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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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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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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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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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When we suffer anguish we return to early childhood because that is the period in which we first learnt to read more

When we suffer anguish we return to early childhood because that is the period in which we first learnt to suffer the experience of total loss. It was more than that. It was the period in which we suffered more total losses than in all the rest of our life put together.

by John Berger Found in: Melancholy Quotes,
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