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Theodor W. Adorno

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Biography - Theodor W. Adorno:

German philosopher, sociologist, psychologist and composer.
Born: 1903 - Died: 1969
20th century
Place of birth: Germany

The task of art today is to bring chaos into order.



(French, German)

La tâche de l'art aujourd'hui, c'est de mettre du chaos dans l'ordre.

Aufgabe von Kunst heute ist es, Chaos in die Ordnung zu bringen.

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We adore chaos because we love to produce order.

Quotes for: chaos


Quotes about chaos:

One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.

Scientific theory is a contrived foothold in the chaos of living phenomena.

In my prints I try to show that we live in a beautiful and orderly world and not in a chaos without norms, as we sometimes seem to.

When you are philosophising you have to descend into primeval chaos and feel at home there.

Quotes for: art


Quotes about art:

Truly, art is embedded in nature; he who can extract it, has it.

My trade and art is to live.

The more I think about it the more I feel that there’s nothing more genuinely artistic than to love people.

Art is the elimination of the unnecessary.

I do not know what the spirit of a philosopher could more wish to be than a good dancer. For the dance is his ideal, also his fine art, finally also the only kind of piety he knows, his 'divine service.'

The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing.


Quotes for: order

Doubt always arises from the fact that things are investigated without order.

Beware of anyone who wants to order things. To regulate is always to make oneself master of the others by hampering them.

Order does not create life.

The order and connection of the thought is identical to with the order and connection of the things.

Everything is ordered in things once and for all, with as much order and agreement as possible.


Theodor W. Adorno also said...

Love you will find only where you may show yourself weak without provoking strength.

Wrong life cannot be lived rightly.

No improvement is too small or trivial to be worthwhile.

Love is the power to see similarity in the dissimilar.

Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.

Everything that has ever been called folk art has always reflected domination.

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