Susan Sontag Quotes

88 Susan Sontag quotes:

"What we need is to use what we have."
Author: Sontag Quotes Category: Action Quotes
"Life is not significant details, illuminated by a flash, fixed forever. Photographs are."
"Travel becomes a strategy for accumulating photographs."
"The painter constructs, the photographer discloses."
"The life of the creative man is lead, directed and controlled by boredom. Avoiding boredom is one of our most important purposes."
"Most people in this society who aren't actively mad are, at best, reformed or potential lunatics."
"The camera makes everyone a tourist in other people's reality, and eventually in one's own."
"The truth is balance. However the opposite of truth, which is unbalance, may not be a lie."
"It is not suffering as such that is most deeply feared but suffering that degrades."
"Volume depends precisely on the writer's having been able to sit in a room every day, year after year, alone."
"Existence is no more than the precarious attainment of relevance in an intensely mobile flux of past, present, and future."
"Books are funny little portable pieces of thought."
"Sanity is a cozy lie."
Author: Sontag Quotes Category: American Author Quotes Sanity Quotes
"To take a photograph is to participate in another person's mortality, vulnerability, mutability. Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time's relentless melt."
Author: Sontag Quotes Category: American Author Quotes Mortality Quotes
"Anything in history or nature that can be described as changing steadily can be seen as heading toward catastrophe."
"A family's photograph album is generally about the extended family and, often, is all that remains of it."
"The love of the famous, like all strong passions, is quite abstract. Its intensity can be measured mathematically, and it is independent of persons."
"AIDS occupies such a large part in our awareness because of what it has been taken to represent. It seems the very model of all the catastrophes privileged populations feel await them."
"The only interesting answers are those that destroy the questions."
"The problems of this world are only truly solved in two ways: by extinction or duplication."

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