"I have often supported Israel, I have often visited the country and want the country to exist and at last find peace with its neighbours."
"When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace."Gunter Grass on Jimi Hendrix
"An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind."Gunter Grass on Mahatma Gandhi
"If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other."Gunter Grass on Mother Teresa
"I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word."Gunter Grass on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one."Gunter Grass on John Lennon
"As a child I was a great liar. Fortunately my mother liked my lies. I promised her marvelous things."
"I don't believe in writing at night because it comes too easily. When I read it in the morning it's not good. I need daylight to begin. Between nine and ten o'clock I have a long breakfast with reading and music."
"My relationship with Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm reaches far back into my childhood. I grew up with Grimm's fairy tales. I even saw a theater production of 'Tom Thumb' during Advent at the State Theater in Danzig, which my mother took me to see."