Bertolt Brecht

1898 - 1956

A Quote by Bertolt Brecht on teamwork, help, history, labour, and working class

"Young Alexander conquered India.
He alone?
Caesar beat the Gauls. Was there not even a cook in his army?
Philip of Spain wept as his fleet was sunk and destroyed. Were there no other tears?
Frederick the Great triumphed in the Seven Years War. Who
Triumphed with him?"

Bertolt Brecht (1898 - 1956)

Source: A Worker Reads History

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A Quote by Bertolt Brecht

Do not fear death so much, but rather the inadequate life

Bertolt Brecht (1898 - 1956)

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A Quote by Bertolt Brecht on art and reality

Art is not a mirror to reflect reality, but a hammer with which to shape it.

Bertolt Brecht (1898 - 1956)

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A Quote by Bertolt Brecht

If we could learn to look instead of gawking,
We'd see the horror in the heart of farce,
If only we could act instead of talking,
We wouldnt always end up on our arse.
This was the thing that nearly has us mastered;
Dont rejoyce in his defeat, you men!
Although the world stood up and stopped the bastard,
The bitch that bore him is in heat again.

Bertolt Brecht (1898 - 1956)

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A Quote by Bertolt Brecht on obstacles

As regards obstacles, the shortest distance between two points can be a curve.

Bertolt Brecht (1898 - 1956)

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A Quote by Bertolt Brecht on good, peace, trouble, and war

What they could do with round here is a good war. What else can you expect with peace running wild all over the place? You know what the trouble with peace is? No organization.

Bertolt Brecht (1898 - 1956)

Source: Mother Courage and Her Children, 1941. act I

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A Quote by Bertolt Brecht

He who laughs has not yet heard the bad news.

Bertolt Brecht (1898 - 1956)

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A Quote by Bertolt Brecht on books and names

Who built the seven gates of Thebes? In the books are listed the names of kings. Did the kings heave up the building blocks?

Bertolt Brecht (1898 - 1956)

Source: Question of a Literary Worker (Fragen Fines Lesenden Arbeiters)

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A Quote by Bertolt Brecht on people and world

One can describe the world of today to the people of today only if one describes it as capable of alteration.

Bertolt Brecht (1898 - 1956)

Source: Can Today's World Become RestoredThrough Theater? 1955

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A Quote by Bertolt Brecht on ethics

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Grub first, then ethics.

Bertolt Brecht (1898 - 1956)

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