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The camera makes everyone a tourist in other people's reality, and eventually in one's own.
The truth is always something that is told, not something that is known. If there were no speaking or writing, there would be no truth about anything. There would only be what is.
The life of the creative man is lead, directed and controlled by boredom. Avoiding boredom is one of our most important purposes.
As photographs give people an imaginary possession of a past that is unreal, they also help people to take possession of space in which they are insecure.
Travel becomes a strategy for accumulating photographs.
To take a photograph is to participate in another person's mortality, vulnerability, mutability. Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time's relentless melt.
Sanity is a cozy lie.
Victims suggest innocence. And innocence, by the inexorable logic that governs all relational terms, suggests guilt.
What is the most beautiful in virile men is something feminine; what is most beautiful in feminine women is something masculine.
Existence is no more than the precarious attainment of relevance in an intensely mobile flux of past, present, and future.
About Susan Sontag
, 1933; died December 28, 2004.
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