Susan Sontag Quotes (170 quotes)
Against Interpretation and Other Essays (2013 edition), Penguin UK - ISBN: 9780141976471
“Science fiction films are not about science. They are about disaster, which is one of the oldest subjects of art.”
The Imagination of Disaster from Against Interpretation and Other Essays (1966), p. 212 - Against Interpretation and Other Essays (1966)
“So successful has been the camera's role in beautifying the world that photographs, rather than the world, have become the standard of the beautiful.”
The Heroism of Vision, p. 85 - On Photography (1977)
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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.
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“In relation to God, we are like a thief who has burgled the house of a kindly householder and been allowed to keep some of the gold. From the point of view of the lawful owner this gold is a gift; Form the point of view of the burglar it is a theft. He must go and give it back. It is the same with our existence. We have stolen a little of God's being to make it ours. God has made us a gift of it. But we have stolen it. We must return it.”