Bertolt Brecht

1898 - 1956

A Quote by Bertolt Brecht on theory

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Your theory is crazy, but it's not crazy enough to be true.

Bertolt Brecht (1898 - 1956)

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A Quote by Bertolt Brecht on love and war

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War is like love, it always finds a way.

Bertolt Brecht (1898 - 1956)

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A Quote by Bertolt Brecht on death and life

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Don't be afraid of death so much as an inadequate life.

Bertolt Brecht (1898 - 1956)

Source: The Mother, 1932

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A Quote by Bertolt Brecht

Mackie's back in town.

Bertolt Brecht (1898 - 1956)

Source: The Threepenny Opera (Die Dreigroschenoper)1928, The Ballad of Mack the Knife (Moritat)

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A Quote by Bertolt Brecht on justice

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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.

Bertolt Brecht (1898 - 1956)

Source: The Threepenny Opera (Die Dreigroschenoper)1928, The Ballad of Mack the Knife (Moritat)

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A Quote by Bertolt Brecht on success

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Why be a man when you can be a success?

Bertolt Brecht (1898 - 1956)

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A Quote by Bertolt Brecht on good and losing

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!

Bertolt Brecht (1898 - 1956)

Source: Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (Aupstieg und liall den- Stadt Mahagonny). 1931. Alabama Song

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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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