The best Quotations


The writer is either a practicing recluse or a delinquent, guilt-ridden one; or both. usually both.
- Susan Sontag

Unfortunately, moral beauty in art - like physical beauty in a person - is extremely perishable. it is nowhere so durable as artistic or intellectual beauty. moral beauty has a tendency to decay very rapidly into sententiousness or untimeliness.
- Susan Sontag

Using a camera appeases the anxiety which the work-driven feel about not working when they are on vacation and supposed to be having fun. they have something to do that is like a friendly imitation of work: they can take pictures.
- Susan Sontag

Victims suggest innocence. and innocence, by the inexorable logic that governs all relational terms, suggests guilt.
- Susan Sontag

War-making is one of the few activities that people are not supposed to view ''realistically;'' that is, with an eye to expense and practical outcome. in all-out war, expenditure is all-out, unprudent - war being defined as an emergency in which no sacrifice is excessive.
- Susan Sontag

We live under continual threat of two equally fearful, but seemingly opposed, destinies: unremitting banality and inconceivable terror. it is fantasy, served out in large rations by the popular arts, which allows most people to cope with these twin specters.
- Susan Sontag

What is most beautiful in virile men is sometimes feminine; what is most beautiful in feminine women is something masculine.
- Susan Sontag

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

With the modern diseases (once tb, now cancer) the romantic idea that the disease expresses the character is invariably extended to assert that the character causes the disease - because it has not expressed itself. passion moves inward, striking and blighting the deepest cellular recesses.
- Susan Sontag


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Quotation Honest people will respect us for our merit: the public, for our luck. - writer
Quotation Tolerance implies no lack of commitment to one's own beliefs. Rather it condemns the oppression or persecution of others. - writer
Quotation Nothing more detestable does the earth produce than an ungrateful man. - writer
Quotation The general interest of the masses might take the place of the insight of genius if it were allowed freedom of action. - writer
Quotation If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other. - writer
Quotation You'll never get mixed up if you simply tell the truth. Then you don't have to remember what you have said, and you never forget what you have said. - writer