"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."
"It is better to travel well than to arrive."John Berger on Buddha
"Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends."John Berger on Maya Angelou
"One travels more usefully when alone, because he reflects more."John Berger on Thomas Jefferson
"Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not."John Berger on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page."John Berger on Saint Augustine
"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."
"Autobiography begins with a sense of being alone. It is an orphan form."
"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."