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Theodor W. Adorno Quotes

73 Theodor W. Adorno quotes:

"Domination delegates the physical violence on which it rests to the dominated."
"Every work of art is an uncommitted crime."
"History does not merely touch on language, but takes place in it."
"Horror is beyond the reach of psychology."
"If time is money, it seems moral to save time, above all one's own, and such parsimony is excused by consideration for others. One is straight-forward."
"In his state of complete powerlessness the individual perceives the time he has left to live as a brief reprieve."
"In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'."
"In psycho-analysis nothing is true except the exaggerations."
"In the abstract conception of universal wrong, all concrete responsibility vanishes."
"In the age of the individual's liquidation, the question of individuality must be raised anew."
"Intelligence is a moral category."
"Love is the power to see similarity in the dissimilar."
"Love you will find only where you may show yourself weak without provoking strength."
"Not only is the self entwined in society; it owes society its existence in the most literal sense."
"Proletarian language is dictated by hunger. The poor chew words to fill their bellies."
"Tact is the discrimination of differences. It consists in conscious deviations."
"Technology is making gestures precise and brutal, and with them men."
"The almost insoluble task is to let neither the power of others, nor our own powerlessness, stupefy us."
"The joke of our time is the suicide of intention."
"The man for whom time stretches out painfully is one waiting in vain, disappointed at not finding tomorrow already continuing yesterday."

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