Walter Benjamin Quotes & Sayings

30 most famous Walter Benjamin quotes and sayings (critic). These are the first 10 quotes we have.

Walter Benjamin Quotes
“Memory is not an instrument for exploring the past but its theatre. It is the medium of past experience, as the ground is the medium in which dead cities lie interred.”
Walter Benjamin Quotes
“All human knowledge takes the form of interpretation.”
Walter Benjamin Quotes
“Counsel woven into the fabric of real life is wisdom.”
Walter Benjamin Quotes
“He who observes etiquette but objects to lying is like someone who dresses fashionably but wears no vest.”
Walter Benjamin Quotes
“It is precisely the purpose of the public opinion generated by the press to make the public incapable of judging, to insinuate into it the attitude of someone irresponsible, uninformed.”
Walter Benjamin Quotes
“The construction of life is at present in the power of facts far more than convictions.”
Walter Benjamin Quotes
“The art of storytelling is reaching its end because the epic side of truth, wisdom, is dying out.”
Walter Benjamin Quotes
“The destructive character lives from the feeling, not that life is worth living, but that suicide is not worth the trouble.”
Walter Benjamin Quotes
“The true picture of the past flits by. The past can be seized only as an image which flashes up at the instant when it can be recognized and is never seen again.”
Walter Benjamin Quotes
“The only way of knowing a person is to love them without hope.”

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