Bertolt Brecht Quotes

Who is Bertolt Brecht?

Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht was a German theatre legend.

Born February 10, 1898
Died August 14, 1956

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Best 16 Quotes by Bertolt Brecht

“A person is really dead only when nobody thinks of him anymore.”

“A theater without beer is just a museum.”

“All artforms are in the service of the greatest of all arts: the art of living.”

“Art is never without consequences.”

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

“As crimes pile up, they become invisible.”

“As soon as something seems the most obvious thing in the world, it means that we have abandoned all attempts to understanding it.”

“Bank robbery is an initiative of amateurs. True professionals establish a bank.”

“Every time you name yourself, you name someone else.”

“Everyone chases after happiness, not noticing that happiness is right at their heels.”

“Facts are facts, whisper them or shout them.”

“First comes food, then comes morality.”

“It is simplicity that is difficult to make.”

“Do not fear death so much, but rather the inadequate life.”

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