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Susan Sontag

Datum narození: 16. leden 1933
Datum úmrtí: 28. prosinec 2004
Další jména: Susan Sontagová

Susan Sontagová, nepřechýleně Susan Sontag byla americká spisovatelka, teoretička fotografie, esejistka, publicistka, režisérka, aktivistka za lidská práva a kritička společenských poměrů a vlády USA.


„Bez mlčení jako protipólu by se celý systém jazyka velmi rychle zhroutil.“

„Příčetnost je pohodlná lež.“


„Zvrácenost je múza moderní literatury.“

„I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list.“

„My library is an archive of longings.“ As Consciousness is Harnessed to Flesh: Journals and Notebooks, 1964-1980

„Do stuff. be clenched, curious. Not waiting for inspiration's shove or society's kiss on your forehead. Pay attention. It's all about paying attention. attention is vitality. It connects you with others. It makes you eager. stay eager.“

„Attention is vitality. It connects you with others. It makes you eager. Stay eager.“

„To paraphrase several sages: Nobody can think and hit someone at the same time.“ Regarding the Pain of Others


„All photographs are memento mori. To take a photograph is to participate in another person’s (or thing’s) mortality, vulnerability, mutability. Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time’s relentless melt.“

„To photograph people is to violate them, by seeing them as they never see themselves, by having knowledge of them that they can never have; it turns people into objects that can be symbolically possessed. Just as a camera is a sublimation of the gun, to photograph someone is a subliminal murder - a soft murder, appropriate to a sad, frightened time.“ On Photography

„Today everything exists to end in a photograph.“

„Interpretation is the revenge of the intellectual upon art.“


„Depression is melancholy minus its charms.“ Illness as Metaphor

„Sanity is a cozy lie.“

„The only interesting answers are those which destroy the questions.“

„Never worry about being obsessive. I like obsessive people. Obsessive people make great art“

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