"There is a choice between the work and the life". - Susan Sontag (The Complete Rolling Stone interview, p.110)
"It’s not only a choice between how much you manifest yourself in the ways that media invite you to, but just how much you go out altogether."
- interesting how it all changed now. Sontag invites us to make a choice towards work, she has in mind the writers of course. But it could have influenced a lot of other people as well. So many more chose work that now we need to learn back to make a choice towards life.
“Proust spoke as someone who, in the early part of his life, had lived a very social, what we would call cafe-society or jet-set life in Paris, but he knew that there was a time when you had to choose between the work and the life. It’s not just a question of whether you’re going to give interviews or talk about yourself - it’s a question of how much you live in society, in that vulgar sense of society - and of having a lot of silly times that seem glamorous to you and to other people.” p.110