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Creative Quotations from . . .
Susan Sontag
(1933-2004) born on
Jan 16
US author, critic. She was one of the most influential contemporary American critics, utilizing new sensibility to evaluate art.
Existence is no more than the precarious attainment of relevance in an intensely mobile flux of past, present, and future.

Depression is melancholy minus its charms -- the animation, the fits.
Fear of sexuality is the new, disease-sponsored register of the universe of fear in which everyone now lives.
Fewer and fewer Americans possess objects that have a patina, old furniture, grandparents pots and pans -- the used things, warm with generations of human touch, essential to a human landscape.
I envy paranoids; they actually feel people are paying attention to them.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Styles of Radical Will," "Thinking Against Oneself': Reflections on Cioran," 1969.
R: "Illness As Metaphor," ch. 7, 1978.
A: "AIDS and Its Metaphors," ch. 7, 1989.
N: "On Photography," "Melancholy Objects," 1977.
K: In Time Out (London, 19 Aug 1992).

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