Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

Susan Sontag
(1933-____) born on
Jan 16
US "author, critic". "She was one of the most influential contemporary American critics, utilizing new sensibility to evaluate art."

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F
Books are funny little portable pieces of thought.

R
The best emotions to write out of are anger and fear or dread. . . . The least energizing emotion to write out of is admiration . . . because the basic feeling that goes with admiration is a passive contemplative mood.
A
"I was not looking for my dreams to interpret my life, but rather for my life to interpret my dreams."
N
"The basic unit for contemporary art is not the idea, but the analysis of and extension of sensations."
K
It is the nature of aphoristic thinking to be always in a state of concluding; a bid to have the final word is inherent in all powerful phrase-making.

 



Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F:  "In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994."
R: "Taped conversation, 1980; in "With William Burroughs: A Report from the Bunker," "On Writing," by Victor Bockris, 1981."
A: ""The Benefactor," 1963."
N: ""Against Interpretation," 1961."
K: ""Barthes: Selected Writings," "Writing Itself: On Roland Barthes," Introduction, 1982."


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