Quotation Explorer - 'Theodor W. Adorno'

What can oppose the decline of the west is not a resurrected culture but the utopia that is silently contained in the image of its decline. - Theodor W. Adorno
Auschwitz begins wherever someone looks at a slaughterhouse and thinks: they’re only animals. - Theodor W. Adorno
In so far as the culture industry arouses a feeling of well-being that the world is precisely in that order suggested by the culture industry, the substitute gratification which it prepares for human beings cheats them out of the same happiness which it deceitfully projects. - Theodor W. Adorno
Laughing in the cultural industry is mockery of happiness. - Theodor W. Adorno
In the end the soul is itself the longing of the soulless for salvation. - Theodor W. Adorno
The splinter in your eye is the best magnifying-glass available. - Theodor W. Adorno
The only true thoughts are those which do not grasp their own meaning - Theodor W. Adorno
Es gibt kein richtiges Leben im falschen - Theodor W. Adorno
It would be advisable to think of progress in the crudest, most basic terms: that no one should go hungry anymore, that there should be no more torture, no more Auschwitz. Only then will the idea of progress be free from lies. - Theodor W. Adorno
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