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Quotation by Walter Benjamin
Opinions are to the vast apparatus of social existence what oil is to machines: one does not go up to a turbine and pour machine oil over it; one applies a little to hidden spindles and joints that one has to know.
Walter Benjamin (1892–1940), German critic, philosopher. repr. In One-Way Street and Other Writings (1978). "Filling Station," One-Way Street (1928).
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