Susan Sontag

“I write – and talk – in order to find out what I think.”*

John Stuart Mill

“… among the truths recognized by Continental philosophers… one is the importance of antagonistic modes of thought: which are as necessary to one another in speculation, as mutually checking powers are in a political constitution.”**

Film Streams – On the Bowery

“Make my last stand out there.” Ray Salyer



*From NY Times April 1, 2012 excerpt and adaptation from “As Consciousness is Harnessed to Flesh: Journals and Notebooks, 1964-1980,” by Susan Sontag, edited by David Rieff (Farrar, Straus and Giroux; New York, 2012). [Available on Amazon here.]

** “Utilitarianism and Other Essays,” ed. Alan Ryan (Penguin, Harmondsworth, 1987) [Available from Penguin here]