Georg Büchner

(1813-1837 / Riedstadt)

Georg Büchner Quotes

  • ''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).
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  • ''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.
  • ''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.
  • ''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).
  • ''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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