Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht Quotes

If art reflects life, it does so with special mirrors.

Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht

For art to be 'unpolitical' means only to ally itself with the 'ruling' group.

Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht

Sometimes I have visions of myself driving through hell, selling sulphur and brimstone, or through heaven peddling refreshments to the roaming souls. If me and the children I've got left could find a place where there's no shooting, I wouldn't mind a few years of peace and quiet.

Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht

The world of knowledge takes a crazy turn When teachers themselves are taught to learn.

Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht

Those who are weak don't fight. Those who are stronger might fight for an hour. Those who are stronger still might fight for many years. The strongest fight their whole life. They are the indispensable ones.

Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht

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

Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht

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

Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht

Mr. Wurlitzer, I am now in a position to receive your organ.

Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht

For the task assigned them Men aren't smart enough or sly Any rogue can blind them With a clever lie.

Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht

The law is simply and solely made for the exploitation of those who do not understand it or of those who, for naked need, cannot obey it.

Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht

For once you must try not to shirk the facts: Mankind is kept alive by bestial acts.

Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht

You may proclaim, good sirs, your fine philosophy But till you feed us, right and wrong can wait!

Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht

So it happens, for instance, that a man who sees another man on the street corner with only a stump for an arm will be so shocked the first time that he'll give him sixpence. But the second time it'll only be a threepenny bit. And if he sees him a third time, he'll hand him over cold-bloodedly to the police.

Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht

And the shark he has his teeth and There they are for all to see And Macheath he has his knife but No one knows where it may be.

Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht

First comes a full stomach, then comes ethics.

Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht

Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are.

Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht

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