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George Grosz Quotes and Sayings

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The bourgeoisie and the petty bourgeoisie have armed
themselves against the rising proletariat with,
among other things, 'culture.'
- George Grosz

Very little changed fundamentally, except that the
proud German soldier had turned into a defeated bundle
of misery and the great German army had disintegrated.
- George Grosz

The war was a mirror; it reflected man's every virtue and every vice,
and if you looked closely, like an artist at his drawings,
it showed up both with unusual clarity.
- George Grosz

Peace was declared, but not all of us were drunk with joy or stricken blind.
- George Grosz

 

I thought the war would never end.
And perhaps it never did, either.
- George Grosz

It's an old ploy of the bourgeoisie.
They keep a standing 'art' to defend their collapsing culture.
- George Grosz

What can I say about the First World War,
a war in which I served as an infantryman,
a war I hated at the start and to which I never warmed as it proceeded?
- George Grosz

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In 1916 I was discharged from military service,
or rather, given a sort of leave of absence on the
understanding that I might be recalled within a few months.
And so I was a free man, at least for a while.
- George Grosz

The cult of individuality and personality,
which promotes painters and poets only to promote itself,
is really a business.
The greater the 'genius' of the personage,
the greater the profit.
- George Grosz

I had grown up in a humanist atmosphere,
and war to me was never anything but horror,
mutilation and senseless destruction,
and I knew that many great and wise people felt the same way about it.
- George Grosz

I stood up as best I could to their disgusting stupidity and brutality,
but I did not, of course, manage to beat them at their own game.
It was a fight to the bitter end, one in which I was
not defending ideals or beliefs but simply my own self.
- George Grosz

In the end, they pardoned me and packed me off to a
home for the shell-shocked.
Shortly before the end of the war, I was discharged a second time,
once again with the observation that I was subject to recall at any time.
- George Grosz

I don't even like to talk about it.
I hated being a number and not merely because I was a very small one.
I let them bellow at me for just as long as it took
me to find enough pluck to bellow back at them.
- George Grosz

I was disappointed, not because we had lost the war
but because our people had allowed it to go on for so many years,
instead of heeding the few voices of protest against
all that mass insanity and slaughter.
- George Grosz

The intellectual is a middle-class product;
if he is not born into the class he must soon insert himself into it,
in order to exist.
He is the fine nervous flower of the bourgeoisie.
- Louise Bogan

On a level plain, simple mounds look like hills;
and the insipid flatness of our present bourgeoisie
is to be measured by the altitude of its great intellects.
- Karl Marx

Common sense, in so far as it exists,
is all for the bourgeoisie.
Nonsense is the privilege of the aristocracy.
The worries of the world are for the common people.
- George Jean Nathan

Culture and possessions, there is the bourgeoisie for you.
- Thomas Mann

No government fights fascism to destroy it.
When the bourgeoisie sees that power is slipping out of its hands,
it brings up fascism to hold onto their privileges.
- Buenaventura Durruti

The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between
the millstones of taxation and inflation.
- Vladimir Lenin

The bourgeoisie might blast and ruin its own world
before it leaves the stage of history.
- Buenaventura Durruti

Intellectual growth should commence at birth
and cease only at death.
- Albert Einstein

The intellect is a cold thing
and a merely intellectual idea
will never stimulate thought
in the same manner that a spiritual idea does.
- Ernest Holmes

God is a metaphor for that which transcends
all levels of intellectual thought.
It's as simple as that.
- Joseph Campbell

Being an intellectual creates a lot of questions and no answers.
- Janis Joplin

The forces that are driving mankind toward unity and
peace are deep-seated and powerful.
They are material and natural, as well as moral and intellectual.
- Arthur Henderson

An intellectual is a man
who takes more words than necessary
to tell more than he knows.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit
that still carries any reward.
- John Maynard Keynes

Mad, adj.
Affected with a high degree of intellectual independence.
- Ambrose Bierce

People disparage knowing and the intellectual life,
and urge doing.
I am content with knowing, if only I could know.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself.
- Albert Camus

The march of science and technology does not imply
growing intellectual complexity in the lives of most people.
It often means the opposite.
- Thomas Sowell

Wit - the salt with which the American humorist spoils
his intellectual cookery by leaving it out.
- Ambrose Bierce

