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The Germans and I no longer speak the same language. ...
by Marlene Dietrich

The Germans and I no longer speak the same language.
- Marlene Dietrich

It is the friends you can call up at 4 A.M. that matter.
- Marlene Dietrich PHOTO

Once a woman has forgiven her man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast.
- Marlene Dietrich

I never enjoyed working in a film.
- Marlene Dietrich

 

When you're dead, you're dead.
That's it.
- Marlene Dietrich

The average man is more interested in a woman who is
interested in him than he is in a woman with beautiful legs.
- Marlene Dietrich

I dress for the image.
Not for myself, not for the public, not for fashion,
not for men.
- Marlene Dietrich

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I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have,
beautifully expressed with much authority by someone
recognized wiser than oneself.
- Marlene Dietrich

A king, realizing his incompetence, can either delegate or abdicate his duties.
A father can do neither.
If only sons could see the paradox, they would understand the dilemma.
- Marlene Dietrich

In America, sex is an obsession, in other parts of the world it's a fact.
- Marlene Dietrich

I am not a myth.
- Marlene Dietrich

Grumbling is the death of love.
- Marlene Dietrich

Courage and grace are a formidable mixture.
The only place to see it is in the bullring.
- Marlene Dietrich

Sex.
In America an obsession.
In other parts of the world a fact.
- Marlene Dietrich

There's something about an American soldier you can't explain.
They're so grateful for anything, even a film actress coming to see them.
- Marlene Dietrich

A man would prefer to come home to an unmade bed and
a happy woman than to a neatly made bed and an angry woman.
- Marlene Dietrich

There is a gigantic difference between earning a great
deal of money and being rich.
- Marlene Dietrich

I am at heart a gentleman.
- Marlene Dietrich

If there is a supreme being, he's crazy.
- Marlene Dietrich

Glamour is what I sell, it's my stock in trade.
- Marlene Dietrich

Think twice before burdening a friend with a secret.
- Marlene Dietrich

I'm worth more dead than alive.
Don't cry for me after I'm gone; cry for me now.
- Marlene Dietrich

Superstitions are habits rather than beliefs.
- Marlene Dietrich

Latins are tenderly enthusiastic.
In Brazil they throw flowers at you.
In Argentina they throw themselves.
- Marlene Dietrich

Most women set out to try to change a man,
and when they have changed him they do not like him.
- Marlene Dietrich

The weak are more likely to make the strong weak than
the strong are likely to make the weak strong.
- Marlene Dietrich

Darling, the legs aren't so beautiful,
I just know what to do with them.
- Marlene Dietrich

America took me into her bosom when there was no longer
a country worthy of the name,
but in my heart I am German - German in my soul.
- Marlene Dietrich

How do you know love is gone? If you said that you
would be there at seven and you get there by nine,
and he or she has not called the police yet -
it's gone.
- Marlene Dietrich

They want you to bring out your intestines.
- Marlene Dietrich

The tears I have cried over Germany have dried.
I have washed my face.
- Marlene Dietrich

Without tenderness, a man is uninteresting.
- Marlene Dietrich

I had no desire to be an film actress,
to always play somebody else, to be always beautiful
with somebody constantly straightening out your every eyelash.
It was always a big bother to me.
- Marlene Dietrich

To be completely woman you need a master,
and in him a compass for your life.
You need a man you can look up to and respect.
If you dethrone him it's no wonder that you are discontented,
and discontented women are not loved for long.
- Marlene Dietrich

Let us show our fellow countrymen and the entire world
what the Germans can do when they work for peace.
- Walter Ulbricht

It was essential to do this job, hateful though it was,
because we knew the Germans were hot on the trail.
- Mark Oliphant

I know what Germans are.
They are a funny people.
They are always choosing someone to lead them in a
direction which they do not want to go.
- Gertrude Stein

It's all well and good to say that Germans were all
responsible for the concentration camps,
but I don't think they were.
I think that was the work of a small group of fiends.
- James Laughlin

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

Nothing is over until we decide it is!
Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell,
no!
- John Belushi

Germans make nice cars.
- Jason Behr

A book is worth a few francs; we Germans can afford to destroy those.
We all may not appreciate artistic merit,
but cash value is another matter.
- Paul Scofield

