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Walter Benjamin – 10 Quotes

 

10 Quotes by Walter Benjamin

 

The art of storytelling is reaching its end because the epic side of truth, wisdom, is dying out.

– Walter Benjamin


The greater the decrease in the social significance of an art form, the sharper the distinction between criticism and enjoyment by the public. The conventional is uncritically enjoyed, and the truly new is criticized with aversion.

– Walter Benjamin


It is precisely the purpose of the public opinion generated by the press to make the public incapable of judging, to insinuate into it the attitude of someone irresponsible, uninformed.

– Walter Benjamin


The idea that happiness could have a share in beauty would be too much of a good thing.

– Walter Benjamin


Death is the sanction of everything the story-teller can tell. He has borrowed his authority from death.

– Walter Benjamin


Boredom is the dream bird that hatches the egg of experience. A rustling in the leaves drives him away.

– Walter Benjamin


Memory is not an instrument for exploring the past but its theatre. It is the medium of past experience, as the ground is the medium in which dead cities lie interred.

– Walter Benjamin


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

– Walter Benjamin


All human knowledge takes the form of interpretation.

– Walter Benjamin


Counsel woven into the fabric of real life is wisdom.

– Walter Benjamin