„Its not that what is past casts its light on what is present, or what is present its light on what is past; rather, image is that wherein what has been comes together in a flash with the now to form a constallation. In other words, image is dialectics at a standstill. For while the relation of the present to the past is a purely temporal, continuous one, the relation of what-has-been to the now is a dialectical: is not progression but image, suddenly emergent.—Only dialectical images are genuine images (that is not archaic); and the place where one encounters them is language“ N2a, 3
Walter Benjamin, The Arcades-Project
The chronicler who narrates events without distinguishing between major and minor ones acts in accord with the following truth: nothing that has ever happened should be regarded as lost to history.
Walter Benjamin, On the Concept of History
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