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Bertolt Brecht Quotes



Quotes by Bertolt Brecht - (30 quotes)

Bertolt Brecht - From the Aging category:

People remain what they are even if their faces fall apart. (Bertolt Brecht)

Bertolt Brecht - From the Art category:

Art is not a mirror held up to reality, but a hammer with which to shape it. (Bertolt Brecht)

Bertolt Brecht - From the Art category:

All artforms are in the service of the greatest of all arts: the art of living. (Bertolt Brecht)

Bertolt Brecht - From the Books category:

Hungry man, reach for the book: it is a weapon. (Bertolt Brecht)

Bertolt Brecht - From the Change category:

Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are. (Bertolt Brecht)

Bertolt Brecht - From the Desperation category:

In the dark times / Will there also be singing? / Yes, there will also be singing. / About the dark times. (Bertolt Brecht)

Bertolt Brecht - From the Doubt category:

It's all right to hesitate if you then go ahead. (Bertolt Brecht)

Bertolt Brecht - From the Fun category:

From the start it has been the theatre's business to entertain people... it needs no other passport than fun. (Bertolt Brecht)

Bertolt Brecht - From the Generosity category:

Everyone needs help from everyone. (Bertolt Brecht)

Bertolt Brecht - From the Goodness category:

No one can be good for long if goodness is not in demand. (Bertolt Brecht)

Bertolt Brecht - From the Happiness category:

Everyone chases after happiness, not noticing that happiness is right at their heels. (Bertolt Brecht)

Bertolt Brecht - From the Humour category:

He who laughs has not yet heard the bad news. (Bertolt Brecht)

Bertolt Brecht - From the Interest category:

I'm in good form, taking no interest in things, neglecting clothes, meals, company, and feeling calm and stable as I write. (Bertolt Brecht)

Bertolt Brecht - From the Life category:

Do not fear death so much, but rather the inadequate life. (Bertolt Brecht)

Bertolt Brecht - From the Life category:

To live means to finesse the processes to which one is subjugated. (Bertolt Brecht)

Bertolt Brecht - From the Mirrors category:

If art reflects life, it does so with special mirrors. (Bertolt Brecht)

Bertolt Brecht - From the Mistakes category:

Intelligence is not to make no mistakes, but quickly to see how to make them good. (Bertolt Brecht)

Bertolt Brecht - From the Money category:

Poverty makes you sad as well as wise. (Bertolt Brecht)

Bertolt Brecht - From the Performance category:

A man who strains himself on the stage is bound, if he is any good, to strain all the people sitting in the stalls. (Bertolt Brecht)

Bertolt Brecht - From the Pleasure category:

Pleasures / First look from morning's window / The rediscovered book (Bertolt Brecht)

Bertolt Brecht - From the Prayer category:

You don't need to pray to God any more when there are storms in the sky, but you do have to be insured. (Bertolt Brecht)

Bertolt Brecht - From the Progress category:

No one will improve your lot if you do not yourself. (Bertolt Brecht)

Bertolt Brecht - From the Questions category:

What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone? (Bertolt Brecht)

Bertolt Brecht - From the Struggle category:

-In Praise of the Fighters (song), 1930...
There are men who struggle for a day and they are good. There are men who struggle for a year and they are better. There are men who struggle many years, and they are better still. But there are those who struggle all their lives: These are the indispensable ones. (Bertolt Brecht)

Bertolt Brecht - From the Taste category:

There are times when you have to choose between being a human and having good taste. (Bertolt Brecht)

Bertolt Brecht - From the Teaching category:

-Life of Galileo, 1938...
The world of knowledge takes a crazy turn / When teachers themselves are taught to learn. (Bertolt Brecht)

Bertolt Brecht - From the Theory category:

Your theory is crazy, but it's not crazy enough to be true. (Bertolt Brecht)

Bertolt Brecht - From the Thought category:

He thought in other heads, and in his own; others besides himself thought. (Bertolt Brecht)

Bertolt Brecht - From the Understanding category:

People who understand everything get no stories. (Bertolt Brecht)

Bertolt Brecht - From the Wisdom category:

Mixing one's wines may be a mistake, but old and new wisdom mix admirably. (Bertolt Brecht)