Camp Quotes

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Rick Riordan
“It wasn’t easy looking dignified wearing a bed sheet and a purple cape.”
Rick Riordan, The Son of Neptune

Bill Bryson
“What on earth would I do if four bears came into my camp? Why, I would die of course. Literally shit myself lifeless.”
Bill Bryson, A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail

Rick Riordan
“Percy: I’ll walk down to the cabins and Connor and Travis are stealing stuff from the camp store, and Silena is arguing with Annabeth trying to give her a new makeover, and Clarisse is still sticking the new kids’ head into the toilets. It’s nice that some things never change.”
Rick Riordan, The Demigod Files

Armistead Maupin
“I felt very close to God.... My friends say that's because I was always on my knees.”
Armistead Maupin

John Waters
“There is right and there is wrong, I have NEVER been wrong.”
John Waters, Pink Flamingos and Other Filth: Three Screenplays

Brad Herzog
“As we age we begin to grasp at youthful bliss like a life raft in a sea of harsh reality.”
Brad Herzog, Turn Left At The Trojan Horse: A Would-Be Hero's American Odyssey

Dame Edna Everage
“Hello possums!”
Dame Edna Everage
tags: camp

Rick Yancey
“I’ll do whatever you say, Cassie,” he says helplessly. His eyes shine brighter than the stars overhead. “I understand why you have to go. If it were you inside that camp, I would go. A hundred thousand Silencers couldn’t stop me.”
He presses his lips against my ear and whispers low and fierce, as if he’s sharing the most important secret in the world, which maybe he is.
“It’s hopeless. And it’s stupid. It’s suicidal. But love is a weapon they have no answer for. They know how you think, but they can’t know what you feel.”
Not we. They.
A threshold has been crossed, and he isn’t stupid. He knows it’s the kind you can’t cross back over.”
Rick Yancey, The 5th Wave

Rick Riordan
“Somebody had messed with my favorite place in the world, and I was not... well, a happy camper.”
Rick Riordan, The Sea of Monsters

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Without the intense touch of nature, you can never fully freshen yourself! Go for a camping and there both your weary mind and your exhausted body will rise like a morning sun!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

Theodore Roosevelt
“Again, it was proposed that we should go up the mountains and make our camps there.”
Theodore Roosevelt, The Rough Riders

“I just feel stupid’
‘Not stupid,’ George says. ‘A romantic maybe. A dreamer.’
‘A theater kid,’ Ashley says.
‘But never stupid,’ George finishes.”
L.C. Rosen, Camp

Susan Sontag
“Time liberates the work of art from moral relevance, delivering it over to the Camp sensibility . . . Another effect: time contracts the sphere of banality. (Banality is, strictly speaking, always a category of the contemporary.) What was banal can, with the passage of time, become fantastic.”
Susan Sontag, Notes on Camp

Lailah Gifty Akita
“For the LORD your God walks in the midst of thy camp to deliver thee and to give up thine enemies before thee; therefore shall thy camp be holy; that he see no unclean thing in thee and turn away from you."Deuteronomy 23:14”
Lailah Gifty Akita

“A few of us always compared anything good to: ' Isn't it just like camp?' When we first got married, we asked each other, 'Was your honeymoon good?' 'Yeah. It was just like camp.”
Laurie Kahn, Harriet Tubman

Bernard Cornwell
“A sad, plangent music. In the British camp, Sharpe thought, they would be singing, but no one was singing here.”
Bernard Cornwell, Sharpe's Triumph

Dan Carr
“They take you. They treat you. They transform you.”
Dan Carr, New Horizons

Joey Comeau
“The moon landing is not bullshit,” Jane said quietly.

“The moon landing was faked,” Caitlin said. “Everybody knows that.”

“Fuck you! You were faked!” Jane said. She shoved Caitlin hard against the lockers.”
Joey Comeau, We are Become Pals

Antonio Heras
“25/mayo/1982
Hemos decidido crear un comando revolucionario, aunque todavía no sabemos para qué. Estamos Paco, Manolo, Esteban y yo. Yo soy Antonio. Por ahora somos solo cuatro, pero esperamos llegar a más de cien maricas para final de año.
(del relato 'Arriquitaun')”
Antonio Heras, La devoción inflamada

Elizabeth Strout
“They had somehow taken a group of women from the town through the (concentration) camps to show them what had been right there, and Tommy's brother said that although some of the women wept, some of them put their chins up, and looked angry, as if they refused to be made to feel bad.”
Elizabeth Strout, Anything Is Possible
tags: camp

“The sound of the airplanes is in the key of war. The thunder of the truck trains, the sputter of the motorcycles, the music of the bugles, and even the howling of the dogs are parts of the symphony of war.”
Clair Kenamore

Susan Sontag
“Camp taste is a kind of love, love for human nature. It relishes, rather than judges, the little triumphs and awkward intensities of "character.”
Susan Sontag, Against Interpretation and Other Essays

“I sent my son here [Hackshack] for camp. The plan was 2 weeks here and then go to another camp. When it was time for pickup at 5 (after an 8 hour day) he refused to leave. He would beg for "another 5 minutes". We ended up extending for the whole summer and he is now begging me to sign him up for after school classes. Mike & Gina (the owners) are amazing. I don't know what magic they do, but the environment they create is warm, nurturing, and welcoming. As a bonus--he learned a ton!”
Esti Prager

Susan Sontag
“It's not a love of the old as such. It's simply that the process of aging or deterioration provides the necessary detachment - or arouses a necessary sympathy.”
Susan Sontag

Susan Sontag
“Art Nouveau objects, typically, convert one thing into something else: the lighting fixtures in the form of flowering plants, the living room which is really a grotto. A remarkable example: the Paris Métro entrances designed by Hector Guimard in the late 1890s in the shape of cast-iron orchid stalks.”
Susan Sontag, Notes on Camp

Susan Sontag
“What is most beautiful in virile men is something feminine; what is most beautiful in feminine women is something masculine…”
Susan Sontag, Notes on Camp

Susan Sontag
“Camp sees everything in quotation marks. It's not a lamp, but a 'lamp'; not a woman, but a 'woman'.”
Susan Sontag, Notes on Camp

Susan Sontag
“Camp which knows itself to be Camp ('camping') is usually less satisfying.”
Susan Sontag, Notes on Camp

Susan Sontag
“Gaudi's lurid and beautiful buildings in Barcelona are Camp not only because of their style but because they reveal — most notably in the Cathedral of the Sagrada Familia — the ambition on the part of one man to do what it takes a generation, a whole culture to accomplish.”
Susan Sontag, Notes on Camp

Susan Sontag
“The connoisseur of Camp has found more ingenious pleasures. Not in Latin poetry and rare wines and velvet jackets, but in the coarsest, commonest pleasures, in the arts of the masses.”
Susan Sontag, Notes on Camp

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