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Glamour cannot exist without personal social envy being a common and widespread emotion. John Berger#Wealth 73
John Berger#Wealth 73
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. John Berger#Photography 68
John Berger#Photography 68
Nakedness reveals itself.Nudity is placed on display.The nude is condemned to neverbeing naked.Nudity is a form of dress. John Berger#Nudity 65
John Berger#Nudity 65
Autobiography begins with a sense of being alone. It is an orphan form. John Berger#alone 65
John Berger#alone 65
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. John Berger#Photography 64
John Berger#Photography 64
The past grows gradually around one, like a placenta for dying. John Berger#Past 63
John Berger#Past 63
The envied are like bureaucrats; the more impersonal they are, the greater the illusion (for themselves and for others) of their power. John Berger#Envy 61
John Berger#Envy 61
What makes photography a strange invention is that its primary raw materials are light and time. John Berger#art 61
John Berger#art 61
The opposite of love is not to hate but to separate. If love and hate have something in common it is because, in both cases, their energy is that of bringing and holding together John Berger#Love 60
John Berger#Love 60
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. John Berger#Travel 54
John Berger#Travel 54
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