Quotes by Walter Benjamin

Walter Bendix Schönflies Benjamin was a German Jewish philosopher, cultural critic and essayist. An eclectic thinker, combining elements of German idealism, Romanticism, Western Marxism, and Jewish mysticism, Benjamin made enduring and influential contributions to aesthetic theory, literary criticism, and historical materialism.

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He who observes etiquette but objects to lying is like someone who dresses fashionably but wears no vest.

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To be happy is to be able to become aware of oneself without fright.

Happiness, Self-Confidence
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Boredom is the dream bird that hatches the egg of experience. A rustling in the leaves drives him away.

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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.

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Work on good prose has three steps: a musical stage when it is composed, an architectonic one when it is built, and a textile one when it is woven.

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