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Germany is in terrible condition this year.
by Agnes Smedley

Germany is in terrible condition this year.
This is particularly true of the working masses,
who are so undernourished that tuberculosis is having a rich harvest,
particularly of adolescent children.
- Agnes Smedley

Much that we read of Russia is imagination and desire only.
- Agnes Smedley

When I was a girl, the West was still young,
and the law of force, of physical force,
was dominant.
- Agnes Smedley

Like all my family and class, I considered it a sign
of weakness to show affection;
to have been caught kissing my mother would have been a disgrace,
and to have shown affection for my father would have been a disaster.
- Agnes Smedley

 

Now, being a girl, I was ashamed of my body and my lack of strength.
So I tried to be a man.
I shot, rode, jumped, and took part in all the fights of the boys.
- Agnes Smedley

I hate female men.
- Agnes Smedley

But I see no reason why a woman should not grow and
develop in all those outlets which are suited to her nature,
it matters not at all what they may be.
- Agnes Smedley

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Thousands of women are crushed and made inarticulate
by that system and never develop as their natures would
force them to develop were they in a decent environment.
- Agnes Smedley

I feel like a person living on the brink of a volcano crater.
- Agnes Smedley

And the woman who could win the respect of man was
often the woman who could knock him down with her bare
fists and sit on him until he yelled for help.
- Agnes Smedley

Everybody calls everybody a spy, secretly,
in Russia, and everybody is under surveillance.
You never feel safe.
- Agnes Smedley

I have no objection to a man being a man,
however masculine that may be.
- Agnes Smedley

What a couple.
I'm consumed into ashes.
And he's always raking up the ashes and setting them on fire again.
- Agnes Smedley

But he like my mother, had certainly come to know that
those who work the most do not make the most money.
It was the fault of the rich, it seemed,
but just how he did not know.
- Agnes Smedley

No one yet knows what a man's province is,
and how far that province, as conceived of today,
is artificial.
- Agnes Smedley

For the first week of the Sian events I was a first
aid worker in the streets of Sian.
- Agnes Smedley

In the little hall leading to it was a rack holding
various Socialist or radical newspapers,
tracts, and pamphlets in very small print and on very bad paper.
The subjects treated were technical Marxist theories.
- Agnes Smedley

So I had to be the doctor to these wounded men until
we could remove them to the hospital.
There were fifty-four women and forty little boys with the Red Army prisoners,
and I went daily to take care of them also.
- Agnes Smedley

More and more do I see that only a successful revolution
in India can break England's back forever and free Europe itself.
It is not a national question concerning India any longer;
it is purely international.
- Agnes Smedley

I joined another circle and the leader gave us a little
leaflet in very small print,
asking us to read it carefully and then come prepared to ask questions.
It was a technical Marxist subject and I did not understand
it nor did I know what questions to ask.
- Agnes Smedley

My mother listened to all the news from the camp during the strike.
She said little, especially when my father or the men
who worked for him were about I remember her instinctive
and unhesitating sympathy for the miners.
- Agnes Smedley

In one hotel, the maid who built the fire fainted in our room.
Exhaustion was the cause.
We talked with her later and learned that she worked
17 hours a day and makes 95 marks a month -
about 50 cents.
- Agnes Smedley

Yet it is awful to love a person who is a torture to you.
And a fascinating person who loves you and won't hear
of anything but your loving him and living right by
his side through all eternity!
- Agnes Smedley

For months it seemed that a revolution was certain.
But instead, slavery seems more likely now.
The working class no longer has the physical resistance for a revolution,
and the Entente is too strong, and Russia is too weak.
- Agnes Smedley

There are many men - such as those often to be found among the Indians -
who are refined until they have qualities often attributed to the female sex.
Yet they are men, and strong ones.
- Agnes Smedley

To walk through the ruined cities of Germany is to
feel an actual doubt about the continuity of civilization.
- George Orwell

The role of Italy and of Austria has diminished as
has that of France and Britain;
Germany and Japan have suffered catastrophically.
- Emily Greene Balch

You have to remember that when I met Elvis,
you know, it wasn't the fanfare that it is today or
even when he was here in the states and I was in Germany growing up.
- Priscilla Presley

The vast majority of Muslims living here are peaceful citizens.
Unfortunately, however, we also see religious and political
fanaticism among Muslim groups in Germany.
- Otto Schily

I love Germany so dearly that I hope there will always be two of them.
- Francois Mauriac

The National Socialist Party in Austria never tried
to hide its inclination for a greater Germany.
- Arthur Seyss-Inquart

It is not only that Germany has been defeated in the war,
Kaiser Wilhelm's Germany was defeated.
- C. L. R. James

Then this will only prove again and again,
that Monarchy in Germany is he longer capable of a national act.
- Ferdinand Lassalle

