Erich Fried quotes

  • God help us if we ever take the theater out of the auction business or anything else. It would be an awfully boring world.

  • The Christian is not obedient unless he is doing all in his power to send the Gospel to the heathen world.

  • As I make my slow pilgrimage through the world, a certain sense of beautiful mystery seems to gather and grow.

  • Keeping up appearances is the most expensive thing in the world.

  • I, a stranger and afraid, in a world I never made.

  • First Conjuration Addressed to Emperor Lucifer. Emperor Lucifer, Master and Prince of Rebellious Spirits, I adjure thee to leave thine abode, in what-ever quarter of the world it may be situated and come hither to communicate with me.

  • Priests might divide the world into good and bad. In battle there was strong and weak and nothing else.

  • I thought religion would make me live with my head in the clouds, but as often as not, it grounds me in this world.

  • Very few people changed the world by sitting on their couch.

  • It is impossible for me to estimate how many of my early impressions of the world, correct and the opposite, came to me through newspapers. Homicide, adultery, no-hit pitching, and Balkanism were concepts that, left to my own devices, I would have encountered much later in life.