Inspirational Quotes from Hans-Georg Gadamer

By | January 2, 2016

The focus of subjectivity is a distorting mirror.

Hans-Georg Gadamer

Long before we understand ourselves through the process of self-examination, we understand ourselves in a self-evident way in the family, society and state in which we live.

Hans-Georg Gadamer

The real being of language is that into which we are taken up when we hear it – what is said.

Hans-Georg Gadamer

In fact history does not belong to us; but we belong to it.

Hans-Georg Gadamer

It is one of the primary motives of modern art that it wants to abolish the distance which the viewer, the consumer, the audience maintain vis-a-vis a work of art.

Hans-Georg Gadamer

The more language is a living operation, the less we are aware of it. Thus it follows from the self-forgetfulness of language that its real being consists in what is said in it.

Hans-Georg Gadamer

Nothing exists except through language.

Hans-Georg Gadamer

It was clear to me that the forms of consciousness of our inherited and acquired historical education – aesthetic consciousness and historical consciousness – presented alienated forms of our true historical being.

Hans-Georg Gadamer

I basically only read books that are over 2,000 years old.

Hans-Georg Gadamer

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