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Brief about Susan Sontag: By info that we know Susan Sontag was born at 1933-01-28. And also Susan Sontag is American Author.

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Victims suggest innocence. And innocence, by the inexorable logic that governs all relational terms, suggests guilt.

Tags: Guilt, Innocence, Logic

For those who live neither with religious consolations about death nor with a sense of death (or of anything else) as natural, death is the obscene mystery, the ultimate affront, the thing that cannot be controlled. It can only be denied.

Tags: Cannot, Death, Else

Life is not significant details, illuminated by a flash, fixed forever. Photographs are.

Tags: Details, Forever, Life

Most people in this society who aren't actively mad are, at best, reformed or potential lunatics.

Tags: Best, Mad, Society

The painter constructs, the photographer discloses.

Tags: Constructs, Painter

A fiction about soft or easy deaths is part of the mythology of most diseases that are not considered shameful or demeaning.

Tags: Easy, Fiction, Soft

AIDS obliges people to think of sex as having, possibly, the direst consequences: suicide. Or murder.

Tags: Aids, Possibly, Sex

Ambition, if it feeds at all, does so on the ambition of others.

Tags: Ambition, Feeds, Others

Any important disease whose causality is murky, and for which treatment is ineffectual, tends to be awash in significance.

Tags: Disease, Treatment, Whose

Anything in history or nature that can be described as changing steadily can be seen as heading toward catastrophe.

Tags: History, Nature, Seen

Existence is no more than the precarious attainment of relevance in an intensely mobile flux of past, present, and future.

Tags: Future, Past, Present

In the final analysis, style is art. And art is nothing more or less than various modes of stylized, dehumanized representation.

Tags: Art, Less, Style

It is not altogether wrong to say that there is no such thing as a bad photograph - only less interesting, less relevant, less mysterious ones.

Tags: Bad, Less, Wrong

It is not suffering as such that is most deeply feared but suffering that degrades.

Tags: Deeply, Feared, Suffering

Mallarme said that everything in the world exists in order to end in a book. Today everything exists to end in a photograph.

Tags: Book, End, Today

My idea of a writer: someone interested in everything.

Tags: Idea, Someone, Writer

Science fiction films are not about science. They are about disaster, which is one of the oldest subjects of art.

Tags: Art, Films, Science

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.

Tags: Beautiful, Become, Successful

Societies need to have one illness which becomes identified with evil, and attaches blame to its victims.

Tags: Blame, Evil, Illness

Surrealism is a bourgeois disaffection; that its militants thought it universal is only one of the signs that it is typically bourgeois.

Tags: Signs, Thought, Universal
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