"Is not memory inseparable from love, which seeks to preserve what yet must pass away? Is not each stirring of fantasy engendered by desire which, in displacing the elements of what exists, transcends without betrayal? Is not indeed the simplest perception shaped by fear of the thing perceived, or desire for it?"
— Adorno, Minima Moralia II.79: “Intellectus sacrificium intellectus.” Translated by E.F.N. Jephcott. (via adornography)