"What they could do with 'round here is a good war. What else can you expect with peace running wild all over the place? You know what the trouble with peace is? No organization."
"He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice."Bertolt Brecht on Albert Einstein
"One of the greatest casualties of the war in Vietnam is the Great Society... shot down on the battlefield of Vietnam."Bertolt Brecht on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one."Bertolt Brecht on Albert Einstein
"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed."Bertolt Brecht on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills we shall never surrender."Bertolt Brecht on Winston Churchill
"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."
"Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are."
"Society cannot share a common communication system so long as it is split into warring factions."
"Do not fear death so much but rather the inadequate life."
"Don't be afraid of death so much as an inadequate life."