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"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." John Berger
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Childhood    Grief   

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"Never chain your dogs together with sausages. One must accustom one's self to be bored." John Berger
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English Artist   

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"There is tremendous demand for this type of service. The main reason for all of this is that it will improve patient care. They get an expert who's awake during the daytime to look at those results." John Berger
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"The media network has its idols, but its principal idol is its own style which generates an aura of winning and leaves the rest in darkness. It recognizes neither pity nor pitilessness." John Berger
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Idols    Media   

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"The envied are like bureaucrats; the more impersonal they are, the greater the illusion (for themselves and for others) of their power." John Berger
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Envy    Illusion   

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"Emigration, forced or chosen, across national frontiers or from village to metropolis, is the quintessential experience of our time." John Berger
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"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." John Berger
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Lies And Lying   

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"Glamour cannot exist without personal social envy being a common and widespread emotion." John Berger
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Emotions    English Artist   

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"That we find a crystal or a poppy beautiful means that we are less alone, that we are more deeply inserted into existence than the course of a single life would lead us to believe." John Berger
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"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 not by a but." John Berger
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"Post-modernism has cut off the present from all futures. The daily media add to this by cutting off the past. Which means that critical opinion is often orphaned in the present." John Berger
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English Artist    Media   

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"The art of the past no longer exists as it once did. Its authority is lost. In its place there is a language of images. What matters now is who uses that language for what purpose." John Berger
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Art   

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"As an industry we have become over-reliant on analytics." John Berger
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Industry   

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"Common-sense is part of the home-made ideology of those who have been deprived of fundamental learning, of those who have been kept ignorant. This ideology is compounded from different sources: items that have survived from religion, items of empirical knowledge, items of protective skepticism, items culled for comfort from the superficial learning that is supplied. But the point is that common-sense can never teach itself, can never advance beyond its own limits, for as soon as the lack of fundamental learning has been made good, all items become questionable and the whole function of common-sense is destroyed. Common-sense can only exist as a category insofar as it can be distinguished from the spirit of inquiry, from philosophy." John Berger
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Common Sense   

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"Men act and women appear. Men look at women. Women watch themselves being looked at." John Berger
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Men And Women   

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"One can say of language that it is potentially the only human home, the only dwelling place that cannot be hostile to man." John Berger
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"The past grows gradually around one, like a placenta for dying." John Berger
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English Artist    Past   

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"You can plan events, but if they go according to your plan they are not events." John Berger
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English Artist    Events   

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"We came back from Labor Day, and the interest has just exploded, ... It's just going to get more and more from here unless crude just takes a bath. That doesn't look likely anytime soon." John Berger
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"Finding a new job can be a frightening and stressful experience. I've been there myself and know how it feels. We created The Career Elevatorâ„¢ to give people the tools they need to gain self-confidence and career direction." John Berger
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Experience   

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"We only see what we look at. To look is an act of choice." John Berger
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