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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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The poverty of our century is unlike that of any other. It is not, as poverty was before, the result read more

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. Consequently, the modern poor are not pitied but written off as trash. The twentieth-century consumer economy has produced the first culture for which a beggar is a reminder of nothing.

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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?.

by John Berger Found in: Boredom Quotes,
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The past grows gradually around one, like a placenta for dying.

The past grows gradually around one, like a placenta for dying.

by John Berger Found in: History 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.

by John Berger Found in: Publicity Quotes,
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