John Berger Quotes


14 John Berger quotes:



"What makes photography a strange invention is that its primary raw materials are light and time."
Author: Berger Quotes Category: Art Quotes English Artist Quotes
"One of the fundamental reasons why so many doctors become cynical and disillusioned is precisely because, when the abstract idealism has worn thin, they are uncertain about the value of the actual lives of the patients they are treating. This is not because they are callous or personally inhuman: it is because they live in and accept a society which is incapable of knowing what a human life is worth."
Author: Berger Quotes Category: Doctors Quotes
"Glamour cannot exist without personal social envy being a common and widespread emotion."
Author: Berger Quotes Category: Emotions Quotes English Artist Quotes
"The poverty of our century is unlike that of any other. It is not, as poverty was before, the result of natural scarcity, but of a set of priorities imposed upon the rest of the world by the rich."
Author: Berger Quotes Category: Poverty And The Poor Quotes English Artist Quotes
"You can plan events, but if they go according to your plan they are not events."
Author: Berger Quotes Category: Events Quotes English Artist Quotes
"The envied are like bureaucrats; the more impersonal they are, the greater the illusion (for themselves and for others) of their power."
"When we read a story, we inhabit it. The covers of the book are like a roof and four walls. What is to happen next will take place within the four walls of the story. And this is possible because the story's voice makes everything its own."
Author: Berger Quotes Category: Books And Reading Quotes English Artist Quotes
"Compare the cinema with theatre. Both are dramatic arts. Theatre brings actors before a public and every night during the season they re-enact the same drama. Deep in the nature of theatre is a sense of ritual. The cinema, by contrast, transports its audience individually, singly, out of the theatre towards the unknown."
Author: Berger Quotes Category: Entertainment Quotes Cinema Quotes
"When we suffer anguish we return to early childhood because that is the period in which we first learnt to suffer the experience of total loss. It was more than that. It was the period in which we suffered more total losses than in all the rest of our life put together."
"I knew I'd been living in Berkeley too long when I saw a sign that said 'Free firewood"" and my first thought was ""Who was Firewood and what did he do?"
Author: Berger Quotes Category: Living Quotes
"Men act and women appear. Men look at women. Women watch themselves being looked at."
"Sometimes, because of its immediacy, television produces a kind of electronic parable. Berlin, for instance, on the day the Wall was opened. Rostropovich was playing his cello by the Wall that no longer cast a shadow, and a million East Berliners were thronging to the West to shop with an allowance given them by West German banks! At that moment the whole world saw how materialism had lost its awesome historic power and become a shopping list."
Author: Berger Quotes Category: Television Quotes
"Today the discredit of words is very great. Most of the time the media transmit lies. In the face of an intolerable world, words appear to change very little. State power has become congenitally deaf, which is why /but the editorialists forget it /terrorists are reduced to bombs and hijacking."
"Today the discredit of words is very great. Most of the time the media transmit lies. In the face of an intolerable world, words appear to change very little. State power has become congenitally deaf, which is why --but the editorialists forget it --terrorists are reduced to bombs and hijacking."
Author: Berger Quotes Category: Words Quotes



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