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Susan Sontag Quotes
Brief author info: Susan Sontag (1933- ) American essayist and novelist.
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Norman Mailer in his writings is ultimately more concerned with success than with danger; danger is only a means to success.
The only interesting answers are those which destroy the questions.
The highest vocation of photography is to explain man to man.
Instead of just recording reality, photographs have become the norm for the way things appear to us, thereby changing the very idea of reality and of realism.
The felt unreliability of human experience brought about by the inhuman acceleration of historical change has led every sensitive modern mind to the recording of some kind of nausea, of intellectual vertigo.
A photograph is not only an image ... it is also a trace, something directly stencilled off the real, like a footprint or a death mask.
Everyone who lives in an industrialized society is obliged gradually to give up the past, but in certain countries, such as the United States and Japan, the break with the past has been particularly traumatic.
Nobody ever discovered ugliness through photographs. But many, through photographs, have discovered beauty.
The possession of a camera can inspire something akin to lust. And like all credible forms of lust, it cannot be satisfied.
To collect photographs is to collect the world.
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