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Susan Sontag

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My library is an archive of longings.

— Susan Sontag

#library #longing #books

To paraphrase several sages: Nobody can think and hit someone at the same time.

— Susan Sontag

#sages #thinking #violence #pain

Interpretation is the revenge of the intellectual upon art.

— Susan Sontag

#intellectual #interpretation #revenge #upon

Today everything exists to end in a photograph.

— Susan Sontag


Sanity is a cozy lie.

— Susan Sontag

#lie #sanity

Depression is melancholy minus its charms.

— Susan Sontag

#melancholy #metaphor

The likelihood that your acts of resistance cannot stop the injustice does not exempt you from acting in what you sincerely and reflectively hold to be the best interests of your community.

— Susan Sontag

#change #resistance #society #trial #change

10 percent of any population is cruel, no matter what, and 10 percent is merciful, no matter what, and the remaining 80 percent can be moved in either direction.

— Susan Sontag

#humanity #mankind #mercy #mankind

A good book is an education of the heart. It enlarges your sense of human possibility what human nature is of what happens in the world. It's a creator of inwardness.

— Susan Sontag


The writer is either a practicing recluse or a delinquent, guilt-ridden one--or both. Usually both.

— Susan Sontag


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Ellen Lee accused Sontag of plagiarism when Lee discovered at least twelve passages in In America that were similar to or copied from passages in four other books about Helena Modjeska without attribution. The last two novels were set in the past which Sontag said gave her greater freedom to write in the polyphonic voice. She elevated Camp to the status of recognition with her widely-read 1964 essay Notes on 'Camp' which accepted Art as including common absurd and burlesque themes.

". Sontag was active in writing and speaking about or travelling to areas of conflict including during the Vietnam War and the Siege of Sarajevo. Beginning with the publication of her 1964 essay "Notes on 'Camp'" Sontag became an international cultural and intellectual celebrity.

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