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.
Quote by Theodor Adorno
Domination delegates the physical violence on which it rests to the dominated.
If across the Atlantic the ideology was pride, here it is delivering the goods.
Intelligence is a moral category.
Everything that has ever been called folk art has always reflected domination.
Love is the power to see similarity in the dissimilar.
Happiness is obsolete: uneconomic.
For a man who no longer has a homeland, writing becomes a place to live.
The individual mirrors in his individuation the preordained social laws of exploitation, however mediated.
A German is someone who cannot tell a lie without believing it himself.
Technology is making gestures precise and brutal, and with them men.
When all actions are mathematically calculated, they also take on a stupid quality.
In many people it is already an impertinence to say 'I'.
The almost insoluble task is to let neither the power of others, nor our own...
He who matures early lives in anticipation.
Because thought has by now been perverted into the solving of assigned problems, even what...
Quality is decided by the depth at which the work incorporates the alternatives within itself,...
He who has loved and who betrays love does harm not only to the image...
The splinter in your eye is the best magnifying-glass.
Exuberant health is always, as such, sickness also.
Life has become the ideology of its own absence.