"All human knowledge takes the form of interpretation."
"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination."Walter Benjamin on Albert Einstein
"Information is not knowledge."Walter Benjamin on Albert Einstein
"A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots."Walter Benjamin on Marcus Garvey
"Knowledge of what is does not open the door directly to what should be."Walter Benjamin on Albert Einstein
"Ignorance is the curse of God knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven."Walter Benjamin on William Shakespeare
"The greater the decrease in the social significance of an art form, the sharper the distinction between criticism and enjoyment by the public. The conventional is uncritically enjoyed, and the truly new is criticized with aversion."
"The art of storytelling is reaching its end because the epic side of truth, wisdom, is dying out."
"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."
"The idea that happiness could have a share in beauty would be too much of a good thing."
"Death is the sanction of everything the story-teller can tell. He has borrowed his authority from death."