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I can get by quite well in Italian or German, though if the discussion got to a high level, I’d run out of vocabulary. I’m stronger in French and Swedish.
Consideration of any kind are a crime against the German people and the soldier at the front.
In World War II, a British mathematician named Alan Turing led the effort to crack the Nazis’ communication code. He mastered the complex German enciphering machine, helping to save the world, and his work laid the basis for modern computer science. Does it matter that Turing was gay?
I’m from Limburg, near the German border.
As a German, in view of the history of World War II and the terrible deeds of the Nazi period, I feel a special obligation to help as much as I can to develop European-Israeli relations and thus contribute to ensuring Israel’s future and existence.
It is particularly moving, and I can say this also as a Protestant Christian, that a German – one of us – has been made Pope.
Thirty percent of Americans have German blood in their family. I don’t see any major difference in the engineering abilities of Americans and Germans.
Great architects like Taut, Mendelsohn, and Gropius built some astonishing buildings which were to change the way architects around the world thought. Brecht and Weill forever changed musical theatre; Kaethe Kollwitz and others changed German perceptions of the purposes of art.
I’m all self-taught. I never had a teacher. Even for English, and French, and German, I hardly went to school.
The Fuhrer alone is the present and future German reality and its law. Learn to know ever more deeply: from now on every single thing demands decision, and every action responsibility.
Brodsky was born in May, 1940, a year before the German invasion. His mother worked as an accountant; his father was a photographer and worked for the Navy Museum in Leningrad when Brodsky was young. They were doting parents and much beloved by Iosif Brodsky, who was their only child.
Rammstein’s music demands German lyrics.
In fact I enjoyed every minute of my life at King’s, especially the discovery of French and German literature.
My family history, like that of many Polish, German and Jewish families from Central Europe in the 20th century, is complex.
Sweden is a small country, and a Swedish writer can barely make a living as an author. We were able to quit our jobs as journalists only after we had been translated into, among others, German.
I speak five languages: English, Swedish, French, Italian, and German.
When I was younger, my mother wanted me to look like Claudia Schiffer. I was like, ‘We’re not even German, but all right.’
When we were told Brexit meant taking back powers for Parliament, no one told my constituents this meant the French parliament and the German parliament, not our own.
I can speak a bit of German.
We couldn’t generalize on the people. Some of them were known to be tough guys and they didn’t say much, but some of them were kind of soft-headed, but they did that. That was an East German film.
New York is the opposite of East Germany, the crown of individuality. That’s why I can work well here and find out what I personally think of the pieces I’m learning. I can lay aside all the baggage of German education. In any case, whatever I do, I can’t lose it altogether.
The dark outside world of Paris under German occupation exerted a strong containing pressure.
The joke about SAP has always been, it’s making ’50s German manufacturing methodology, implemented in 1960s software technology, delivered to 1970-style manufacturing organizations, like, it’s really – yeah, the incumbency – they are still the lingering hangover from the dot-com crash.
Under no stretch of imagination can war be regarded as an ethical process; yet war, force, terror, and propaganda were the evolutionary means employed to weld the German people into a tribal whole.
In the ’90s, there was a big wrestling boom in Switzerland with Hulk Hogan, the Ultimate Warrior, and all those guys. It was on television in Switzerland on a German TV station for a year or so. That’s when I saw wrestling for the first time. I was in the fifth or sixth grade and was a fan of it right away.
In German science, we have a special problem. We lose talented women at the time they get pregnant. Some of it occurs because they are encouraged – by their husbands, bosses and the government – to take long maternity leaves.
The German journalists still ring me and ask me to come back because without me their newspapers are empty – but I’m happy for that.
The only thing the East German system taught us was that we should never do it that way again.
Since the German people, with unparalleled heroism, but also at the cost of fearful sacrifices, has waged war against half the world, it is our right and our duty to obtain safety and independence for ourselves at sea.
My father came from Germany. My mom came from Venezuela. My father’s culturally German, but his father was Japanese. I was raised in New York and spent two years in Rio. My parents met at the University of Southern Mississippi, and they had me there, and then we moved to New York. I’m not very familiar with Mississippi.
