Mackie's back in town.
Bertolt Brecht (1898 - 1956)
Source: The Threepenny Opera (Die Dreigroschenoper)1928, The Ballad of Mack the Knife (Moritat)
Contributed by: Zaady
Oh, the shark has pretty teeth, dear- And he shows them pearly white- Just a jackknife has Macheath, dear- And he keeps it out of sight.
Why be a man when you can be a success?
Oh! Moon of Alabama We now must say good-bye We've lost our good old mama And must have whiskey Oh, you know why!
Source: Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (Aupstieg und liall den- Stadt Mahagonny). 1931. Alabama Song
Who built the seven gates of Thebes? In the books are listed the names of kings. Did the kings heave up the building blocks?
Source: Question of a Literary Worker (Fragen Fines Lesenden Arbeiters)
One can describe the world of today to the people of today only if one describes it as capable of alteration.
Source: Can Today's World Become RestoredThrough Theater? 1955
Grub first, then ethics.
What a miserable thing life is: you're living in clover, only the clover isn't good enough.
Poverty makes you sad as well as wise.
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