Bertolt Brecht Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Bertolt Brecht quotes, Bertolt Brecht sayings, and Bertolt Brecht proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Poverty makes you sad as well as wise. Bertolt Brecht
What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone? Bertolt Brecht
The finest plans have always been spoiled by the littleness of them that should carry them out. Even emperors can't do it all by themselves. Bertolt Brecht
Everyone chases after happiness, not noticing that happiness is right at their heels. Bertolt Brecht
I don't trust him. We're friends. Bertolt Brecht
How can the theatre be both entertaining and instructive at the same time? Bertolt Brecht
I don't think the traditional form of theatre means anything any longer. Its significance is purely historic. Bertolt Brecht
Boy meets girl, so what? Bertolt Brecht
Art is not a mirror held up to reality, but a hammer with which to shape it. Bertolt Brecht
There must always be some who are brighter and some who are stupider. The latter make up for it by being better workers. Bertolt Brecht
You little box, held to me escaping / So that your valves should not break / Carried from house to house to ship from sail to train, / So that my enemies might go on talking to me. Bertolt Brecht
Near my bed, to my pain / The last thing at night, the first thing in the morning, / Of their victories and of my cares, /Promise me not to go silent all of a sudden. Bertolt Brecht