John Berger Quotes

Top 83 wise famous quotes and sayings by John Berger

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John Berger quotes: All creation is in the art of seeing. All creation is in the art of seeing.
John Berger quotes: Publicity is in essence, nostalgic. It has to sell the past to the future... According to publicity, to be sophisticated is to live beyond conflict. Publicity is in essence, nostalgic. It has to sell the past to the future... According to publicity, to be sophisticated is to live beyond conflict.
John Berger quotes: We who draw do so not only to make something visible to others, but also to accompany something invisible to its incalculable destination. We who draw do so not only to make something visible to others, but also to accompany something invisible to its incalculable destination.
John Berger quotes: There is no word in any traditional European language which does not either denigrate or patronize the urban poor it is naming. That is power. There is no word in any traditional European language which does not either denigrate or patronize the urban poor it is naming. That is power.
John Berger quotes: If the public photograph contributes to a memory, it is to the memory of an unknowable and total stranger. If the public photograph contributes to a memory, it is to the memory of an unknowable and total stranger.
John Berger quotes: It can happen that a book, unlike its authors, grows younger as the years pass. It can happen that a book, unlike its authors, grows younger as the years pass.
John Berger quotes: The Cro-Magnons lived with fear and amazement in a culture of Arrival, facing many mysteries. Their culture lasted for some 20,000 years. The Cro-Magnons lived with fear and amazement in a culture of Arrival, facing many mysteries. Their culture lasted for some 20,000 years.
John Berger quotes: I have never thought of writing as a profession. It is a solitary independent activity in which practice can never bestow seniority. I have never thought of writing as a profession. It is a solitary independent activity in which practice can never bestow seniority.
John Berger quotes: In ethics, there is a humility; moralists are usually righteous. In ethics, there is a humility; moralists are usually righteous.
John Berger quotes: To remain innocent may also be. to remain ignorant. To remain innocent may also be. to remain ignorant.
John Berger quotes: Ever since the Greek tragedies, artists have, from time to time, asked themselves how they might influence ongoing political events. Ever since the Greek tragedies, artists have, from time to time, asked themselves how they might influence ongoing political events.
John Berger quotes: All its dimensions with their projected geometries are those of an unrealisible dream. All its dimensions with their projected geometries are those of an unrealisible dream.
John Berger quotes: The publicity image steals her love of herself as she is, and offers it back to her for the price of the product. The publicity image steals her love of herself as she is, and offers it back to her for the price of the product.
John Berger quotes: Hold Everything Dear Hold Everything Dear
John Berger quotes: The silence after a felled tree has fallen is like the silence immediately after a death. The same sense of culmination. The silence after a felled tree has fallen is like the silence immediately after a death. The same sense of culmination.
John Berger quotes: Never again will a single story be told as though its the only one. Never again will a single story be told as though its the only one.
John Berger quotes: All weddings are similar, but every marriage is different. All weddings are similar, but every marriage is different.
John Berger quotes: To be desired is perhaps the closest anybody in this life can reach to feeling immortal. To be desired is perhaps the closest anybody in this life can reach to feeling immortal.
John Berger quotes: Preachers love only their own voices. Preachers love only their own voices.
John Berger quotes: We live in a dominant culture of ceaseless Departure and Progress that has so far lasted two or three centuries. We live in a dominant culture of ceaseless Departure and Progress that has so far lasted two or three centuries.
John Berger quotes: Drawing is a way of coming upon the connection between things, just like metaphor in poetry reconnects what has become separated. Drawing is a way of coming upon the connection between things, just like metaphor in poetry reconnects what has become separated.
John Berger quotes: A drawing of a tree shows not a tree but a tree being looked at A drawing of a tree shows not a tree but a tree being looked at
John Berger quotes: Seeing comes before words. The child looks and recognizes before it can speak. Seeing comes before words. The child looks and recognizes before it can speak.
John Berger quotes: The human quality Degas most admired was endurance. The human quality Degas most admired was endurance.
John Berger quotes: Publicity is the life of this culture - in so far as without publicity capitalism could not survive - and at the same time publicity is its dream. Publicity is the life of this culture - in so far as without publicity capitalism could not survive - and at the same time publicity is its dream.
John Berger quotes: Hope is not a form of guarantee; it's a form of energy, and very frequently that energy is strongest in circumstances that are very dark. Hope is not a form of guarantee; it's a form of energy, and very frequently that energy is strongest in circumstances that are very dark.
