+ 5 Susan Sontag Quotes

It’s been a few months since I finished reading As Consciousness Is Harnessed to Flesh, a collection of Susan Sontag’s journals and notebooks from 1964 to 1980. I think I’m getting withdrawal symptoms from her unique perspective on life, and this, combined with the fact that it was her birthday two days ago compelled me to compile some of my favourite quotes of hers!


What I really wanted was every kind of life, and the writer’s life seemed the most inclusive
The camera makes everyone a tourist in other people's reality, and eventually in one's own

 A novel worth reading is an education of the heart. It enlarges your sense of human possibility, of what human nature is, of what happens in the world

Do stuff. be clenched, curious. Not waiting for inspiration's shove or society's kiss on your forehead

Existence is no more than the precarious attainment of relevance in an intensely mobile flux of past, present, and future

Today has been a bit of a lazy day for me as I’m on a business trip and am holed up in a hotel in a pretty boring area, and so I’ve spent most of the day browsing blogs, celebrity gossip and watching Netflix.

Just doing the research to pull these quotes together felt good – it is so rare in my downtime that I read content that truly makes me think and reflect… Going forwards I want to spend more time soaking up good ideas, and less time reading hair tutorials and browsing fashion blogger photos via Bloglovin 🙂