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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Bertolt Brecht Quotes

"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."
"Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are."
"Boy meets Girl, So What?"
"Don't tell me peace has broken out."
"Everyone needs help from everyone."
"From the cradle to the coffin underwear comes first."
"Grub first, then ethics."
"He who laughs has not yet heard the bad news."
"It is easier to rob by setting up a bank than by holding up a bank clerk."
"Mixing one's wines may be a mistake, but old and new wisdom mix admirably."
"No one can be good for long if goodness is not in demand."
"No one will improve your lot if you do not yourself."
"One forgets too easily the difference between a man and his image, and that there is none between the sound of his voice on the screen and in real life."
"People are too durable, that's their main trouble. They can do too much to themselves, they last too long."
"People remain what they are even if their faces fall apart."
"Right is its own defense."
"Science knows only one commandment - contribute to science."
"Sometimes it's more important to be human, than to have good taste."
"The world of knowledge takes a crazy turn when teachers themselves are taught to learn."
"Unhappy the land that is in need of heroes."
"War is like love; it always finds a way."
"We need a type of theatre which not only releases the feelings, insights and impulses possible within the particular historical field of human relations in which the action takes place, but employs and encourages those thoughts and feelings which help transform the field itself."
"What a miserable thing life is: you're living in clover, only the clover isn't good enough."
"What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?"
"What's breaking into a bank compared with founding a bank?"
"Why be a man when you can be a success?"

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