Theodore W. Adorno

1903 - 1969

A Quote by Theodore W. Adorno on criticism, culture, and mind

Culture is only true when implicitly critical, and the mind which forgets this revenges itself in the critics it breeds. Criticism is an indispensable element of culture.

Theodore W. Adorno (1903 - 1969)

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A Quote by Theodore W. Adorno on personality and personality

Intolerance of ambiguity is the mark of an authoritarian personality.

Theodore W. Adorno (1903 - 1969)

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A Quote by Theodore W. Adorno on art and survival

Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.

Theodore W. Adorno (1903 - 1969)

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A Quote by Theodore W. Adorno on art, harmony, ideas, purity, success, and work

A successful work of art is not one which resolves contradictions in a spurious harmony, but one which expresses the idea of harmony negatively by embodying the contradictions, pure and uncompromised, in its innermost structure.

Theodore W. Adorno (1903 - 1969)

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A Quote by Theodore W. Adorno on belief, lies, silence, and world

There are no more ideologies in the authentic sense of false consciousness, only advertisements for the world through its duplication and the provocative lie which does not seek belief but commands silence.

Theodore W. Adorno (1903 - 1969)

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