Bertolt Brecht Quotes


17 Bertolt Brecht quotes:



"Literary works cannot be taken over like factories, or literary forms of expression like industrial methods. Realist writing, of which history offers many widely varying examples, is likewise conditioned by the question of how, when and for what class it is made use of."
"Science knows only one commandment - contribute to science."
Author: Brecht Quotes Category: Science Quotes German Poet Quotes
"You want justice, but do you want to pay for it, hm? When you go to a butcher you know you have to pay, but you people go to a judge as if you were off to a funeral supper."
Author: Brecht Quotes Category: Justice Quotes
"From new transmitters came the old stupidities. Wisdom was passed on from mouth to mouth."
Author: Brecht Quotes Category: Wisdom 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."
Author: Brecht Quotes Category: Charity Quotes
"Right is its own defense."
Author: Brecht Quotes Category: Defense Quotes German Poet Quotes
"What a miserable thing life is: you're living in clover, only the clover isn't good enough."
Author: Brecht Quotes Category: Living Quotes German Poet Quotes
"Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are."
Author: Brecht Quotes Category: Change Quotes German Poet Quotes
"The atomic age made its debut at Hiroshima in the middle of our work. Overnight, the biography of the founder of the new system of physics read differently."
"Don't tell me peace has broken out."
Author: Brecht Quotes Category: Peace Quotes German Poet Quotes
"Intelligence is not to make no mistakes, but quickly to see how to make them good."
"Everyone chases after happiness, not noticing that happiness is right at their heels."
"If there are obstacles, the shortest line between two points may be a crooked line."
Author: Brecht Quotes Category: Obstacles Quotes
"Society cannot share a common communication system so long as it is split into warring factions."
Author: Brecht Quotes Category: Communication Quotes German Poet Quotes
"What's breaking into a bank compared with founding a bank?"
Author: Brecht Quotes Category: American Photographer Quotes German Poet Quotes
"As regards obstacles, the shortest distance between two points can be a curve."
Author: Brecht Quotes Category: Obstacles Quotes
"Whenever there are great virtues, it's a sure sign something's wrong"



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