"Love you will find only where you may show yourself weak without provoking strength."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."Theodor Adorno on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Theodor Adorno on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."Theodor Adorno on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Theodor Adorno on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Theodor Adorno on Ernest Hemingway
"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."