Susan Sontag

New York City, New York
Susan Sontag
New York City, New York

Quotes

11 November 2014
Boredom is just the reverse side of fascination: both depend on being outside rather than inside a situation, and one leads to the other.
11 November 2014
Any important disease whose causality is murky, and for which treatment is ineffectual, tends to be awash in significance.
11 November 2014
A large part of the popularity and persuasiveness of psychology comes from its being a sublimated spiritualism: a secular, ostensibly scientific way of affirming the primacy of "spirit" over matter.
11 November 2014
A family's photograph album is generally about the extended family—and, often, is all that remains of it.
11 November 2014
In America, the photographer is not simply the person who records the past, but the one who invents it.
11 November 2014
The taste for quotations (and for the juxtaposition of incongruous quotations) is a Surrealist taste.
11 November 2014
The past itself, as historical change continues to accelerate, has become the most surreal of subjects—making it possible ... to see a new beauty in what is vanishing.
11 November 2014
Camp is a vision of the world in terms of style—but a particular kind of style. It is the love of the exaggerated, the "off," of things-being-what-they-are-not.
11 November 2014
Anthropology has always struggled with an intense, fascinated repulsion towards its subject.... [The anthropologist] submits himself to the exotic to confirm his own inner alienation as an urban intellectual.
11 November 2014
Any critic is entitled to wrong judgments, of course. But certain lapses of judgment indicate the radical failure of an entire sensibility.

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