Susan Sontag

Found 35 thoughts of Susan Sontag

"Camp" is a vision of the world in terms of style - but a particular style. It is the love of the exaggerated.

Susan Sontag

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

Interpretation is the revenge of the intellectual upon art.

Susan Sontag

The camera makes everyone a tourist in other people's reality, and eventually in one's own.

Susan Sontag

Lying is the most simple form of self-defence.

Susan Sontag

Surrealism is a bourgeois disaffection; that its militants thought it universal is only one of the signs that it is typically bourgeois.

Susan Sontag

A family's photograph album is generally about the extended family and, often, is all that remains of it.

Susan Sontag

AIDS obliges people to think of sex as having, possibly, the direst consequences: suicide. Or murder.

Susan Sontag

The becoming of man is the history of the exhaustion of his possibilities.

Susan Sontag

The problems of this world are only truly solved in two ways: by extinction or duplication.

Susan Sontag

Volume depends precisely on the writer's having been able to sit in a room every day, year after year, alone.

Susan Sontag

So successful has been the camera's role in beautifying the world that photographs, rather than the world, have become the standard of the beautiful.

Susan Sontag

Making social comment is an artificial place for an artist to start from. If an artist is touched by some social condition, what the artist creates will reflect that, but you can't force it.

Susan Sontag

Life is not significant details, illuminated by a flash, fixed forever. Photographs are.

Susan Sontag

What we need is to use what we have.

Susan Sontag

What is most beautiful in virile men is something feminine; what is most beautiful in feminine women is something masculine.

Susan Sontag

I was not looking for my dreams to interpret my life, but rather for my life to interpret my dreams.

Susan Sontag

The truth is balance. However the opposite of truth, which is unbalance, may not be a lie.

Susan Sontag

The painter constructs, the photographer discloses.

Susan Sontag

What pornography is really about, ultimately, isn't sex but death.

Susan Sontag

Science fiction films are not about science. They are about disaster, which is one of the oldest subjects of art.

Susan Sontag

In America, the photographer is not simply the person who records the past, but the one who invents it.

Susan Sontag

It is not altogether wrong to say that there is no such thing as a bad photograph - only less interesting, less relevant, less mysterious ones.

Susan Sontag

Sanity is a cozy lie.

Susan Sontag

The only interesting answers are those which destroy the questions.

Susan Sontag
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