To me, literature is a calling, even a kind of salvation. It connects me with an enterprise that is over 2,000 years old. What do we have from the past? Art and thought. That's what lasts. That's what continues to feed people and give them an idea of something better...A better state of one's feelings or simply the idea of a silence in one's self that allows one to think or to feel. Which to me is the same.
Susan Sontag Finds Romance," interview by Leslie Garis, The New York Times , 02 agosto 1982