He who observes etiquette but objects to lying is like someone who dresses fashionably but wears no vest.- Walter Benjamin
Glücklich zu sein heißt, sich seiner selbst ohne Angst bewusst zu werden.
To be happy is to be able to become aware of oneself without fright.- Walter BenjaminGlück, Selbstbewusstsein
Boredom is the dream bird that hatches the egg of experience. A rustling in the leaves drives him away.- Walter Benjamin
Memory is not an instrument for exploring the past but its theatre. It is the medium of past experience, as the ground is the medium in which dead cities lie interred.- Walter Benjamin
Work on good prose has three steps: a musical stage when it is composed, an architectonic one when it is built, and a textile one when it is woven.- Walter Benjamin