Walter Benjamin quotes

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He who seeks to approach his own buried past must conduct himself like a man digging.... He must not be afraid to return again and ...
Reminiscences, even extensive ones, do not always amount to an autobiography.... For autobiography has to do with time, with seque ...
Not to find one's way in a city may well be uninteresting and banal. It requires ignorance--nothing more. But to lose oneself in a ...
Memory is not an instrument for exploring the past but its theatre. It is the medium of past experience, as the ground is the medi ...
Only he who can view his own past as an abortion sprung from compulsion and need can use it to full advantage in the present. For ...
The only way of knowing a person is to love them without hope.
Taking food alone tends to make one hard and coarse. Those accustomed to it must lead a Spartan life if they are not to go downhil ...
Bourgeois existence is the regime of private affairs ... and the family is the rotten, dismal edifice in whose closets and crannie ...
All human knowledge takes the form of interpretation.
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 ...
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