Theodor Adorno Quotes

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A German is someone who cannot tell a lie without believing it himself.
Theodor Adorno

Advice to intellectuals: let no-one represent you.
Theodor Adorno

Theodor Adorno Quotes
Theodor Adorno Quotes
All satire is blind to the forces liberated by decay. Which is why total decay has absorbed the forces of satire.
Theodor Adorno

Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
Theodor Adorno

Because thought has by now been perverted into the solving of assigned problems, even what is not assigned is processed like a problem.
Theodor Adorno

Domination delegates the physical violence on which it rests to the dominated.
Theodor Adorno

Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
Theodor Adorno

Exuberant health is always, as such, sickness also.
Theodor Adorno

For a man who no longer has a homeland, writing becomes a place to live.
Theodor Adorno

Happiness is obsolete: uneconomic.
Theodor Adorno

He who has loved and who betrays love does harm not only to the image of the past, but to the past itself.
Theodor Adorno

He who stands aloof runs the risk of believing himself better than others and misusing his critique of society as an ideology for his private interest.
Theodor Adorno

Horror is beyond the reach of psychology.
Theodor Adorno

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.
Theodor Adorno

In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
Theodor Adorno

In the age of the individual's liquidation, the question of individuality must be raised anew.
Theodor Adorno

Intelligence is a moral category.
Theodor Adorno

Life has become the ideology of its own absence.
Theodor Adorno

Love is the power to see similarity in the dissimilar.
Theodor Ador

No emancipation without that of society.
Theodor Adorno

Normality is death.
Theodor Adorno

Once the last trace of emotion has been eradicated, nothing remains of thought but absolute tautology.
Theodor Adorno

Proletarian language is dictated by hunger. The poor chew words to fill their bellies.
Theodor Adorno

Quality is decided by the depth at which the work incorporates the alternatives within itself, and so masters them.
Theodor Adorno

Technology is making gestures precise and brutal, and with them men.
Theodor Adorno

The first and only principle of sexual ethics: the accuser is always in the wrong.
Theodor Adorno

The good man is he who rules himself as he does his own property: his autonomous being is modelled on material power.
Theodor Adorno

The human is indissolubly linked with imitation: a human being only becomes human at all by imitating other human beings.
Theodor Adorno

The joke of our time is the suicide of intention.
Theodor Adorno

The most powerful person is he who is able to do least himself and burden others most with the things for which he lends his name and pockets the credit.
Theodor Adorno

The recent past always presents itself as if destroyed by catastrophes.
Theodor Adorno

The splinter in your eye is the best magnifying-glass.
Theodor Adorno

The whole is the false.
Theodor Adorno

Thinking no longer means anymore than checking at each moment whether one can indeed think.
Theodor Adorno

Truth is inseperable from the illusory belief that from the figures of the unreal one day, in spite of all, real deliverance will come.
Theodor Adorno

Wrong life cannot be lived rightly.
Theodor Adorno
 
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