John Berger quotes: 'Fahrenheit 9/11' is astounding. Not so much as a film - although it is cunning and moving - but as an event. 'Fahrenheit 9/11' is astounding. Not so much as a film - although it is cunning and moving - but as an event.
John Berger quotes: Emigration, forced or chosen, across national frontiers or from village to metropolis, is the quintessential experience of our time. Emigration, forced or chosen, across national frontiers or from village to metropolis, is the quintessential experience of our time.
John Berger quotes: One can say of language that it is potentially the only human home, the only dwelling place that cannot be hostile to man. One can say of language that it is potentially the only human home, the only dwelling place that cannot be hostile to man.
John Berger quotes: Photography, because it stops the flow of life, is always flirting with death. Photography, because it stops the flow of life, is always flirting with death.
John Berger quotes: All publicity works upon anxiety. All publicity works upon anxiety.
John Berger quotes: To become bored with eating is to be bored with life. To become bored with eating is to be bored with life.
John Berger quotes: The transcendental face of art is always a form of prayer. The transcendental face of art is always a form of prayer.
John Berger quotes: Nakedness reveals itself. Nudity is placed on display. The nude is condemned to never being naked. Nudity is a form of dress. Nakedness reveals itself. Nudity is placed on display. The nude is condemned to never being naked. Nudity is a form of dress.
John Berger quotes: Common-sense is part of the home-made ideology of those who have been deprived of fundamental learning, of those who have been kept ignorant. Common-sense is part of the home-made ideology of those who have been deprived of fundamental learning, of those who have been kept ignorant.
John Berger quotes: Never again shall a single story be told as though it were the only one. Never again shall a single story be told as though it were the only one.
John Berger quotes: Men look at women. Women watch themselves being looked at. Men look at women. Women watch themselves being looked at.
John Berger quotes: Glamour cannot exist without personal social envy being a common and widespread emotion. Glamour cannot exist without personal social envy being a common and widespread emotion.
John Berger quotes: The envied are like bureaucrats; the more impersonal they are, the greater the illusion (for themselves and for others) of their power. The envied are like bureaucrats; the more impersonal they are, the greater the illusion (for themselves and for others) of their power.
John Berger quotes: The true content of a photograph is invisible, for it derives from a play, not with form, but with time. The true content of a photograph is invisible, for it derives from a play, not with form, but with time.
John Berger quotes: If every event which occurred could be given a name, there would be no need for stories. If every event which occurred could be given a name, there would be no need for stories.
John Berger quotes: Is boredom anything less than the sense of one's faculties slowly dying? Is boredom anything less than the sense of one's faculties slowly dying?
John Berger quotes: You can plan events, but if they go according to your plan they are not events. You can plan events, but if they go according to your plan they are not events.
John Berger quotes: To be naked is to be oneself.To be nude is to be seen naked by others and yet not recognised for oneself. To be naked is to be oneself.
To be nude is to be seen naked by others and yet not recognised for oneself.
John Berger quotes: Perspective is not a science but a hope. Perspective is not a science but a hope.
John Berger quotes: The promise is that again and again from the garbage the scattered feathers the ashes and broken bodies something new and beautiful may be born The promise is that again and again from the garbage the scattered feathers the ashes and broken bodies something new and beautiful may be born
John Berger quotes: Women constantly meet glances which act like mirrors reminding them of how they look or how they should look. Behind every glance there is judgment. Women constantly meet glances which act like mirrors reminding them of how they look or how they should look. Behind every glance there is judgment.
John Berger quotes: Propaganda invariably serves the long-term interests of some elite. Propaganda invariably serves the long-term interests of some elite.
John Berger quotes: I very seldom read back into what I've written. I very seldom read back into what I've written.
John Berger quotes: Every painted image of something is also about the absence of the real thing. All painting is about the presence of absence. Every painted image of something is also about the absence of the real thing. All painting is about the presence of absence.
John Berger quotes: Your lips, beloved, are like a honeycomb: honey and milk are under the tongue. And the smell of your clothes is like the smell of my home. Your lips, beloved, are like a honeycomb: honey and milk are under the tongue. And the smell of your clothes is like the smell of my home.
John Berger quotes: We never look at just one thing; we are always looking at the relation between things and ourselves. We never look at just one thing; we are always looking at the relation between things and ourselves.
John Berger quotes: The past grows gradually around one, like a placenta for dying. The past grows gradually around one, like a placenta for dying.
John Berger quotes: To be naked is to be oneself. To be naked is to be oneself.