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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."
         
   
F
Nothing fortuitous happens in a child's world. There are no accidents. Everything is connected with everything else and everything can be explained by everything else. . . . For a young child everything that happens is a necessity.

R
All photographs are there to remind us of what we forget. In this -- as in other ways -- they are the opposite of paintings. Paintings record what the painter remembers.
A
Autobiography begins with a sense of being alone. It is an orphan form.
N
A peasant becomes fond of his pig and is glad to salt away its pork. What is significant, and is so difficult for the urban stranger to understand, is that the two statements are connected by an and and not by a but.
K
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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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "A Fortunate Man," 1967.
R: "Keeping a Rendezvous," "How Fast Does It Go?," 1992.
A: "Mother," in Three Penny Review (Summer 1986; repr. in Keeping a Rendezvous, 1992).
N: About Looking, "Why Look at Animals?" (1980).
K: "Ways of Seeing," ch. 7. 1972.
   


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