I’m German! Actually, I love my countr, ;I love the language. The German language is very special because it is so precise. There is a word for everything. There are so many wonderful words that other languages don’t have. It is impressive to have such a rich language, and I love to work in that language.
Over 30 years ago, Airbus was founded by a European consortium of French, German, and later Spanish and British companies to compete in the large commercial aircraft industry with U.S. companies.
When he was twenty-three or twenty-four my father began to learn German and read philosophy in his spare hours, which did not look as though he were destined to remain long on board ship!
The Nazi period could have happened only in Germany because the German education of obedience to any law and order was the main problem.
I don’t think I have enough German blood in me to get into the royal family.
With respect to the respective French and German traditions you are no doubt correct, although I am reluctant to see individual achievement reduced to archetypes.
German businessmen are overwhelmed by the high cost of doing business. Inflexible rules, enforced by a burgeoning bureaucracy, discourage entrepreneurship.
I’m third generation. I was born in Germany, grew up in Germany, and many of my friends are German. I love playing for Germany. I’m proud I can play for the national team.
Nudity is no big deal as a German. It’s all rather normal and boring.
I grew up on a farm in Pennsylvania, where my parents raised German shepherds – we had about 30 dogs at any given time.
Overcoming the Cold War required courage from the people of Central and Eastern Europe and what was then the German Democratic Republic, but it also required the steadfastness of Western partner over many decades when many had long lost hope of integration of the two Germanys and Europe.
‘The White Ribbon‘ had to be in German because of the subject matter, that was clear. But in the case of ‘Amour,’ it could have taken place in any country.
All German women are beautiful.
More particularly, having a largely German-oriented education has made me very responsive to 19th-century German literature.
Germany has reduced savagery to a science, and this great war for the victorious peace of justice must go on until the German cancer is cut clean out of the world body.
My first endeavor was to save the core of the German system of justice: the independent judiciary.
My father is German; my mother is African-American. Growing up, I visited my grandparents in Berlin a lot. I would not see any other person of color for three weeks. People would stare. They would say things like, ‘Oh, you look like chocolate – I want to eat you up!’
My family is from Russia and Poland. We never had that thing with the German Jews.
Reduced to a miserable mass level, the level of a Hitler, German Romanticism broke out into hysterical barbarism.
I grew up in the small German village of Bosingen, which is located between Black Forest and the state capital of Stuttgart. And when I say small, I mean small. In our village, there were no more than 1,700 people. And we all loved football, but there weren’t a lot of places for us boys around town to play in.
In the late 1980s the amount of German films was down to four or five percent of the market, and the remaining 95 percent were American. It is now 20 to 30 percent German productions.
My favorite exhibition of all time was at The Met years ago, called ‘Glitter and Doom: German Portraits from the 1920s.’
The German Bundesliga is very interesting for me because I was born and brought up in Germany. I’ve never worked in the Bundesliga so that makes it more exciting.
I know that a lot of German clubs are unhappy with the Premier League clubs’ spending, but I think it is something good for all clubs in the end.
But the European Union does not have a concept of national identity. It was set up to abolish that idea, not to abolish German national identity because that was trying to save itself.
Nobody speaks German outside of Germany.
You need a lot of words to say anything in German.
How can German music not be represented by an article?
The best thing I can think of would be to create a union between something as beautiful and powerful and wonderful as Hollywood films and a criticism of the status quo. That’s my dream, to make such a German film.
Freedom from militarism will give the German people the opportunity, if they will but seize it, to apply their great energies and abilities to the works of peace.
I taught myself German and psychology. Learning about psychology really helped me understand myself and the others around me and it helped keep me sane.
I don’t think German films have to be heavy or intellectual the way they sometimes used to be.
German accents and Hassidic accents aren’t that romantic. They’re more harsh. Although Hebrew, when spoken by certain people, sounds beautiful. There’s this beautiful woman I know who speaks Hebrew, and when she speaks, it’s so attractive. Maybe it’s who’s speaking it.
I’ve lived for 10 years in Switzerland, so I speak German.
