1. 10

    Unhappy the land that is in need of heroes.

    61
  2. 9

    Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are.

    63
  3. 8

    Those who take the most from the table, teach contentment. Those for whom the taxes are destined, demand sacrifice. Those who eat their fill, speak to the hungry, of wonderful times to come. Those who lead the country into the abyss, call ruling difficult, for ordinary folk.

    66
  4. 7

    In the dark times Will there also be singing? Yes, there will also be singing. About the dark times.

    75
  5. 6

    We need a type of theatre which not only releases the feelings, insights and impulses possible within the particular historical field of human relations in which the action takes place, but employs and encourages those thoughts and feelings which help transform the field itself.

    77
  6. 5

    It is not enough to demand insight and informative images of reality from the theater. Our theater must stimulate a desire for understanding, a delight in changing reality.

    100
  7. 4

    Don't be afraid of death so much as an inadequate life.

    106
  8. 3

    Love is also like a coconut which is good while it is fresh, but you have to spit it out when the juice is gone, what's left tastes bitter.

    109
  9. 2

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

    130
  10. 1

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

    235
  11. Last Update: 25 January 2022

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