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Quotations From GEORG BÜCHNER

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  • 31.
    We have not made the Revolution, the Revolution has made us.
    Georg Büchner (1813-1837), German dramatist, revolutionary. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). Danton's Death, act II (1835). On the French Revolution of 1789.
  • 32.
    Your words smell of corpses.
    Georg Büchner (1813-1837), German dramatist, revolutionary. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). Danton's Death, act II (1835).
  • 33.
    The stars are scattered all over the sky like shimmering tears, there must be great pain in the eye from which they trickled.
    Georg Büchner (1813-1837), German dramatist, revolutionary. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). Danton's Death, act IV (1835).

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  • 34.
    That is a long word: forever!
    Georg Büchner (1813-1837), German dramatist, revolutionary. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). Leonce and Lena, act I (1838).

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  • 35.
    You will have an affordable death.
    Georg Büchner (1813-1837), German dramatist, revolutionary. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). Woyzeck, sc. XVII (1879). Even when it comes to dying, the poor have to budget.

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  • 36.
    A good man with a good conscience doesn't walk so fast.
    Georg Büchner (1813-1837), German dramatist, revolutionary. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). Woyzeck, sc. X (1879).
  • 37.
    People like us are unhappy in this world and in the next, I guess if we made it to heaven, we'd have to help make it thunder.
    Georg Büchner (1813-1837), German dramatist, revolutionary. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). Woyzeck, sc. VI (1879). Meant to characterize the hopelessness of poverty.

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  • 38.
    There is something beautiful about virtue, Captain. But I am just a poor guy.
    Georg Büchner (1813-1837), German dramatist, revolutionary. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1995). Woyzeck, sc. VI (1879). Poverty does not allow for higher aspirations like virtue.

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  • 39.
    Germany is now a field of cadavers, soon she will be a paradise.
    Georg Büchner (1813-1837), German dramatist, revolutionary. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1994). The Hessian Messenger (1834).
  • 40.
    Peace to the shacks! War on the palaces!
    Georg Büchner (1813-1837), German dramatist, revolutionary. Trans. by Gerhard P. Knapp (1994). The Hessian Messenger (1834). Büchner translates a motto of the French Revolution by Nicolas Chamfort: "Guerre aux châteaux! Paix aux chaumières!..."

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