"Autobiography begins with a sense of being alone. It is an orphan form."
"It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely."John Berger on Albert Einstein
"Alone we can do so little together we can do so much."John Berger on Helen Keller
"It's often just enough to be with someone. I don't need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You're not alone."John Berger on Marilyn Monroe
"Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation for it is better to be alone than in bad company."John Berger on George Washington
"I restore myself when I'm alone."John Berger on Marilyn Monroe
"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."
"What makes photography a strange invention is that its primary raw materials are light and time."
"Compassion has no place in the natural order of the world which operates on the basis of necessity. Compassion opposes this order and is therefore best thought of as being in some way supernatural."
"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."
"Emigration, forced or chosen, across national frontiers or from village to metropolis, is the quintessential experience of our time."