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."

Books are funny little portable pieces of thought.

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.
"I was not looking for my dreams to interpret my life, but rather for my life to interpret my dreams."
"The basic unit for contemporary art is not the idea, but the analysis of and extension of sensations."
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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