Susan Sontag quotes

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In most modern instances, interpretation amounts to the philistine refusal to leave the work of art alone. Real art has the capaci ...
The aim of all commentary on art now should be to make works of art--and, by analogy, our own experience--more, rather than less, ...
In good films, there is always a directness that entirely frees us from the itch to interpret.
Ours is a culture based on excess, on overproduction; the result is a steady loss of sharpness in our sensory experience. All the ...
Interpretation is the revenge of the intellect upon art. Even more. It is the revenge of the intellect upon the world. To interpre ...
Great writers are either husbands or lovers. Some writers supply the solid virtues of a husband: reliability, intelligibility, gen ...
One set of messages of the society we live in is: Consume. Grow. Do what you want. Amuse yourselves. The very working of this econ ...
It is not suffering as such that is most deeply feared but suffering that degrades.
The taste for worst-case scenarios reflects the need to master fear of what is felt to be uncontrollable. It also expresses an ima ...
AIDS occupies such a large part in our awareness because of what it has been taken to represent. It seems the very model of all th ...
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