Quotations From SUSAN SONTAG
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In good films, there is always a directness that entirely frees us from the itch to interpret.Susan Sontag (b. 1933), U.S. essayist. repr. In Against Interpretation (1966). "Against Interpretation," sct. 7, Evergreen Review (Dec. 1964).
Existence is no more than the precarious attainment of relevance in an intensely mobile flux of past, present, and future.Susan Sontag (b. 1933), U.S. essayist. "'Thinking Against Oneself': Reflections on Cioran," Styles of Radical Will (1969).
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Pornography is a theatre of types, never of individuals.Susan Sontag (b. 1933), U.S. author. "The Pornographic Imagination," (1967).
Depression is melancholy minus its charmsthe animation, the fits.Susan Sontag (b. 1933), U.S. essayist. Illness As Metaphor, ch. 7 (1978).
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Mallarme said that everything in the world exists in order to end in a book. Today everything exists to end in a photograph.Susan Sontag (b. 1933), U.S. author. On Photography, ch. 1 (1977). Stephane Mallarme (1842-1898) was a French poet.
Silence remains, inescapably, a form of speech.Susan Sontag (b. 1933), U.S. author. "The Aesthetics of Silence," (1967).
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If an irreducible distinction between theatre and cinema does exist, it may be this: Theatre is confined to a logical or continuous use of space. Cinema ... has access to an alogical or discontinuous use of space.Susan Sontag (b. 1933), U.S. author. "Theatre and Film," (1966).
... the place we assign to pornography depends on the goals we set for our own consciousness, our own experience.Susan Sontag (b. 1933), U.S. author. "The Pornographic Imagination," (1967).
It is the nature of aphoristic thinking to be always in a state of concluding; a bid to have the final word is inherent in all powerful phrase-making.Susan Sontag (b. 1933), U.S. essayist. "Writing Itself: On Roland Barthes," introduction, Barthes: Selected Writings (1982).
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The photographer both loots and preserves, denounces and consecrates.Susan Sontag (b. 1933), U.S. essayist. On Photography, "Melancholy Objects," (1977).
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