BERTOLT BRECHT Quotes

Intelligence is not to make no mistakes, but quickly to see how to make them good.

Bertolt Brecht

Right is its own defense.

Bertolt Brecht

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

Bertolt Brecht

Everyone needs help from everyone.

Bertolt Brecht

Mixing one's wines may be a mistake, but old and new wisdom mix admirably

Bertolt Brecht

We need a type of theatre which not only releases the feelings, insights and impulses possible within the particular historical field of human relations in which the action takes place, but employs and encourages those thoughts and feelings which help transform the field itself.

Bertolt Brecht

No one can be good for long if goodness is not in demand.

Bertolt Brecht

Hungry man, reach for the book: it is a weapon.

Bertolt Brecht

Unhappy the land that is in need of heroes.

Bertolt Brecht

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

BERTOLT BRECHT

It is not enough to demand insight and informative images of reality from the theater. Our theater must stimulate a desire for understanding, a delight in changing reality. Our audience must experience not only the ways to free Prometheus, but be schooled in the very desire to free him. Theater must teach all the pleasures and joys of discovery, all the feelings of triumph associated with liberation.

Bertolt Brecht

Grub first, then ethics.

Bertolt Brecht

The defeats and victories of the fellows at the top aren't always defeats and victories for the fellows at the bottom

Bertolt Brecht
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