I said, yet again, for Germany, Europe is not only indispensable, it is part and parcel of our identity. We’ve always said German unity, European unity and integration, that’s two parts of one and the same coin. But we want, obviously, to boost our competitiveness.
It’s maybe hard to believe, but as a kid I really had a lot of self-doubts. My father was very ill – he was an alcoholic – so there were a lot of things that built up for me. And because I was going to a Catholic school in a small German town, a lot of it was suppressed. I was angry and didn’t know how to get it out.
I am very proud to be the captain of the German national team.
As for the role of France and Germany: French politics is often more self-confident then German politics due to the catastrophe in the first half of the last century. If Berlin and Paris don’t agree, then it is difficult to make progress in Europe.
The German people were not denied, however, the possibility of improving their lot by hard work over the years. Industrial growth and progress were not denied them.
When I first heard Kraftwerk, I thought they were an American band singing in German.
I speak German, Turkish and English perfectly. And I can communicate in Russian.
Matthaus is a legend of the German game and he can say whatever he wants.
Very little changed fundamentally, except that the proud German soldier had turned into a defeated bundle of misery and the great German army had disintegrated.
I always thought those World War II films with German people speaking English with German accents was weird.
The Germans have done wonderful work. Not long ago, a German battle group battalion conducted a very impressive counterinsurgency operation in a portion of Baghlan province. I think these are the first counterinsurgency operations conducted by any German element after World War II. And they did a very impressive job.
I herewith commission you to carry out all preparations with regard to… a total solution of the Jewish question in those territories of Europe which are under German influence.
German and European unification are two sides of the same coin.
Germans don’t speak in a German accent, they just speak German.
My friends often tell me how very German I still am.
Until the late 1950s Britain‘s leaders were slow to appreciate the social and economic value of motorways. The first stretch of German Autobahn had opened before the first world war, as did the first highway in the U.S. Other countries followed suit in the inter-war years.
I feel German, that’s for sure. I grew up in Germany, I went to school in Germany and most of my friends are there. I play for Germany.
It’s true that many of the best-known composers were German or Austrian, but we should remember how good the music tradition is in Britain, too, because it has an informality and a fluidity that should really be celebrated.
I would be absolutely delighted if I were to have a career similar to that of Schweinsteiger, both at club and international level. We all know what he has done for German football. It is an honour to be likened to him.
My eldest daughter Hiziya always makes fun of my German, and I laugh with her. I did not learn the language in school, but in my daily life, from other people.
I have two dogs, a springer spaniel and a German shepherd. One of them’s name is Nolan Arenado.
My grandmother – my mother’s mother – was a German Jewish refugee, an only child who came here from Berlin in 1936 at the age of 17.
Jurgen Klopp is Shankly reincarnated in a German body, because he gets the people.
All dogs can become aggressive, but the difference between an aggressive Chihuahua and an aggressive pit bull is that the pit bull can do more damage. That’s why it’s important to make sure you are a hundred percent ready for the responsibility if you own a ‘power’ breed, like a pit bull, German shepherd, or Rottweiler.
Rainer Maria Rilke was admittedly not a Dockers tagger, but a sort of European equivalent: a German poet – in many respects, a charlatan masquerading as a genius who turned out to be a genius.
Most American fascists are enthusiastically supporting the war effort. They are doing this even in those cases where they hope to have profitable connections with German chemical firms after the war ends.
Growing up I definitely, definitely had a bunch of things of, ‘Um, am I black enough?’ – and I guess specifically, ‘Am I German enough?’ Why are we measuring blackness?
I scored a movie called ‘Endangered Species‘. I worked on another movie called ‘Staying Alive‘. A German film called ‘Fire and Ice’.
The recent riots in France demonstrate the problem European countries face where second and third generation immigrants still do not consider themselves French, German, or English.
I am waiting for the day when the German Bundestag debates the violation of human rights in Saudi Arabia.
I went to Bethlehem in Christmas 2015 to do a television show for German TV and we filmed in the Church of the Nativity, literally above the place where Christ was born.
Six-hundred-page biographies of German theologians aren’t known to fly off the shelves.
