The life of the creative man is lead, directed and controlled by boredom. Avoiding boredom is one of our most important purposes.
Quote by Susan Sontag
The taste for quotations (and for the juxtaposition of incongruous quotations) is a Surrealist taste.
The aim of all commentary on art now should be to make works of art...
The writer is either a practicing recluse or a delinquent, guilt-ridden one; or both. Usually...
Lying is an elementary means of self-defense.
Mallarme said that everything in the world exists in order to end in a book....
Most people in this society who aren't actively mad are, at best, reformed or potential...
The standard that a society should actually embody its own professed principles is a utopian...
I envy paranoids; they actually feel people are paying attention to them.
Victims suggest innocence. And innocence, by the inexorable logic that governs all relational terms, suggests...
Sanity is a cozy lie.
What we need is to use what we have.
My idea of a writer: someone interested in everything.
Life is not significant details, illuminated by a flash, fixed forever. Photographs are.
The painter constructs, the photographer discloses.
For those who live neither with religious consolations about death nor with a sense of...
Al forms of consensus about ''great'' books and ''perennial'' problems, once stabilized, tend to deteriorate...
Travel becomes a strategy for accumulating photographs.
Anything in history or nature that can be described as changing steadily can be seen...
We have been terrorised by what happened in America and we express our condolences to...
History is a race between education and catastrophe.
Those who don't know history are destined to repeat it.