Theodor Adorno Quotes

Theodor Adorno Quotes: Proletarian language is dictated by hunger. The poor chew words to fill their bellies.
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Theodor Adorno Quote: Newness only becomes mere evil in its totalitarian format, where all the tension between individual and society, that once gave rise to the category of the new, is dissipated. Today the appeal to newness, of no matter what kind, provided only that it is archaic enough, has become universal, the omnipresent medium of false mimesis. The decomposition of the subject is consummated in his self-abandonment to an ever-changing sameness.
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Quotes about Theodor Adorno: The film has succeeded in transforming subjects so indistinguishably into social functions, that those wholly encompassed, no longer aware of any conflict, enjoy their own dehumanization as something human, as the joy of warmth. The total interconnectedness of the culture industry, omitting nothing, is one with total social delusion.
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Quote about Theodor Adorno: Thinking no longer means anymore than checking at each moment whether one can indeed think.
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Theodor Adorno Sayings: The jargon of authenticity ... is a trademark of societalized chosenness, ... sub-language as superior language.
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Theodor Adorno Saying: The thought that murders the wish that fathered it will be overtaken by the revenge of stupidity
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Sayings about Theodor Adorno: The positive element of kitsch lies in the fact that it sets free for a moment the glimmering realization that you have wasted your life.
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Saying about Theodor Adorno: Thus is order ensured: some have to play the game because they cannot otherwise live, and those who could live otherwise are kept out because they do not want to play the game. It is as if the class from which independent intellectuals have defected takes its revenge, by pressing its demands home in the very domain where the deserter seeks refuge.
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Theodor Adorno Quotes: Love you will find only where you may show yourself weak without provoking strength.
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Theodor Adorno Quote: The need to let suffering speak is a condition of all truth. For suffering is objectivity that weighs upon the subject
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Quotes about Theodor Adorno: The aim of jazz is the mechanical reproduction of a regressive moment, a castration symbolism. 'Give up your masculinity, let yourself be castrated,' the eunuchlike sound of the jazz band both mocks and proclaims, 'and you will be rewarded, accepted into a fraternity which shares the mystery of impotence with you, a mystery revealed at the moment of the initiation rite.
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Quote about Theodor Adorno: No harm comes to man from outside alone: dumbness is the objective spirit.
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Theodor Adorno Sayings: Rigour and purity in assembling words, however simple the result, create a vacuum.
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Theodor Adorno Saying: Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
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Sayings about Theodor Adorno: Advancing bourgeois society liquidates memory, time, recollection as irrational leftovers of the past.
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Saying about Theodor Adorno: Estrangement shows itself precisely in the elimination of distance between people.
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Theodor Adorno Quotes: Truth is inseperable from the illusory belief that from the figures of the unreal one day, in spite of all, real deliverance will come.
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Theodor Adorno Quote: Because thought has by now been perverted into the solving of assigned problems, even what is not assigned is processed like a problem.
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