"Art is permitted to survive only if it renounces the right to be different, and integrates itself into the omnipotent realm of the profane."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Theodor Adorno on Albert Einstein
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."Theodor Adorno on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Theodor Adorno on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Theodor Adorno on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Theodor Adorno on Oscar Wilde
"In the age of the individual's liquidation, the question of individuality must be raised anew."
"True thoughts are those alone which do not understand themselves."
"No harm comes to man from outside alone: dumbness is the objective spirit."
"Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth."
"The task of art today is to bring chaos into order."