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Summary

John Berger (born as John Peter Berger in Stoke Newington, County of London) is a famous Artist from England, he is 91 years old and still alive, born November 5, 1926.

Biography

John Peter Berger is a British writer, painter and art critic.

Berger worked after studying art at the Chelsea School of Art as a teacher. He was active in the 1950s peace movement in the Artists for Peace. His novel G. Development, where he worked for five years, won the Booker Prize in 1972, surprisingly. As Berger half of the prize money to the Black Panther Party, donated a scandal arose in the course left the Berger Britain and France in a mountain village moved, where he still lives. In addition to his literary works written Berger, a number of art-historical texts and reviews.

In December 2006 Berger joined a boycott call (for the field of culture and science) against the Israeli occupation policies in the international public. Have the boycott, he wants to "tactical" understood, that is, for him, he refuses to be published by a major mainstream publisher in Israel. He wanted to meet the State of Israel, but will not prohibit contact with individual Israelis.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac scorpio, who is known for Transient, Self-Willed, Purposeful, Unyielding. Our collection contains 22 quotes who is written / told by John, under the main topic Art.

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Famous quotes by John Berger (22)


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"Nothing in the nature around us is evil. This needs to be repeated since one of the human ways of talking oneself into inhuman acts is to cite the supposed cruelty of nature"
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"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"
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"The camera relieves us of the burden of memory. It surveys us like God, and it surveys for us. Yet no other god has been so cynical, for the camera records in order to forget"
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"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"
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"Ours is the century of enforced travel of disappearances. The century of people helplessly seeing others, who were close to them, disappear over the horizon"
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"Never chain your dogs together with sausages. One must accustom one's self to be bored"
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"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"
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"Autobiography begins with a sense of being alone. It is an orphan form"
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"The human imagination... has great difficulty in living strictly within the confines of a materialist practice or philosophy. It dreams, like a dog in its basket, of hares in the open"
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"That we find a crystal or a poppy beautiful means that we are less alone, that we are more deeply inserted into existence than the course of a single life would lead us to believe"
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"One can say of language that it is potentially the only human home, the only dwelling place that cannot be hostile to man"
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"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"
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"The past grows gradually around one, like a placenta for dying"
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"Glamour cannot exist without personal social envy being a common and widespread emotion"
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"Emigration, forced or chosen, across national frontiers or from village to metropolis, is the quintessential experience of our time"
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"A peasant becomes fond of his pig and is glad to salt away its pork. What is significant, and is so difficult for the urban stranger to understand, is that the two statements are connected by an and not by a but"
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"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 that a photograph does"
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"Post-modernism has cut off the present from all futures. The daily media add to this by cutting off the past. Which means that critical opinion is often orphaned in the present"
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"What makes photography a strange invention is that its primary raw materials are light and time"
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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"
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"Modern thought has transferred the spectral character of Death to the notion of time itself. Time has become Death triumphant over all"
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"You can plan events, but if they go according to your plan they are not events"


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