"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."
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."John Berger on Eleanor Roosevelt
"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them."John Berger on Walt Disney
"All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible."John Berger on T. E. Lawrence
"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world."John Berger on Harriet Tubman
"Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today."John Berger on James Dean
"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."
"Emigration, forced or chosen, across national frontiers or from village to metropolis, is the quintessential experience of our time."