Susan Sontag Quotes (170 quotes)
As quoted in: TIME Magazine, Dec. 11, 1989, "Books: Of Cats, Myths and Pizza" by By Stefan Kanfer
“A family's photograph album is generally about the extended family and, often, is all that remains of it.”
"On Photography" (1977)
Against Interpretation (1964), p. 14 - Against Interpretation and Other Essays (1966)
“Although none of the rules for becoming more alive is valid, it is healthy to keep on formulating them.”
As quoted in: AR; American Review, Issues 18-19 (1973), p. 81
“Mallarme said that everything in the world exists in order to end in a book. Today everything exists to end in a photograph.”
On Photography (2011 edition), Macmillan - ISBN: 9781429957113
“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.”
The Benefactor (1963), Ch. 1, p. 1, Farrar, Straus and Giroux ISBN 0-312-42012-9
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Born: January 16, 1933
Died: December 28, 2004 (aged 71)
Occupation: Author, novelist, essayist
Bio: Susan Sontag was an American essayist, literary icon, and political activist whose works include On Photography, Against Interpretation, The Way We Live Now, and Regarding the Pain of Others.