Quotation Explorer - 'German'

If my theory of relativity is proven successful, Germany will claim me as a German and France will declare that I am a citizen of the world.
I would rather decline two drinks than one German adjective. - Mark Twain
Mÿnna tachton gernast spuho somen gelen Emÿna daÿda"[modern: Minä tahdon kernaasti puhua suomen kieltä, [mutta] en minä taida]("I willingly want to speak Finnish, [but] I am not able")(found in a German travel journal c.1450) - Christine Wulff
[On school uniforms] Don't these schools do enough damage making all these kids think alike, now they have to make them look alike too? It's not a new idea, either. I first saw it in old newsreels from the 1930s, but it was hard to understand because the narration was in German. - George Carlin
I imagine hell like this: Italian punctuality, German humour and English wine. - Peter Ustinov
We have no quarrel with the German nation,One would not quarrel with a flock of sheep.But, generation after generation,They throw up leaders who disturb our sleep. - Alan Herbert
An unalterable and unquestioned law of the musical world required that the German text of French operas sung by Swedish artists should be translated into Italian for the clearer understanding of English-speaking audiences. - Edith Wharton
In the German tongue, in the Polish townScraped flat by the rollerOf wars, wars, wars ... - Sylvia Plath
I married a German. Every night I dress up as Poland and he invades me. - Bette Midler
The creation of a line of forts opposite to the French frontier will enable the German troops to be economized on that line and will enable the main forces to swing round through Belgium and Holland.
Is there a word for when you are young and pretending to have lived and loved a thousand lives? Is there a German word for that? Let's say its schaufenfrieglasploit. - Amy Poehler
A writer, I think, is someone who pays attention to the world."[Speech upon being awarded the Friedenspreis des Deutschen Buchhandels (Peace Prize of the German Book Trade), Frankfurt Book Fair, October 12, 2003] - Susan Sontag
The German language is so sonorous, isn't it? Beautiful language...the language of poetry. Angry, angry poetry. - John Oliver
Indeed," Fowler answered. He turned and looked at Tony critically. "I say, old man, but you're not much older than that German kid."Yeah," Tony grinned. "But I'm from Texas and meaner than a junkyard bulldog. Makes a difference, you know. - Robert L. Wise
Most people thought that we would remain in the ghetto until the end of the war, until the arrival of the Red Army. Afterward everything would be as before. The ghetto was ruled by neither German nor Jew; it was ruled by delusion. - Elie Wiesel
An appeal to fear never finds an echo in German hearts. - Otto von Bismarck
Heresy is usually quite sophisticated, actually has a meaning, and is to be taken very seriously. It is therefore to be carefully distinguished from turgid, pretentious, badly-written Bullsgeshichte, to use the technical German theological term. - Carl R. Trueman
Whenever the literary German dives into a sentence, that is the last you are going to see of him until he emerges on the other side of his atlantic with his verb in his mouth. - Mark Twain
The English language was carefully, carefully cobbled together by three blind dudes and a German dictionary. - Dave Kellett
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