Normality is death.
Quote by Theodor Adorno
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A pencil and rubber are of more use to thought than a battalion of assistants. To happiness the same applies as to truth: one does not have it, but is in it.
The task of art today is to bring chaos into order.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
Wrong life cannot be lived rightly.
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.
In the age of the individual's liquidation, the question of individuality must be raised anew.
No harm comes to man from outside alone: dumbness is the objective spirit.
Happiness is obsolete: uneconomic.
The splinter in your eye is the best magnifying-glass.
The almost insoluble task is to let neither the power of others, nor our own powerlessness, stupefy us.
I wonder what fool it was that first invented kissing.
Dying before dying has two important consequences: It liberates the individual from the fear of death and influences the actual experience of dying at the time of biological demise.
I started to make a study of the art of war and revolution and, whilst abroad, underwent a course in military training. If there was to be guerrilla warfare, I wanted to be able to stand and fight with my people and to share the hazards of war with them.
The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern: every class is unfit to govern.
If there hadn't been women we'd still be squatting in a cave eating raw meat, because we made civilization in order to impress our girlfriends.
Our scientific age demands that we provide definitions, measurements, and statistics in order to be taken seriously. Yet most of the important things in life cannot be precisely defined or measured. Can we define or measure love, beauty, friendship, or decency, for example?
It's not that I'm universally loved. We know I'm not in New Jersey. But what they do say in New Jersey is, 'We like him, and we think he's telling us the truth.' I think we need to have that type of politics on the national level.
Everyone wants an iPhone, but it would be impossible to design an iPhone in China because it's not a product it's an understanding of human nature.
Choice of words can be as revealing as a set of fingerprints.
We are nearer loving those who hate us than those who love us more than we wish.