John Berger Quotes

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The past grows gradually around one, like a placenta for the dying.

the past

Is boredom anything less than the sense of one's faculties slowly dying?


He clashed his colors together like cymbals and the effect was like a lullaby.


When we read a story, we inhabit it.  The covers of the book are like a roof and four walls.


The camera relieves us of the burden of memory.  It surveys us like God, and it surveys for us.


One can say of language that it is potentially the only human home, the only dwelling place that cannot be hostile to man.


The human imagination...has great difficulty in living strictly within the confines of a materialistic practice or philosophy.  It dreams, like a dog in its basket, of hares in the open.


Unlike any other visual image, a photograph is not a rendering, an imitation, or an interpretation of its subject, but actually a trace of it.  No painting or drawing, however, naturalist, belongs to its subject in the way a photograph does.