Youre here: Home » Famous Quotes » Theodor Adorno Quotes, Page 2


» Famous Quotes Home

» Quote Topics

» Author Nationalities

» Author Types

» Popular Searches

 Browse authors:

Theodor Adorno Quotes

Page 2 of 4
Theodor Adorno
September 11, 1903 - August 6, 1969
Nationality: German
Category: Philosopher
Subcategory: German Philosopher

The poor are prevented from thinking by the discipline of others, the rich by their own.


Horror is beyond the reach of psychology.


In the end, glorification of splendid underdogs is nothing other than glorification of the splendid system that makes them so.


Happiness is obsolete: uneconomic.


Today self-consciousness no longer means anything but reflection on the ego as embarrassment, as realization of impotence: knowing that one is nothing.


Freedom would be not to choose between black and white but to abjure such prescribed choices.


If across the Atlantic the ideology was pride, here it is delivering the goods.


Modernity is a qualitative, not a chronological, category.


Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.

    Topics: Art

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.


Insane sects grow with the same rhythm as big organizations. It is the rhythm of total destruction.


He who integrates is lost.


Exuberant health is always, as such, sickness also.


The task of art today is to bring chaos into order.

    Topics: Art

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


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


In the abstract conception of universal wrong, all concrete responsibility vanishes.


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


Work while you work, play while you play - this is a basic rule of repressive self-discipline.


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


Page:   1 | 2 | 3 | 4

Privacy Policy
Copyright © 1999-2008 All rights reserved.