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Bertolt Brecht
(1898-1956) born on
Feb 10
German dramatist, poet. He was the foremost German playwright of 20th century; best known for "Threepenny Opera," 1928 (in collaboration with Kurt Weill).
         
   
F
The world of knowledge takes a crazy turn
When teachers themselves are taught to learn.

R
We need a type of theatre which not only releases the feelings, insights and impulses possible within the particular historical field of human relations, but employs and encourages those thoughts and feelings which help transform the field itself.
A
The finest plans have always been spoiled by the littleness of those that should carry them out. Even emperors can't do it all by themselves.
N
If there are obstacles, the shortest line between two points may be a crooked line.
K
It isn't important to come out on top. What matters is to be the one who comes out alive.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "The Life of Galileo," sc. 6; translated by Howard Brenton, 1980.
R: "A Short Organum for the Theatre," para 35, 1949.
A: "Mother Courage," act 4.
N: "The Life of Galileo," 1938.
K: "Jungle of Cities."
   


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