Bertolt Brecht Quote
“I see with sympathy
The swollen veins on his brow, showing
How exhausting it is to be evil.”
The Mask of Evil, as translated in Brecht on Brecht : An Improvisation (1967) by George Tabori, p. 14
“Do not rejoice in his defeat, you men. For though the world has stood up and stopped the bastard, the bitch that bore him is in heat again.”
Referring to Arturo Ui (representing Adolf Hitler), in The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (1941)
“Everyone chases after happiness, not noticing that happiness is right at their heels.”
Attributed. A similar quotation was found in "Jim Jam Jems, Volume 3" (Clark and Crockard., 1914): "They are pursuing a phantom when the real substance of all happiness is right at hand."
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsBertolt Brecht
Born: February 10, 1898
Died: August 14, 1956 (aged 58)
Occupation: Poet, playwright
Bio: Bertolt Brecht was a German poet, playwright, and theatre director.