• The splinter in your eye is the best magnifying-glass available

    Theodor W. Adorno
  • In so far as the culture industry arouses a feeling of well-being that the world is precisely in that order suggested by the culture industry, the substitute gratification which it prepares for human beings cheats them out of the same happiness which it deceitfully projects

    Theodor W. Adorno
  • The darkening of the world makes the irrationality of art rational: radically darkened art

    Theodor W. Adorno
  • What can oppose the decline of the west is not a resurrected culture but the utopia that is silently contained in the image of its decline

    Theodor W. Adorno
  • Art is the social antithesis of society, not directly deducible from it

    Theodor W. Adorno
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