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Susan Sontag Quotes
Brief author info: Susan Sontag (1933- ) American essayist and novelist.
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Norman Mailer in his writings is ultimately more concerned with success than with danger; danger is only a means to success.
The highest vocation of photography is to explain man to man.
The felt unreliability of human experience brought about by the inhuman acceleration of historical change has led every sensitive modern mind to the recording of some kind of nausea, of intellectual vertigo.
The only interesting answers are those which destroy the questions.
A photograph is not only an image ... it is also a trace, something directly stencilled off the real, like a footprint or a death mask.
Instead of just recording reality, photographs have become the norm for the way things appear to us, thereby changing the very idea of reality and of realism.
To collect photographs is to collect the world.
A photograph comes into being, as it is seen, all at once.
Is it the obligation of great art to be continually interesting? I think not.
Bleak factory buildings and billboard-cluttered avenues look as beautiful, through the camera's eye, as churches and pastoral landscapes.
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