You're thinking of Eurpoe as Germany and France.
I don't.
I think that's old Europe.
- Donald Rumsfeld

It took us 50 months in Germany, post World War II
to go from the end of the war to a national election.
- Frank Carlucci

That Germany was so immensely strong and Austria so
dependent upon German strength that the word and will
of Germany would at the critical moment be decisive with Austria.
- Edward Grey

Each had defended his own country; the Germans Germany,
the Frenchmen France; they had done their duty.
- Ernst Toller

I also work with the regular orchestras in Munich,
Germany and other similar orchestras.
- Skitch Henderson

I liked Germany; I'm not into Berlin,
it's too huge and empty and imposing,
but Munich was good.
- Graham Coxon

We don't mind that we still have troops in Germany,
or that we still have troops in Japan or Korea.
But they are not in danger, and we know that they are in danger in Iraq.
- Thelma Drake

When the railways of France, Germany and India were
breaking down through age,
it was the Americans who rebuilt them.
- Gordon Sinclair

I was in the underground until I left Germany.
- Klaus Fuchs

People's ability to forget what they do not want to know,
to overlook what is before their eyes,
was seldom put to the test better than in Germany at that time.
- W. G. Sebald

Finally Germany's attack on Russia seemed to confirm
that Russia was not shirking and was prepared to carry
out a foreign policy with the risk of war with Germany.
- Klaus Fuchs

The Jews must realize that their influence in Germany
has disappeared for all time.
- Hjalmar Schacht

Today, Germany is on the borders of Europe everywhere.
- Heinrich Himmler

With the aid of this credit policy, however,
Germany created an armament second to none,
and this armament in turn made possible the results of our policy.
- Hjalmar Schacht

Denmark, the Netherlands and Germany have detailed
plans to cut their greenhouse emissions by 20 to 50 percent.
- Donella Meadows

World War II...
did not happen to everyone, but it happened to most.
There were people from Germany who were throwing bombs at us.
- Graham Chapman

In Germany I have been acknowledged again since the fall of Hitler,
but my works, partly suppressed by the Nazis and partly destroyed by the war;
have not yet been republished there.
- Herman Hesse

I was signed when I was 19 years old,
in 1980.
I went to Germany and France.
Seeing the world at that time was just an awesome experience for a teenager.
- Kurtis Blow

But Germany will always suffer, I fear,
from the intensely dramatic character of the crimes of the Third Reich.
- Douglas Hurd

A similar revolving fund could be set up for Germany,
for a durable peace can rest only upon a Germany that,
while militarily impotent, is industrially active.
- James Forrestal

When runaway inflation and bank failures struck in Germany in the 1920s,
the middle class was destroyed, which led directly
to the rise of the Nazis.
- Nick Clooney

But the same intelligence compels Germany to practise the same policy.
- Pierre Laval

Germany stays and falls with the success of the policy of Hitler.
- Hjalmar Schacht

May we soon enjoy the fruits of our labor in a peaceful and united Germany.
- Walter Ulbricht

I was the very first athlete in East Germany allowed to go professional.
- Katarina Witt

Unanimously we will confess and pledge ourselves to
stand behind the Fuehrer and his movement today and
forever and thereby to be of service to the idea of eternal Germany.
- Gustav Krupp

What is good for Germany is right, and everything that harms Germany is wrong.
- Robert Ley

Just as a child respects his father even when he perceives
his weaknesses and faults,
so a German will not despise the old Germany which
was once a symbol of greatness to him.
- Gustav Stresemann

When the movie was done, Number Five was crated up.
Eric took him over to Germany; displayed him over there
because Germans really liked this movie.
It was very popular with them.
- John Badham

Bad guys don't think they're bad guys.
Hitler probably thought he was a wonderful guy doing
some wonderful and righteous work for Germany.
- Martin Landau

The SA is, and remains, Germany's destiny.
- Ernst Rohm

The dangerous American fascist is the man who wants
to do in the United States in an American way what
Hitler did in Germany in a Prussian way.
- Henry A. Wallace

America stopped making vinyl and phased out the single
but Germany held out and refused.
Warner's never phased out vinyl in Germany.
Now America imports it!
- Peter Hook

I'm very surprised at that, yes, because there were
many chances for it to be in Germany once the syndication
market started and it continually just did not happen.
- Werner Klemperer

It's silly to say it about a tennis player,
but I'm an unbelievable hero in Germany.
And Germany needs heroes more than any place.
- Boris Becker

In World War II in Germany, we had a ration for one U.S.
soldier, or one allied soldier for every twenty inhabitants.
The ratio in Iraq is about one for a hundred and sixty.
- William Odom

Despite this lamentable lack of balance in our education
I do not believe that either children or adults in
my country are permeated by a widespread hostility to Germany.
- Douglas Hurd

I think this could be our best victory over Germany since the war.
- John Motson


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