While writing ‘The Orientalist,’ I played a soundtrack that alternated between ragtime and Azeri mugams, Russian operas and German and Italian pop songs from the 1920s and 30s. When I finally finished, I gorged on all my music from the 1960s, 70s, and 80s.
I have to make sure I don’t eat too much chocolate. You can’t imagine how hard that is for a German to not eat chocolate.
I discovered that I didn’t want to be strict like a German composer.
Consider well this fact: As long as the German people does not arise and use force directed by its own will, the assassination of the people will continue.
I’m ashamed to be German.
‘Gulabo Sitabo’ is the biggest release for me. The film is going to 203 countries simultaneously and it is successfully being subtitled in 20 languages including Portuguese, German, Spanish, Russian, French and many more.
At the German FA, they don’t like criticism.
I still have a pretty lively audience in German and across Europe. And I continue to say, ‘Thank you, God,’ for making me smart enough to avoid getting hit by trucks and going out and finding myself an audience abroad. Which includes Asia – from Jakarta to Japan. Working hard at finding an audience abroad.
I was sort of mute when I went to art school. There were two girls there who thought I was German because I only grunted.
I live on the margin of just about everything. I’m a marginal person, and I think that is where I’ve become comfortable. I’m marginally there in my native life. I can do as much as I can, but I’m always German, too, you know, and I’m always a mother. That’s my first identity, but I’m always a writer, too.
Our only president who has died as U.S. commander in chief in war is Franklin Delano Roosevelt – who died of a cerebral hemorrhage or massive stroke on April 12, 1945, only three weeks before the unconditional surrender of the German armed forces he had laid down as implacable Allied policy two years before.
I played on a line with Theo Fleury and German Titov, and I was actually center on their line.
There is a word in German, called gerechterweise, which means fairness. I need to be fair, it’s just the part of my personality.
Israel has said many times – and I also said this to German television in an interview – that we will not be the first country that introduces nuclear weapons to the Middle East.
You talk about German technocracy and you get automobiles.
I’m very lucky, because it’s a combination of the German, the Hebrew, the Swiss, the French, and that accent helped because as soon as people heard it they knew it was me.
Ozil is a great player. He’s the brain of the German national team.
I think that, certainly, most of my operatic roles are in German. I think it happened because, of course, I was lucky in that I was invited to sing, first of all, my operatic debut in Berlin at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, which was West Berlin at the time.
My mother tongue is German.
Though German art can never be Bavarian, but simply German, yet Munich is the capital of this German Art; here, under shelter of a Prince who kindles my enthusiasm, to feel myself a native and member of the people was, to me, the homeless wanderer, a deep, a genuine need.
Temporarily in 1934 I became a department head in the German Labor Front and dealt with the improvement of labor conditions in German factories. Then I was in charge of public works on the staff of Hess. I gave up both these activities in 1941.
Something new has happened: For the first time in German history our fatherland is guided by a plan that considers only the needs of the people, and aims at building prosperity and reconstructing of our fatherland.
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.
I have German Shepherds that I train and have brought back to Germany. I love going there.
I’m just as happy to be Polish as I am to be German.
German football is very different to football in South America.
Warsaw‘s historic heart was deliberately almost entirely destroyed towards the end of the Second World War by the German occupying troops. After the war, it was painstakingly rebuilt and that reconstruction is perceived as expressing the nation’s determination to survive, to conserve its history and its culture.
I’ve worked with a lot of ‘American Idols‘ over there and I’ve worked with the ‘German Idol’ winner and had songs on ‘Australian Idol.’ It’s a place for songs. ‘The X Factor’ U.K. is the holy grail.
I am not a German bitter-ender. I am, though, a German never-forgetter.
Serious drama in a significant degree began at Harvard in the 1880s. In 1881, the Cercle Francais initiated the annual French play, and shortly afterwards the German and Spanish clubs added their productions.
It is not in the interest of the German people or in the interest of world peace that Germany should become a pawn or a partner in a military struggle for power between the East and the West.
Few developments central to the history of art have been so misrepresented or misunderstood as the brief, brave, glorious, doomed life of the Bauhaus – the epochally influential German art, architecture, crafts, and design school that was founded in Goethe’s sleepy hometown of Weimar in 1919.
