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
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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
“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’

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

“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
“Camp which knows itself to be Camp ('camping') is usually less satisfying.”
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’

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

“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

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
“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’

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
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
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“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

“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
“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
“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’

“That girl wasn’t who she wanted to. be anymore, but sometimes you don’t get to choose who you are.”
Margaux MacAllister

“After lots of lectures, warnings, punishments and so on, Eddy had decided to watch his step for a while.”
Michael P. Waite, Eddy and His Amazing Pet

“4. Thou shall attempt a staycation, even if thou detests the word staycation.
There are two types of people in the world. Those who will camp, and those who won't.
Those who fall in the former category need little encouragement to pack up their sleeping bag and a Kelly Kettle and head out into the countryside. The ones who wander freely clearing up after themselves can set up a tent anywhere they fancy, as long as they show respect.
This freedom to roam also lends itself well to the coorie movement. Braving the night-time chill around a fire with a furry friend at your feet and a hot chocolate in your hands after a day of toiling to create a coorie campsite is pretty special.
A caravan stay in Aberfeldy is a more realistic option for the extended family than schlepping abroad en masse.
Bonding time between grandparents and wee ones also gives mums and dads the chance for a gin on the banks of the River Tay before sundown.”
Gabriella Bennett, The Art of Coorie: How to Live Happy the Scottish Way

Steven Magee
“Stars really shine when camping!”
Steven Magee

“Does babygirl mean camp?”
Matty Healy

“Dear Mom and Dad,
This place is terrible. Each day I am subjected to countless atrocities. The food is spoiled and poisonous, and the drinking water is contaminated so there is an outbreak of typhoid. Our cabin collapsed last night in a typhoon, but don’t worry. Only one guy was killed.

It’s not all bad. I do have one friend, named Mike. He’s the one who pulled me out of the quicksand. I have to haul garbage every day, but there aren’t too many wild animals at the dump and I’ve only been bitten twice.

Mr. Warden, the director, is very nice, and he has a real social conscience. He hires only desperate criminals as counsellors. Our bunk counsellor, whose name is Chip, is a reformed axe-murderer on parole. He has red eyes and yells a lot and keeps an axe under his mattress.

Tonight is going to be really fun. Our cabin hasn’t been fixed yet, so we get to sleep in trees. I sure hope the typhoon doesn’t start up again.

I’ll be safe and sound so long as Algonkian Island doesn’t sink any further. …

P.S. If this letter looks messy it’s because I’m writing it while being chased by a bear.”
Gordon Korman, I Want to Go Home!

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