Best Quotes by Walter Benjamin (Top 10)

  1. The only way of knowing a person is to love them without hope.
  2. There is no document of civilization that is not at the same time a document of barbarism.
  3. To be happy is to be able to become aware of oneself without fright.
  4. You could tell a lot about a man by the books he keeps - his tastes, his interest, his habits.
  5. Work on a good piece of writing proceeds on three levels: a musical one, where it is composed; an architectural one, where it is constructed; and finally, a textile one, where it is woven.
  6. Every passion borders on the chaotic, but the collector's passion borders on the chaos of memories.
  7. All human knowledge takes the form of interpretation.
  8. Death is the sanction of everything the story-teller can tell. He has borrowed his authority from death.
  9. Even the most perfect reproduction of a work of art is lacking in one element: its presence in time and space, its unique existence at the place where it happens to be.
  10. Boredom is the dream bird that hatches the egg of experience. A rustling in the leaves drives him away.

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