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Quotations by author » Bertolt Brecht
German poet and playwright, 1898-1956
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'What is the robbing of a bank compared to the FOUNDING of a bank?'
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A man who sees another man on the street corner with only a stump for an arm will be so shocked the first time he'll give him sixpence. But the second time it'll only be a three penny bit. And if he sees him a third time, he'll have him cold-bloodedly handed over to the police.
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ANDREA: Unhappy the land that has no heroes! . . . GALILEO: No, unhappy the land that needs heroes.
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Art is not a mirror held up to reality, but a hammer with which
to shape it.
Art
As regards obstacles, the shortest distance between two points can be a curve.
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As the old Czech proverb has it, `Sweaty feet seldom come singly.'
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Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are.
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Boy meets Girl, So What?
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Do not fear death so much but rather the inadequate life
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Do not rejoice in his defeat, you men.
For though the bastard is dead, the bitch that bore him is again in heat.
War
Don't be afraid of death so much as an inadequate life.
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Don't tell me peace has broken out.
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Everyone chases after happiness, not noticing that happiness is right at their heels.
ContentmentHappinessSatisfaction
Everyone needs help from everyone.
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For once you must try not to shirk the facts: mankind is kept alive by bestial acts.
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From new transmitters came the old stupidities. Wisdom was passed on from mouth to mouth.
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From the cradle to the coffin underwear comes first.
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Grub first, then ethics.
Ethics
He who laughs has not yet heard the bad news.
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Hungry man, reach for the book: it is a weapon.
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