Russians call me German, Germans call me Russian,
Jews call me a Christian, Christians a Jew.
- Anton Rubinstein

Thus we have at least a national song that unites all Germans,
and is the symbol of our sixty-million nation.
- Friedrich Ebert

It is nonsense to say that Germans are unable to change.
- Angela Merkel

A people that has experienced all that the Germans have been through,
naturally offers fertile soil for the extremists.
- Gustav Stresemann

Man, it seemed, had been created to jab the life out of Germans.
- Siegfried Sassoon

Technological things, that Germans and Japanese would get real excited about.
- John Badham

Germans who wish to use firearms should join the SS or the SA -
ordinary citizens don't need guns,
as their having guns doesn't serve the State.
- Heinrich Himmler

The Germans certainly - the intelligence service believed that there were WMD.
It turns out that we were all wrong,
probably in my judgment,
and that is most disturbing.
- David Kay

But do you know, I shall not be sorry to die.
I shall be glad, Monsieur.
And why glad, you ask? Because I love France and hate
the Germans who have put this war on us.
- Philip Gibbs

A few weeks ago we were reminded that other peoples -
in particular the United States of America -
fought so that we Germans could live in liberty.
That we should never forget.
- Horst Koehler

The East Germans first used biomechanics.
This meant that rather than guessing about technique and form,
they could apply changes to athletic performance based on science.
- Bill Toomey

The trouble with Germans is not that they fire shells,
but that they engrave them with quotations from Kant.
- Karl Kraus

A jacket commemorating the Germans as champions of
the 1990 World Cup is out of date two weeks after the event has passed.
- Thomas Harrison

I defy anyone - and I have said this to the Germans -
to build a solid,
articulated, and viable Europe without France's consent.
- Pierre Laval

After a Polish Pope, whose country was first to be
invaded by the Germans in World War Two,
we now have someone from the generation drafted at the close of the war.
- Horst Koehler

But as a German - and I am German-born -
we Germans are condemned once again to be radical revisionists.
- Ernst Zundel

With the Germans, the sovereignty resided in the great assembly of the people.
- John Lothrop Motley

There were sometimes from forty to sixty English machines,
but unfortunately the Germans were often in the minority.
With them quality was more important than quantity.
- Manfred von Richthofen

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

We both agreed that Stalin was determined to hold out against the Germans.
He told us he'd never let them get to Moscow.
But if he was wrong, they'd go back to the Urals and fight.
They'd never surrender.
- W. Averell Harriman

All the children had to wear a gas mask in case of
a gas attack by the Germans.
They tried to make the masks like Mickey Mouse faces
so the children would like them.
But I didn't.
They had big ears on them.
- Gerald Scarfe

Our chemical and other manufacturing concerns are all
too often ready to let the Germans have Latin American markets,
provided the American companies can work out an arrangement
which will enable them to charge high prices to the
consumer inside the United States.
- Henry A. Wallace

The front-line soldier wants it to be got over by the
physical process of his destroying enough Germans to end it.
He is truly at war.
The rest of us, no matter how hard we work,
are not.
- Ernie Pyle

With millions of family wage manufacturing jobs lost since 2001,
we need an energy bill that takes bold action to tap
into American ingenuity in order to lead the world
in new clean energy technology,
rather than playing catch-up to the Japanese,
Danish, and Germans.
- Jay Inslee

As a young man, every bone in my body wanted to pick
up a machine gun and kill Germans.
And yet I had absolutely no reason to do so.
Certainly nobody invited me to do the job.
But that's what I felt that I was trained to do.
Now no part of my upbringing was militaristic.
- Pete Townshend

There would be a paragraph about some veteran digging
tunnels for the Germans in a slave labor camp,
or something like that.
Finally I decided to look it up and go further into it.
- Charles Guggenheim

The road passed through a curtain of pine forest and came out on a flat,
rolling snow field.
In this field the sprawled or bunched bodies of Germans lay thick,
like some dark shapeless vegetable.
- Martha Gellhorn

Further, not only the United States,
but the French,
British, Germans and the United Nations all thought
Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction before
the United States intervened.
- Jim Gerlach

The history of England, who has always dealt most harshly
with her vanquished foe in the few European wars in
which she has taken part in modern times,
gives us Germans an idea of the fate in store for us if defeated.
- Bernhard von Bulow


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