Quotation by John Berger

The heart of Paris is like nothing so much as the unending interior of a house. Buildings become furniture, courtyards become carpets and arrases, the streets are like galleries, the boulevards conservatories. It is a house, one or two centuries old, rich, bourgeois, distinguished. The only way of going out, or shutting the door behind you, is to leave the centre.
John Berger (b. 1926), British author, critic. repr. In Keeping a Rendezvous (1992). "Imagine Paris," Harper's (New York, January 1987).
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