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I am German, yes, but I am not a Nazi. There is a difference, and one day I hope you understand that. -- Caroline Leech
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I am writing Parsifal only for my wife - if I had to depend on the German spirit, I should have nothing more to say. -- Richard Wagner
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English. That was where I met him. -- Andrew Koh
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British. My mother -- A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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Germans make nice cars. -- Jason Behr
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I don't know how it is, but the Germans are amazed at me and I am amazed at them for finding anything to be amazed about. -- Frederic Chopin
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The German people are an orderly, vain, deeply sentimental and rather insensitive people. They seem to feel at their best when they are singing in chorus, saluting or obeying orders. -- H.g.wells
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The German mind has a talent for making no mistakes but the very greatest. -- Clifton Fadiman
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I don't know what the word is in Austrian. -- Barack Obama
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Born in England during the First World War, of Belgian parents with partly German roots, I grew up in the cosmopolitan city of Antwerp, where I had the benefit of a classical education taught in the two national languages of Belgium: French and Dutch. -- Christian De Duve
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The German is the discipline of fear; ours is the discipline of faith - and faith will triumph. -- Joseph Joffre
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For me, at least, much of the German I see and hear sounds stranger than Swedish, a language of which I unfortunately understand very little. -- Heinrich Boll
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In the beginning, I was put off by the harshness of German. Someone would order a piece of cake, and it sounded as if it were an actual order, like, 'Cut the cake and lie facedown in that ditch between the cobbler and the little girl'. -- David Sedaris
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Do you know, by the way, that German is the only language in the world that has a word for 'pleasure derived from the misfortune of others'? Schadenfreude. -- John Dolan
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Sassenach I might be to him, but not English. -- Diana Gabaldon
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We Germans are the most universal, the most European people of Europe. -- Moses Hess
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My sister married a German. He complained he couldn't get a good
bagel back home. I said: 'Well, whose fault is that?' -- Emo Philips
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It is interesting to note that Copernicus was German/Polish, Luther was German, and Gutenberg was German. -- George Friedman
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Occasionally I write a small piece or the odd lecture in English, and I teach in English, but my fiction is always written in German. -- W.g. Sebald
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I've always had facility with the German accent. -- Mercedes Ruehl
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I went to a British Council event a while back and there were lots of German professors of literature. About half of them were convinced I had a German sense of humour and the other half were sure it was British. They are probably still arguing about it now. -- Tibor Fischer
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It is the emotions to which one objects in Germany most of all. -- Franz Grillparzer
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When one is polite in German, one lies. -- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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The Germans wit is in his fingers. -- George Herbert
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Me and Schopenhauer. Sometimes being German seems to come with some serious disadvantages. -- Philip Kerr
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Well, I'm English. -- Roger Michell
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In German. I'm more sensitized to the details, to the emotions. In English, I wouldn't detect as much nuance. -- Michael Haneke
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Would you like to hear of my first sight of the Germans? I'll use adjectives to make it more lively. I usually don't. -- Mary Ann Shaffer
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In the German tongue, in the Polish town
Scraped flat by the roller
Of wars, wars, wars ... -- Sylvia Plath
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Orlaith asks as we return to the tree. Germany. You know they have sausages in vending machines there? -- Kevin Hearne
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There is nothing, he tells me, more odious than a German. However, their women are seductive, and they make the world's most beautiful music. My employer sings me a German song. He sounds like a buffalo in distress. Afterward he makes me read to him from the Bible. -- Sofia Samatar
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You can always reason with a German. You can always reason with a barnyard animal, too, for all the good it does. -- P. J. O'rourke
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The English language was carefully, carefully cobbled together by three blind dudes and a German dictionary -- Dave Kellett
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The most interesting legal philosophy is German, so naturally I went to Germany, particularly to Berlin, quite a bit. -- Philip Kerr
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Afrikaans is my first language, although you would never know, as my English accent has more of an American-British thing going on from all my years of travelling. -- Tanit Phoenix
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My greetings to you, my Germany. -- Alfred Jodl
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My shirt and my hat always say 'World Champion' in some language. English, Spanish, Chinese, 'Star Wars' language, which is also known as Aurebesh, mermaid language. -- Judah Friedlander
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A German joke is no laughing matter. -- Mark Twain
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I was a great friend of the Europeans. I grew up in Wiesbaden. I love Germany very much. -- Tyler Drumheller
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Mom spoke to us in Swiss when we were little. -- Isabel Lucas
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A feast of languages -- William Shakespeare
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In early times some sufferer had to sit up with a toothache, and he put in the time inventing the German language. -- Mark Twain
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was stopped on the street by a Dutch policeman, who ordered her to slowly speak the words Scheveningen and schapenscheerder. The Dutch police were trying to weed out Germans posing as Dutch, who most likely would not be able to pronounce those Dutch words. -- Kathryn J. Atwood
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I'm pretty good with languages. -- Marisol Nichols
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German youth, do not forget that you are a German," and "Remember, little girl, that one day you must be a German mother. -- Adolf Hitler
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To us Germans everything is religion. What we do we do not merely with our hands and brains, but with our hearts and souls. This has often become a tragic fate for us. -- Baldur Von Schirach
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I had to know at least two languages. -- Novak Djokovic
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Germans don't speak in a German accent, they just speak German. -- Daniel Day-Lewis
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There are German songs which can make a stranger to the language cry. -- Mark Twain
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The Germans are like women, you can scarcely ever fathom their depths - they haven't any. -- Friedrich Nietzsche
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Waiting for the German verb is surely the ultimate thrill. -- Flann O'brien
