Susan Sontag Quotes (170 quotes)
The Pornographic Imagination (1967)
“Much of modern art is devoted to lowering the threshold of what is terrible. By getting us used to what, formerly, we could not bear to see or hear, because it was too shocking, painful, or embarrassing, art changes morals.”
On Photography America, Seen Through Photographs, Darkly (1977)
“Illness is the night-side of life, a more onerous citizenship. Everyone who is born holds dual citizenship, in the kingdom of the well and in the kingdom of the sick.”
Illness as Metaphor preface (1978)
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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.