The best Quotes by Erich Kästner

The best Quotes by Erich Kästner

Emil Erich Kästner (23 February 1899 – 29 July 1974) was a German writer, poet, screenwriter and satirist, known primarily for his humorous, socially astute poems and for children's books including Emil and the Detectives.

He, who's not scared, has no imagination.

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One of the main differences between Munich and Berlin is that when thousands of people get drunk in silly clothes and start vomitting, we don't call it "Oktoberfest", we call it "Tuesday".
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If you don't like Munich, I don't know which part of Germany you could like.
Angela Merkel - July 16th 2009, to Dmitry Medvedev
They say money can't buy happiness. But it can book your flight to Munich - which is kinda the same.
There's a lot of money to be made in scaring people.
Admitting your fears is the first and most difficult step in overcoming them.
Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?
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Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.
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"Oh yes, time flies and before you know it you're old," said Pippi. "Come autumn I'll be ten, and I suppose I'll be past my prime then."
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"But nightshirts aren't dangerous," Pippi assured her. "They don't bite anybody except in self defense."
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People say "nothing is impossible", but I do nothing every day.
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I always get to where I'm going by walking away from where I've been.
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The Rainbow Fish shared his scales left and right. And the more he gave away, the more delighted he became.
Give a glittering scale to each one of the other fish. You'll no longer be the most beautiful fish in the sea but you'll discover how to be happy!
The beginning is always dark.
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Human passions have mysterious ways, in children as well as grown-ups. Those affected by them can’t explain them, and those who haven’t known them have no understanding of them at all.
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Once there was a boy. He was, let us say, something like fourteen years old; long and loose jointed and towheaded. He wasn't good for much, that boy. His chief delight was to eat and sleep, and after that he liked best to make mischief.
Selma Lagerlöf in Nils Holgersson - The Wonderful Adventures of Nils
One Sunday morning the warm sun came up and - pop! - out of the egg came a tiny and very hungry caterpillar.
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He built a small house, called a cocoon, around himself. He stayed inside for more than two weeks. Then he nibbled a hole in the cocoon, pushed his way out and...
he was a beautiful butterfly!
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And the wild things roared their terrible roars and gnashed their terrible teeth and rolled their terrible eyes and showed their terrible claws.
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Happiness is not always the best way to be happy.
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I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.
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I am the Lorax, and I'll yell and I'll shout for the fine things on earth that are on their way out!
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You ought to be thankful a hole heaping lot,
for The places and people you're lucky you're not!
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When you think things are bad,
when you feel sour and blue,
when you start to get mad...
you should do what I do!
Just tell yourself, Duckie,
you're really quite lucky!
Some people are much more...
oh, ever so much more...
oh, muchly much-much more
unlucky than you!
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So, open your mouth, lad! For every voice counts!
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A person's a person, no matter how small.
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Never do anything by halves if you want to get away with it. Be outrageous. Go the whole hog. Make sure everything you do is so completely crazy it's unbelievable.
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It's a funny thing about mothers and fathers. Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you could ever imagine, they still think that he or she is wonderful.
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You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself
any direction you choose.
You're on your own.
And you know what you know.
And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...
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Step with care and great tact
And remember that Life's a Great Balancing Act
Just never forget to be dexterous and deft
And never mix up your right foot with your left.
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Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before
What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store
What if Christmas... perhaps... means a little bit more!
But I think that the most likely reason of all
May have been that his heart was two sizes too small.
Leave something for someone but dont leave someone for something.
Enid Blyton in The Famous Five - Five on a Hike Together
Nothing like having a bucket of cold water flung over you to make you see things as they really are!
Enid Blyton in The Famous Five - Five Have a Mystery to Solve
Kasperl and Seppel soon discover that even the best-laid plans can be foiled, especially when Hotzenplotz enlists the help of his wicked magician friend Petrosilius Zackleman, a gluttonous villain with a weakness for fried potatoes.
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The Robber Hotzenplotz works hard at his job, waking early to hide in the woods and waylay new victims.
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You know, not only am I campaigning, but I'm running the world.
Joe Biden - Juli 2024

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