on fraud to make a living. In an area of human relations where fraud is regular practice between the sexes, her honesty is regarded with a mocking wonder."

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"Fine art, that exists for itself alone, is art in a final state of impotence. If nobody, including the artist, acknowledges art as a means of ..."

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"Nothing is a matter of life and death except life and death."

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"The end of all stories, even if the writer forebears to mention it, is death, which is where time stops short. Sheherezade knew this, which is..."

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"We used chamber-pots a good deal.... My mother ... loved to repeat: 'When did the queen reign over China?' This whimsical and harmless scatolo..."

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"What is marriage but prostitution to one man instead of many?"

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