Quotes by Walter Benjamin

Each morning the day lies like a fresh shirt on our bed; this incomparably fine, incomparably tightly woven tissue of pure predict ion fits ...

Walter Benjamin day

He who seeks to approach his own buried past must conduct himself like a man digging.... He must not be afraid to return again and again to ...

Walter Benjamin self-knowledge

The art of the critic in a nutshell: to coin slogans without betraying ideas. The slogans of an inadequate criticism peddle ideas to fashion ...

Walter Benjamin critics

Reminiscences, even extensive ones, do not always amount to an autobiography.... For autobiography has to do with time, with seque nce and w ...

Walter Benjamin autobiography

Not to find one's way in a city may well be uninteresting and banal. It requires ignorance--nothing more. But to lose oneself in a city--as ...

Walter Benjamin cities and city life

Memory is not an instrument for exploring the past but its theatre. It is the medium of past experience, as the ground is the medi um in whi ...

Walter Benjamin memory

Only he who can view his own past as an abortion sprung from compulsion and need can use it to full advantage in the present. For what one h ...

Walter Benjamin experience

The only way of knowing a person is to love them without hope. ...

Walter Benjamin relationships

Taking food alone tends to make one hard and coarse. Those accustomed to it must lead a Spartan life if they are not to go downhil l. Hermit ...

Walter Benjamin eating

Bourgeois existence is the regime of private affairs ... and the family is the rotten, dismal edifice in whose closets and crannie s the mos ...

Walter Benjamin privacy

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