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I can't say I'm thankful about being German because I sometimes experience it as a huge burden. But it is an integral part of me and I wouldn't want to escape it. I have accepted it. -- Bernhard Schlink
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With Germans, as with women, you never get to the point. -- Umberto Eco
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The Germans form one of the most important branches of the Indo-Germanic or Aryan race - a division of the human family which also includes the Hindoos, Persians, Greeks, Romans, Celts, and the Slavonic tribes. -- Bayard Taylor
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I speak some French, Spanish, a little German and Gaelic. -- Terry Wogan
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It seems manifest, then, that the latter tongue (German) ought to be trimmed down and repaired. If it is to remain as it is, it ought to be gently and reverently set aside among the dead languages, for only the dead have time to learn it. -- Mark Twain
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The way Germans work is that they are slow to warm up but when they do they are your friend for life and very loyal. -- Claudia Schiffer
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I'm German but I didn't say that. I have no moustache -- Sebastian Vettel
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In Italy, I am almost seen as German for my workaholism. Also I am from Milan, the city where people work the hardest. Work, work, work - I am almost German. -- Silvio Berlusconi
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she likes the sound of languages other than English. -- Ken Liu
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The larger the German body, the smaller the German bathing suit and the louder the German voice issuing German demands and German orders to everybody who doesn't speak German. For this, and several other reasons, Germany is known as 'the land where Israelis learned their manners'. -- P. J. O'rourke
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Dutch isn't easy for the outsider to learn, because it's spoken from the back of the throat at the trigger spot for the gag reflex. -- Augusten Burroughs
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The happiest and most glorious hours of my life with books have been with German books. -- Enoch Powell
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My language is the sum total of myself. -- Charles Sanders Peirce
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I have a uniquely German capacity to vacillate between sentimentality and coldness. -- Tina Fey
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My homeland is the portuguese language. -- Fernando Pessoa
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the only true saviours are german -- Eckart Tolle
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The most satisfying of languages, Latin. -- Donna Tartt
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Germany is the Jew among nations. -- Milton Sanford Mayer
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If you were to ask me to speak Swedish or Dutch or German, I have no idea if I could pull that off! -- Marisol Nichols
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Japanese is a very strange foreign language for European people. -- Isamu Akasaki
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Language is not the frosting, it's the cake. -- Tom Robbins
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The name Shatner is Austrian and partly Germanic, and there's Germanic reticence and silence perhaps, but there is passion underneath. -- William Shatner
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Lincoln bought a German language newspaper. -- Harold Holzer
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Oh, sweet thy current by town and by tower, The green sunny vale and the dark linden bower; Thy waves as they dimple smile back on the plain, And Rhine, ancient river, thou'rt German again! -- Horace Binney Wallace
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Germany is a nation that created an enormous amount of suffering on the planet. The German people also themselves have suffered, because it always goes together. -- Eckhart Tolle
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Happiness is German engineering, Italian cooking, and Belgian chocolate. -- Patricia Briggs
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I speak Spanish to God, Italian to women, French to men, and German to my horse. -- Charles V
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I have eighteen titles in the German language. I had a number one song in 1965. -- Wanda Jackson
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I have a good ear for languages. -- Harry Dean Stanton
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There is this advantage about German beer: it does not make a man drunk as the word drunk is understood in England. There is nothing objectionable about him; he is simply tired. He does not want to talk; he wants to be let alone, to go to sleep; it does not matter where - anywhere. -- Jerome K. Jerome
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German diligence is actually endurance. -- Franz Grillparzer
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Listeners will wonder what an Englishman is doing on the German radio tonight. You can imagine that before taking this step I hoped that someone better qualified than me would come forward. -- John Amery
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We Germans should know that we're good at constructing cars, and we have a lot of good qualities. But we're not the funniest. -- Daniel Bruhl
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Germany is an anatomical oddity: it writes with its left hand and acts with its right. -- Kurt Tucholsky
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I'm a Berliner - fast, loud, obnoxious, industrious, brutally open. -- Hasso Plattner
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In action, the English have the advantage enjoyed by free men always entitled to free discussion: of having a ready judgment on every question. We Germans, on the other hand, are always thinking. We think so much that we never form a judgment. -- Heinrich Heine
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I studied German at school. I lived in Berlin for two years and had a German girlfriend for five years, so I don't find speaking German particularly difficult. Singing was slightly more difficult. -- Martin Gore
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German is more familiar now since I live part of the year in Rome and part in the German part of Switzerland. But it's not difficult to sing in German; it's difficult to feel in German. This takes time. It's a culture. -- Cecilia Bartoli
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And if Germans do have systematic minds, this is just as likely to be because their exceedingly erratic mother tongue has exhausted their brains' capacity to cope with any further irregularity -- Guy Deutscher
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German reminded her of an old man hacking up phlegm. -- Sara Shepard
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For my part, it was Greek to me. -- William Shakespeare
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Whatever music sounds like, I am glad to say it does not sound in the smallest degree like German. -- Oscar Wilde
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I speak French, and I grew up with French, so my English is Franglais. -- Corneille Ewango
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The Germans have a wonderful combination of pathos, energy, and humor. They are like Californians with an education. -- Joan Juliet Buck
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Latin, Greek, and English, plus a smattering of Italian and fucking French." "Fucking French, you say? Well . . ." "Oui," said I, in perfect fucking French. -- Christopher Moore
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My mind speaks English, my heart speaks Russian, and my ear prefers French. -- Vladimir Nabokov
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German is of stone, limestone, pudding stone, marble, granite even, and so to a considerable degree is English, whereas French is bronze and gives out a metallic resonance with tones that neither German nor English tolerate. -- Bernard Berenson
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We Germans fear God, but nothing else in the world; and it is the fear of God, which lets us love and foster peace. -- Otto Von Bismarck
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I am married to a girl from Hamburg, so no one need tell me about the dangers of living in a German dominated household. -- Nigel Farage