…in tragedy, pagan man becomes aware that he is better than his god, but the...– Walter Benjamin (via poodlecactus) from “Fate and Character” in Walter Benjamin, 1913-1926
For a collector - and I mean a real collector, a collector as he ought to be -...– Walter Benjamin from ‘Unpacking My Library’ (via gravellyrun)
Apropos of sleep, that sinister adventure of all our nights, we may say that men...– Charles Baudelaire, who was admired by Benjamin. His poems and quotations occupy many pages of the the Arcades Project manuscript. Baudelaire (via johnwilkestooth)
The Arcades Project comes to us today as a massive collection of notes on 19th...– “Notes on Walter Benjamin & Allegory”, Doug Hall
Allegory is in the realm of thought what ruins are in the realm of things.– Letter to Horkheimer, quoted in Susan Buck-Morss, The Dialectics of Seeing
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Thanks to all the followers and supporters of “In Memory of Walter Benjamin”. I’ve so enjoyed creating and building this Tumblr. It is really a joy to connect with other Benjamin-philes every day! I love your stories, photos and links you send my way and appreciate the support, likes and reblogs from all! But I am looking forward to the 100th follower—but who will they...
History breaks down into images, not stories.– Walter Benjamin (via oenggun)
The sight of immediate reality has become an orchid in the land of technology.– Walter Benjamin, in The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction (1936)
…true literary activity cannot aspire to take place within a literary framework...– Walter Benjamin - One Way Street (via bigroundtable)