Bertolt Brecht
Quotations


A man who strains himself on the stage is bound, if he is any good, to strain all the people sitting in the stalls.

What's breaking into a bank compared with founding a bank?

People remain what they are even if their faces fall apart.

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

Unhappy the land that is in need of heroes.

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

The law was made for one thing alone, for the exploitation of those who don't understand it, or are prevented by naked misery from obeying it.

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

Society cannot share a common communication system so long as it is split into warring factions.

Science knows only one commandment--contribute to science.

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.

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



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