Quotation by Susan Sontag

The best emotions to write out of are anger and fear or dread.... The least energizing emotion to write out of is admiration. It is very difficult to write out of because the basic feeling that goes with admiration is a passive contemplative mood.
Susan Sontag (b. 1933), U.S. essayist. Taped conversation (1980). "On Writing," Victor Bockris, With William Burroughs: A Report from the Bunker (1981).
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