Theodor W. Adorno Quotes

73 Theodor W. Adorno quotes:

"An emancipated society, on the other hand, would not be a unitary state, but the realization of universality in the reconciliation of differences."
"Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth."
"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."
"In the end, glorification of splendid underdogs is nothing other than glorification of the splendid system that makes them so."
"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."
"None of the abstract concepts comes closer to fulfilled utopia than that of eternal peace."
"Not only is the self entwined in society; it owes society its existence in the most literal sense."
"Once the last trace of emotion has been eradicated, nothing remains of thought but absolute tautology."
"Proletarian language is dictated by hunger. The poor chew words to fill their bellies."

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