Our family life was certainly not intellectual.
- Douglass North

To be wholly devoted to some intellectual exercise
is to have succeeded in life.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Those who desire to rise as high as our human condition allows,
must renounce intellectual pride, the omnipotence of clear thinking,
belief in the absolute power of logic.
- Alexis Carrel

Cruelty is, perhaps, the worst kid of sin.
Intellectual cruelty is certainly the worst kind of cruelty.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

When I start writing songs and it turns into an overly
belabored intellectual process,
I just throw it out.
- Alanis Morissette

The danger is not so much in the economic structure
of a society but in its intellectual structure.
- Philip Kaufman

Intellectual honesty is the quality that the public
in free countries always has expected of historians;
much more than that it does not expect,
nor often get.
- Samuel E. Morison

By exploring the political and moral colorings of discoveries
about what makes us tick,
we can have a more honest science and a less fearful intellectual milieu.
- Steven Pinker

The demand for certainty is one which is natural to man,
but is nevertheless an intellectual vice.
- Bertrand Russell

There's always something suspect about an intellectual on the winning side.
- Vaclav Havel

The stock market can be down, but the stock market
is not an indication of where people's spirits and enthusiam are,
and where their intellectual energy is.
- James Daly

The intellectual property situation is bad and getting worse.
To be a programmer, it requires that you understand
as much law as you do technology.
- Eric Allman

Disinterested intellectual curiosity is the life blood of real civilization.
- G. M. Trevelyan

I've been called many things, but never an intellectual.
- Tallulah Bankhead

He was a sociologist; he had got into an intellectual
muddle early on in life and never managed to get out.
- Iris Murdoch

An intellectual snob is someone who can listen to the
William Tell Overture and not think of The Lone Ranger.
- Dan Rather

What we call National-Socialism is the poisonous perversion
of ideas which have a long history in German intellectual life.
- Thomas Mann

Law is vulnerable to the winds of intellectual or moral fashion,
which it then validates as the commands of our most basic concept.
- Robert Bork

It's not highly intellectual material.
I'm dedicating it to the pulp fiction of the past.
- Bruce Boxleitner

Ulysses, obviously.
It was an elaborate prank, and our supposed intellectual
elite continue to fall for it.
- Orson Scott Card

The intellectual evolution of the race consists in
an increase in the number,
delicacy, complexity, permanence and speed of formation of such associations.
- Edward Thorndike

They're now turning those seeds into intellectual property,
so they have a virtual lock on the seeds upon which
we all depend for our food and survival.
- Jeremy Rifkin

The delusions of self-love cannot be prevented,
but intellectual misconceptions as to the means of
achieving success may be corrected.
- George Henry Lewes

I'm a schoolteacher.
That's even worse than being an intellectual.
Schoolteachers are not only comic, they're often cold
and hungry in this richest land on earth.
- Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Tea, though ridiculed by those who are naturally coarse
in their nervous sensibilities will always be the favorite
beverage of the intellectual.
- Thomas de Quincey

My dear Miss Glory, Robots are not people.
They are mechanically more perfect than we are,
they have an astounding intellectual capacity,
but they have no soul.
- Karel Capek

My emotional and intellectual response to Hiroshima
was that the question of the social responsibility
of a journalist was posed with greater urgency than ever.
- Wilfred Burchett

We have arrived at an intellectual chaos.
- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way.
An artist says a hard thing in a simple way.
- Charles Bukowski

Gender consciousness has become involved in almost
every intellectual field:
history,
literature, science, anthropology.
There's been an extraordinary advance.
- Clifford Geertz

Cynicism is the intellectual cripple's substitute for intelligence.
- Russell Lynes

Christianity is the greatest intellectual system the
mind of man has ever touched.
- Francis Schaeffer

If Socialism can only be realized when the intellectual
development of all the people permits it,
then we shall not see Socialism for at least five hundred years.
- Vladimir Lenin

I was not naturally intellectual, but somebody whose
interest had to be whetted,
still the case sadly.
- Jeremy Irons

No great intellectual thing was ever done by great effort.
- Theodore Roosevelt

To counter the avoidance of intellectual challenge and responsibility,
we must reduce the domination of certainty in education.
- William Glasser

One day I heard a speech of Hitler.
In this speech he said that the German factory worker
and the German labourer must make common cause with
the German intellectual worker.
- Fritz Sauckel

I'm not known for my intellectual range and tricks have been played on me.
- William Sanderson


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