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John Berger

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Autobiography begins with a sense of being alone. It is an orphan form.

— John Berger

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To be desired is perhaps the closest anybody in this life can reach to feeling immortal.

— John Berger

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If every event which occurred could be given a name, there would be no need for stories.

— John Berger

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Whenever the intensity of looking reaches a certain degree, one becomes aware of an equally intense energy coming towards one through the appearance of whatever it is one is scrutinizing.

— John Berger


Compassion has no place in the natural order of the world which operates on the basis of necessity. Compassion opposes this order and is therefore best thought of as being in some way supernatural.

— John Berger

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Oil painting did to appearances what capital did to social relations. It reduced everything to the equality of objects. Everything became exchangeable because everything became a commodity.

— John Berger


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

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You can plan events, but if they go according to your plan they are not events.

— John Berger

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Glamour cannot exist without personal social envy being a common and widespread emotion.

— John Berger

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Nakedness reveals itself. Nudity is placed on display. The nude is condemned to never being naked. Nudity is a form of dress.

— John Berger

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had been an infantry officer on the western front during the First World War. His recent novels include To the Wedding a love story dealing with the AIDS crisis stemming from his own familial experience and King: A Street Story a novel on homeless and shantytown life told from the perspective of a street dog. Berger O.

John Peter Berger (born 5 November 1926) is an English art critic novelist painter and poet. His novel G.

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