In the age of the individual's liquidation, the question of individuality must be raised anew.
True thoughts are those alone which do not understand themselves.
No harm comes to man from outside alone: dumbness is the objective spirit.
Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane.
Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
The task of art today is to bring chaos into order.
Everything that has ever been called folk art has always reflected domination.
Every work of art is an uncommitted crime.
The splinter in your eye is the best magnifying-glass.
Dialectic thought is an attempt to break through the coercion of logic by its own means.
The human is indissolubly linked with imitation: a human being only becomes human at all by imitating other human beings.
Horror is beyond the reach of psychology.
He who matures early lives in anticipation.
Modernity is a qualitative, not a chronological, category.
The culture industry not so much adapts to the reactions of its customers as it counterfeits them.
All satire is blind to the forces liberated by decay. Which is why total decay has absorbed the forces of satire.
Today self-consciousness no longer means anything but reflection on the ego as embarrassment, as realization of impotence: knowing that one is nothing.
Insane sects grow with the same rhythm as big organizations. It is the rhythm of total destruction.
Because thought has by now been perverted into the solving of assigned problems, even what is not assigned is processed like a problem.
If across the Atlantic the ideology was pride, here it is delivering the goods.