The individual mirrors in his individuation the preordained social laws of exploitation, however mediated.
Category Archive: Theodor Adorno
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
No emancipation without that of society.
The poor are prevented from thinking by the discipline of others, the rich by their own.
In the end, glorification of splendid underdogs is nothing other than glorification of the splendid system that makes them so.
The human is indissolubly linked with imitation: a human being only becomes human at all by imitating other human beings.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
He who integrates is lost.
In psycho-analysis nothing is true except the exaggerations.
Not only is the self entwined in society; it owes society its existence in the most literal sense.