Paglia is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Camille Paglia (born 1947), American social critic, author and teacher
  • Francesco Paglia (1636–1700), Italian painter
  • Vincenzo Paglia (21st century), Roman Catholic bishop

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Famous quotes containing the word paglia:

    Man is not merely the sum of his masks. Behind the shifting face of personality is a hard nugget of self, a genetic gift.... The self is malleable but elastic, snapping back to its original shape like a rubber band. Mental illness is no myth, as some have claimed. It is a disturbance in our sense of possession of a stable inner self that survives its personae.
    —Camille Paglia (b. 1947)

    The 1990s, after the reign of terror of academic vandalism, will be a decade of restoration: restoration of meaning, value, beauty, pleasure, and emotion to art and restoration of art to its audience.
    —Camille Paglia (b. 1947)

    The visual is sorely undervalued in modern scholarship. Art history has attained only a fraction of the conceptual sophistication of literary criticism.... Drunk with self-love, criticism has hugely overestimated the centrality of language to western culture. It has failed to see the electrifying sign language of images.
    —Camille Paglia (b. 1947)