Theodor W. Adorno Quote
What has become alien to men is the human component of culture, its closest part, which upholds them against the world. They make common cause with the world against themselves, and the most alienated condition of all, the omnipresence of commodities, their own conversion into appendages of machinery, is for them a mirage of closeness.
Minima Moralia: Reflections on a Damaged Life (ed. Verso, 2005) - ISBN: 9781844670512