Perhaps it is our perennial fate to be surprised by the simultaneity of events, by the sheer extension of the world in time and space. That we are here, prosperous, safe, unlikely to go to bed hungry or be blown…
Quote by Susan Sontag
A family's photograph album is generally about the extended family and, often, is all that...
What is the most beautiful in virile men is something feminine; what is most beautiful...
Silence remains, inescapably, a form of speech.
Pornography is a theatre of types, never of individuals.
Existence is no more than the precarious attainment of relevance in an intensely mobile flux...
Mallarme said that everything in the world exists in order to end in a book....
For those who live neither with religious consolations about death nor with a sense of...
Intelligence is really a kind of taste: taste in ideas.
Making social comment is an artificial place for an artist to start from. If an...
It is not suffering as such that is most deeply feared but suffering that degrades.
Travel becomes a strategy for accumulating photographs.
The painter constructs, the photographer discloses.
What we need is to use what we have.
Volume depends precisely on the writer's having been able to sit in a room every...
I don't want to express alienation. It isn't what I feel. I'm interested in various...
Lying is the most simple form of self-defence.
Most people in this society who aren't actively mad are, at best, reformed or potential...
The becoming of man is the history of the exhaustion of his possibilities.
The taste for quotations (and for the juxtaposition of incongruous quotations) is a Surrealist taste.
Any critic is entitled to wrong judgments, of course. But certain lapses of judgment indicate...