Walter Benjamin Quotes to Inspire us Today, July 15

Walter Benjamin was a German Philosopher and essayist. He was born on this day, July 15 in the year 1892 and passed away in 1940.

Here are some of his quotes to motivate us.

Walter Benjamin Quotes
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“The only way of knowing a person is to love them without hope.”

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

“The idea that happiness could have a share in beauty would be too much of a good thing.”

“It is only for the sake of those without hope that hope is given to us.”

“The destructive character lives from the feeling, not that life is worth living, but that suicide is not worth the trouble.”

“All human knowledge takes the form of interpretation.”

“Every passion borders on the chaotic, but the collector’s passion borders on the chaos of memories.”

“The concept of progress must be grounded in the idea of catastrophe. That things are ‘status quo’ is the catastrophe.”

“The tradition of the oppressed teaches us that the “state of emergency” in which we live is not the exception but the rule.”

“Never stop writing because you have run out of ideas. Fill the lacunae of inspiration by tidily copying out what is already written.”

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