Theodor Adorno Quotes (94 quotes)
Essays on Music: Theodor W. Adorno ; Selected, with Introduction, Commentary, and Notes by Richard Leppert ; New Translations by Susan H. Gillespie (2002 edition), Univ of California Press - ISBN: 9780520231597
Minima Moralia: Reflections From Damaged Life (1951)
On high culture and popular culture, in a letter to with Walter Benjamin (18 March 1936)
“When I made my theoretical model, I could not have guessed that people would try to realise it with Molotov cocktails.”
As quoted in The Dialectical Imagination : A History of the Frankfurt School and the Institute of Social Research (1973) by M Jay, p279.
“Jazz is the false liquidation of art — instead of utopia becoming reality it disappears from the picture.”
Perennial fashion — Jazz, as quoted in The Sociology of Rock (1978) by Simon Frith by Simon Frith
“Advancing bourgeois society liquidates memory, time, recollection as irrational leftovers of the past.”
Was bedeutet Aufarbeitung der Vergangenheit (1959)
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Born: September 11, 1903
Died: August 6, 1969 (aged 65)
Bio: Theodor W. Adorno was a German sociologist, philosopher and musicologist known for his critical theory of society.
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“Sound is naught but broken air, And every speech that is spoken, Loud or privily, foul or fair, In its substance is but air; For as flame is but lighted smoke, So sound is air that is broken.”