Reading Usually Precedes Writing

Reading usually precedes writing. And the impulse to write is almost always fired by reading. Reading, the love of reading, is what makes you dream of becoming a writer.

Susan Sontag Quotes (Author of On Photography). (2020). Retrieved 16 January 2020, from https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/7907.Susan_Sontag

I’d Junk The Typewriter

If I thought that what I’m doing when I write is expressing myself, I’d junk the typewriter. Writing is a much more complicated activity than that.

Susan Sontag Quotes (Author of On Photography). (2020). Retrieved 16 January 2020, from https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/7907.Susan_Sontag

Literature Was Freedom

Literature was the passport to enter a larger life; that is, the zone of freedom. Literature was freedom. Especially in a time in which the values of reading and inwardness are so strenuously challenged, literature is freedom.

Susan Sontag Quotes (Author of On Photography). (2020). Retrieved 16 January 2020, from https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/7907.Susan_Sontag

All Photographs Are Memento Mori

All photographs are memento mori. To take a photograph is to participate in another person’s (or thing’s) mortality, vulnerability, mutability. Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time’s relentless melt.

Susan Sontag Quotes (Author of On Photography). (2020). Retrieved 16 January 2020, from https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/7907.Susan_Sontag