"The only way of knowing a person is to love them without hope."
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning."Walter Benjamin on Albert Einstein
"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."Walter Benjamin on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."Walter Benjamin on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return."Walter Benjamin on Maya Angelou
"I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe."Walter Benjamin on Dalai Lama
"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."