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Susan Sontag Quote: “One criticizes in others what one recognizes and despises in oneself. For example, an artist who is revolted by another’s ambitiousness.”
Susan Sontag Quote: “Experiences aren’t pornographic; only images and representations – structures of the imagination – are.”
Susan Sontag Quote: “The truth is always something that is told, not something that is known. If there were no speaking or writing, there would be no truth about anything. There would only be what is.”
Susan Sontag Quote: “One set of messages of the society we live in is: Consume. Grow. Do what you want. Amuse yourselves.”
Susan Sontag Quote: “The traditional metaphor for a spiritual investigation is that of the voyage or the journey. From this image I must dissociate myself. I do not consider myself a voyager, I have preferred to stand still.”
Susan Sontag Quote: “All photographs aspire to the condition of being memorable – that is, unforgettable.”
Susan Sontag Quote: “She felt herself needing more and more sleep. When she awoke in the morning, she thought of when she might lie down again – and when she would sleep. She started going to the movies.”
Susan Sontag Quote: “Even more than comparing society to a family, comparing it to a body makes an authoritarian ordering of society seem inevitable, immutable.”
Susan Sontag Quote: “Surrealism can only deliver a reactionary judgment; can make out of history only an accumulation of oddities, a joke, a death trip.”
Susan Sontag Quote: “An important job of the critic is to savage what is mediocre or meretricious.”
Susan Sontag Quote: “Along with people who pretty themselves for the camera, the unattractive and the disaffected have been assigned their beauty.”
Susan Sontag Quote: “Societies need to have one illness which becomes identified with evil, and attaches blame to its victims.”
Susan Sontag Quote: “A fiction about soft or easy deaths is part of the mythology of most diseases that are not considered shameful or demeaning.”
Susan Sontag Quote: “Fear of sexuality is the new, disease-sponsored register of the universe of fear in which everyone now lives.”
Susan Sontag Quote: “Nature in America has always been suspect, on the defensive, cannibalized by progress. In America, every specimen becomes a relic.”
Susan Sontag Quote: “The “happening” operates by creating an asymmetrical network of surprises, without climax or consummation, this is the alogism of dreams rather than the logic of most art.”
Susan Sontag Quote: “All memory is individual, unreproducible – it dies with each person. What is called collective memory is not a remembering but a stipulating: that this is important, and this is the story about how it happened, with the pictures that lock the story in our minds.”
Susan Sontag Quote: “My ignorance is not charming.”
Susan Sontag Quote: “The ideology of capitalism makes us all into connoisseurs of liberty – of the indefinite expansion of possibility.”
Susan Sontag Quote: “Photographs that depict suffering shouldn’t be beautiful, as captions shouldn’t moralize.”
Susan Sontag Quote: “Writing is a mysterious activity.”
Susan Sontag Quote: “AIDS obliges people to think of sex as having, possibly, the direst consequences: suicide. Or murder.”
Susan Sontag Quote: “Few ever see what is not already inside their heads.”
Susan Sontag Quote: “Serious fiction writers think about moral problems practically. They tell stories. They narrate. They evoke our common humanity in narratives with which we can identify, even though the lives may be remote from our own. They stimulate our imagination. The stories they tell enlarge and complicate – and, therefore, improve – our sympathies. They educate our capacity for moral judgment.”
Susan Sontag Quote: “Pleasure of tragedy is vicarious suicide.”
Susan Sontag Quote: “Bleak factory buildings and billboard-cluttered avenues look as beautiful, through the camera’s eye, as churches and pastoral landscapes.”
Susan Sontag Quote: “Why wouldn’t you write to escape yourself as much as you might write to express yourself? It’s far more interesting to write about others.”
Susan Sontag Quote: “Courage is morally neutral.”
Susan Sontag Quote: “I like watching people, but I don’t like talking to them, dealing with them, pleasing them, or offending them.”
Susan Sontag Quote: “Literature usually begets literature.”
Susan Sontag Quote: “It is intolerable to have one’s sufferings twinned with anybody else’s.”
Susan Sontag Quote: “Do stuff. Be clenched, curious. Not waiting for inspiration’s shove or society’s kiss on your forehead.”
Susan Sontag Quote: “Photographs shock insofar as they show something novel.”
Susan Sontag Quote: “One can know worlds one has not experienced, choose a response to life that has never been offered, create an inwardness utterly strong and fruitful.”
Susan Sontag Quote: “It is the action of bodies on bodies, not bodies on minds, which the crowd enjoys.”
Susan Sontag Quote: “To photograph people is to violate them as they never see themselves, by having knowledge of them they can never have; it turns people into objects that can be symbolically possessed.”
Susan Sontag Quote: “You have to create your own space which has a lot of silence in it and a lot of books.”
Susan Sontag Quote: “Loeb has been doing wonderfully patient work, exploring the American conscience from the inside. I regard him as something of a national treasure.”
Susan Sontag Quote: “With more people, there are more voices to tune out.”
Susan Sontag Quote: “Perhaps the only people with the right to look at images of suffering of this extreme order are those who could do something to alleviate it – say, the surgeons at the military hospital where the photograph was taken – or those who could learn from it. The rest of us are voyeurs, whether or not we mean to be.”
Susan Sontag Quote: “A photograph comes into being, as it is seen, all at once.”
Susan Sontag Quote: “On the level of simple sensation and mood, making love surely resembles an epileptic fit at least as much as, if not more than, it does eating a meal or conversing with someone.”
Susan Sontag Quote: “The single most amazing phenomenon is the discrediting of idealism.”
Susan Sontag Quote: “It is a view of suffering, of the pain of others, that is rooted in religious thinking, which links pain to sacrifice, sacrifice to exaltation – a view that could not be more alien to a modern sensibility, which regards suffering as something that is a mistake or an accident or a crime. Something to be fixed. Something to be refused. Something that makes one feel powerless.”
Susan Sontag Quote: “Each of us carries a room within ourselves, waiting to be furnished and peopled, and if you listen closely, you may need to silence everything in your own room, you can hear the sounds of that other room inside your head.”
Susan Sontag Quote: “Philosophy is an art form – art of thought or thought as art.”
Susan Sontag Quote: “Is it the obligation of great art to be continually interesting? I think not.”
Susan Sontag Quote: “The only ideals allowed are healthy ones – those everyone may aspire to, or comfortably imagine oneself possessing.”
Susan Sontag Quote: “Etymologically, ‘patient’ means sufferer.”
Susan Sontag Quote: “War has been the norm and peace the exception.”
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