A hundred years ago, of course, the question that the German Composers’ Co-operative asked itself sounded a lot more fundamental: How do you create a fair share for those who ensure that works can actually be performed at all?
A German team could be quite good. But maybe they are a little bit too convinced that they are the best.
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.
One of my assistants found this old German machine. It was originally used to make underwear. Like Chanel, who started with underwear fabric – jerseys – we used the machine that made underwear to make something else.
I grew up in Germany for a little while, and all my German friends said that Seattle, weather and energy-wise, is a lot like West Germany. It’s true.
I appreciate that Bayern always wants to have the best German talents.
I know very well that Berlin attaches great importance to NATO and solidarity, in terms of sharing the burden. For this reason, I feel confident that the German government will take the right decision, one that serves both German and NATO interests.
Our fifty principal cities contain 39.3 per cent of our entire German population, and 45.8 per cent of the Irish. Our ten larger cities only nine per cent of the entire population, but 23 per cent of the foreign.
German football is like English football. The Germans and the English do not play like a Brazilian side. They have to improve, bring up their young players, who have character.
It’s the misfortune of German authors that not a single one of them dares to expose his true character. Everyone thinks that he has to be better than he is.
I love the German and the Swiss people for their many fine traits of character. I love their language that is so exacting and yet so expressive.
The Italian futurists, the German expressionists, and the British vorticists were fascinated by speed and the ways the modern world was shattering conventions. The old ways of painting, writing, sculpting, and composing no longer seemed adequate to capture the world.
I don’t think there is such a thing as a German movie star. There are respected actors, but we are not publicized like TV people.
I am not making spiteful assertions now but merely stating the facts-that, for instance, among Hungarian generals there is such a considerable percentage of men of German origin, who of course had, in most cases, to alter their names if they wanted to get anywhere.
The quality of the Neues Museum’s construction is extraordinary even by German standards, and people can smell that quality. The concept would not have been so convincing without it.
I can speak a little German, a little Spanish, and I was a psych major, so I’m good at listening to people’s problems.
My mom taught me German before I knew English. And I went to French immersion school.
Those of us who have not had the experience of being invaded by the Germans are in no position to criticize those who accommodated themselves to German occupation, with its ferocious punishments for those who expressed even the mildest opposition.
At German unification, we were lucky to get so much help from West Germany. Now, we have the good fortune of being able to help each other in Europe.
I have always been considered to be the most German among Italian economists, which I always received as a compliment, but was rarely meant to be one.
The German decision to fight is implacable. Even if they were given more than they ask, they would attack just the same, because they are possessed by the demon of destruction.
I love the English language, the colors of it, the many, many nuances, the different influences. I find German stilted, in a way, by comparison.
What is it to be white? It does mean something to be Norwegian. It means something to be Polish or German or Spanish. But ‘white’ is simply a catchall for ‘light-skinned person.’ It doesn’t really mean anything.
While foreign competitors, French or Japanese or German, merrily bid for contracts abroad, American companies find themselves tangled in a web of legislation designed to express disapproval, block trade in certain commodities, or perhaps deny resources to disfavored or hostile regimes.
Somehow you get past languages. I don’t speak Mandarin. I don’t speak fluent Italian. I don’t speak German. But it’s amazing how when you need to get something done, it finds a way.
It’s my given, full name. Finn’s not short for anything; it’s just Finn Wolfhard. And then Wolfhard means, I think, heart of the wolf in German.
If you want to judge the performance of the Egyptian people by the standards of German or Chinese or American culture, then there is no room for judgment.
The Imperial German Government will not expect the Government of the United States to omit any word or any act necessary to the performance of its sacred duty of maintaining the rights of the United States and its citizens and of safeguarding their free exercise and enjoyment.
St. Louis has a lot of weird food customs that you don’t see other places – and a lot of great ethnic neighborhoods. There’s a German neighborhood. A great old school Italian neighborhood, with toasted ravioli, which seems to be a St. Louis tradition. And they love provolone cheese in St. Louis.
It took centuries to form the German order.