"Fantasy alone, today consigned to the realm of the unconscious and proscribed from knowledge as a childish, injudicious rudiment, can establish that relation between objects which is the irrevocable source of all judgement: should fantasy be driven out, judgement too, the real act of knowledge, is exorcised. But the castration of perception by a court of control that denies it any anticipatory desire, forces it thereby into a patter of helplessly reiterating what is already known. When nothing more may actually be seen, the intellect is sacrificed."
Adorno, Minima Moralia II.79: “Intellectus sacrificium intellectus.” Translated by E.F.N. Jephcott. (via adornography)