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Theodor Adorno quotes

History does not merely touch on language, but takes place in it.

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

In psycho-analysis nothing is true except the exaggerations.

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

Modernity is a qualitative, not a chronological, category.

No emancipation without that of society.

No harm comes to man from outside alone: dumbness is the objective spirit.

Normality is death.

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.

Only a humanity to whom death has become as indifferent as its members, that has itself died, can inflict it administratively on innumerable people.

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

The gods look in pleasure on penitent sinners.

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

The individual mirrors in his individuation the preordained social laws of exploitation, however mediated.

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

The whole is the false.

To say 'we' and mean 'I' is one of the most recondite insults.

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