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John Berger
(1926-____) born on
Nov 5
English painter, teacher, art critic. He began his career as a painter and teacher of drawing; became art critic for the "Tribune," and "New Statesman."
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.

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.
You can plan events, but if they go according to your plan they are not events.
I knew I'd been living in Berkeley too long when I saw a sign that said 'Free firewood" and my first thought was "Who was Firewood and what did he do?"
[O]ften art has judged the judges, pleaded revenge to the innocent and shown to the future what the past suffered, so that it has never been forgotten. . . .
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye," in "Expressen," 3 Nov 1990.
R: "The Soul and the Operator," in "Expressen" (Stockholm), 19 Mar 1990.
A: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
N: In "Rand Lindsly's HUGE Quotations File," an Internet collection of quotations.
K: "Miners," exhibition catalogue, 1989; in "Keeping a Rendezvous," 1992.

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