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Unlike any other visual image, a photograph is not a rendering, an imitation or an interpretation of its subject, but read more

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.

by John Berger Found in: Photography Quotes,
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Today the discredit of words is very great. Most of the time the media transmit lies. In the face of read more

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.

by John Berger Found in: Books and reading Quotes,
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Publicity is the life of this culture - in so far as without publicity capitalism could not survive - and read more

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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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?.

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Compare the cinema with theatre. Both are dramatic arts. Theatre brings actors before a public and every night during the read more

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.

by John Berger Found in: Miscellaneous Quotes,
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