Walter Benjamin

(1892-1940 / Berlin)

Walter Benjamin Quotes

  • ''Living substance conquers the frenzy of destruction only in the ecstasy of procreation.''
    Walter Benjamin (1892-1940), German critic, philosopher. repr. In One-Way Street and Other Writings (1978). "To the Planetarium," One-Way Street (1928).
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  • ''Every passion borders on the chaotic, but the collector's passion borders on the chaos of memories.''
    Walter Benjamin (1892-1940), German critic, philosopher. repr. In Illuminations, ed. Hannah Arendt (1968). Unpacking My Library (1931).

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