"When my mother was very young, she took a trip to Greece. There, she saw a performance of Medea in amphitheater in southern Peloponnesus. The experience moved her profoundly because as Medea is about to kill her children, a number of people in the audience started yelling, 'No, don't do it, Medea!' 'These people had no sense of seeing a work of art,' she told me many times. 'It was all real.'"
- David Rieff, from the introduction to Reborn, Susan Sontag's journals from 1947 - 1963