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

    Walter Benjamin
  • The fairy tale, which to this day is the first tutor of children because it was once the first tutor of mankind, secretly lives on in the story. The first true storyteller is, and will continue to be, the teller of fairy tales. Whenever good counsel was at a premium, the fairy tale had it, and where the need was greatest, its aid was nearest. This need was created by myth. The fairy tale tells us of the earliest arrangements that mankind made to shake off the nightmare which myth had placed upon its chest

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

    Walter Benjamin
  • There is no document of civilization that is not also a document of barbarism

    Walter Benjamin
  • O bliss of the collector, bliss of the man of leisure! Of no one has less been expected and no one has had a greater sense of well-being than... a collector. Ownership is the most intimate relationship one can have to objects. No t that they come alive in him; it is he who comes alive in them

    Walter Benjamin
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