Ernst Toller Quotes & Sayings

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17 most famous Ernst Toller quotes and sayings (playwright). These are the first 10 quotes we have.

“We thrust our fingers into our ears to stop its moan; but it was no good; the cry cut like a drill into our heads, dragging minutes into hours, hours into years. We withered and grew old between those cries.”
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“We revolutionaries acknowledge the right to revolution when we see that the situation is no longer tolerable, that it has become a frozen. Then we have the right to overthrow it.”
Ernst Toller Quotes
“And suddenly, like light in darkness, the real truth broke in upon me; the simple fact of Man, which I had forgotten, which had lain deep buried and out of sight; the idea of community, of unity.”
Ernst Toller Quotes
“Each had defended his own country; the Germans Germany, the Frenchmen France; they had done their duty.”
“After that I could never pass a dead man without stopping to gaze on his face, stripped by death of that earthly patina which masks the living soul. And I would ask, who were you? Where was your home? Who is mourning for you now?”
“Gradually I became aware of details: a company of French soldiers was marching through the streets of the town. They broke formation, and went in single file along the communication trench leading to the front line. Another group followed them.”
“At that moment of realization I knew that I had been blind because I had wished not to see; it was only then that I realised, at last, that all these dead men, French and Germans, were brothers, and I was the brother of them all.”
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“And the spirit of revolution will not die while the hearts of these workers continue to beat.”
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“I saw the dead without really seeing them.”
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“Slogans which deafened us so that we could not hear the truth.”

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