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Vermes Sayings By Timur Vermes: Had I known back then just how cheap it was to employ Poles, I might Had I known back then just how cheap it was to employ Poles, I might as well have leapfrogged their country. — Timur Vermes
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Vermes Sayings By Timur Vermes: This question was fired at me by one Ulf Bronner, an assistant director, in his This question was fired at me by one Ulf Bronner, an assistant director, in his mid-thirties perhaps, and a strikingly ill-dressed man. Still, he was not dressed as shabbily as the cameramen; through my recent work for and with broadcasting companies I have discovered that they are the scruffiest-looking individuals in any form of employment, outdone only by press photographers. I have no idea why it should be thus, but as far as I can make out press photographers seem to wear the ragged cast-offs of television cameramen. Perhaps they imagine that nobody will ever see them, because after all the camera is in front of their faces. Whenever I come across an unflattering picture of someone in a magazine - they may be grimacing or similar - I frequently wonder what the photographer must have looked like. This Bronner fellow was better dressed than that, but not much. — Timur Vermes
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Vermes Sayings By Timur Vermes: Wherever there is a large motorway enabling the transport of ton after ton of German Wherever there is a large motorway enabling the transport of ton after ton of German goods, you will inevitably find a sweet little rabbit trembling by the roadside. — Timur Vermes
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Vermes Sayings By Timur Vermes: I expect you are wondering why I had not considered the possibility of unemployment. The I expect you are wondering why I had not considered the possibility of unemployment. The reason being that my mind had a very different recollection of what unemployed men looked like. The jobless man I remembered from the past went out onto the street with a placard around his neck that read "Looking for any type of work". When he'd had enough of drifting fruitlessly around in this manner, he would remove the placard, grab a red flag handed to him by a loitering Bolshevist, and return to the street. — Timur Vermes
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Vermes Sayings By Timur Vermes: The telephone, it struck me at that moment, is the wrong means of communication for The telephone, it struck me at that moment, is the wrong means of communication for people without ears. — Timur Vermes
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Vermes Sayings By Timur Vermes: Silence is often underestimated Silence is often underestimated — Timur Vermes
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Vermes Sayings By Timur Vermes: Germans today keep their waste more thoroughly separated than their races. Germans today keep their waste more thoroughly separated than their races. — Timur Vermes
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Vermes Sayings By Timur Vermes: As I walked past I saw the extraordinary wreckage of beer-corpses. Somehow, despite all their As I walked past I saw the extraordinary wreckage of beer-corpses. Somehow, despite all their economic mismanagement, these parties must have brought about an unexpected level of prosperity. Well, not having to wage war certainly saves the odd cost. Looking at the state of the Volk here, however, even the most deluded individual would have to admit than in 1942 or 1944, yes, even in the most harrowing nights of bombardment, the Germans were in better shape than on this September evening at the beginning of the third millennium. — Timur Vermes
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Vermes Sayings By Geza Vermes: If one had to single out the most revolutionary novelty furnished by Qumran, its contribution If one had to single out the most revolutionary novelty furnished by Qumran, its contribution to our understanding of the genesis of Jewish literary compositions could justifiably be our primary choice. — Geza Vermes
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Vermes Sayings By Geza Vermes: The absence from the Dead Sea Scrolls of historical texts proper should not surprise us. The absence from the Dead Sea Scrolls of historical texts proper should not surprise us. Neither in the inter-Testamental period, nor in earlier biblical times, was the recording of history as we understand it a strong point among the Jews. — Geza Vermes
Vermes Sayings By Timur Vermes: He looked confused. "With your girlfriend, I mean. Who was to blame?""I don't know," I He looked confused. "With your girlfriend, I mean. Who was to blame?"
"I don't know," I said. "Ultimately Churchill, I expect. — Timur Vermes
Vermes Sayings By Timur Vermes: One never knows when and why such people start talking; frequently they only open their One never knows when and why such people start talking; frequently they only open their mouths because they realize they haven't said anything yet, or because they're worried that if they continue to remain silent they will be regarded as insignificant. — Timur Vermes
Vermes Sayings By Timur Vermes: As always when people are overtaxed creatively, they come up with the most dubious suggestions. As always when people are overtaxed creatively, they come up with the most dubious suggestions. — Timur Vermes
Vermes Sayings By Timur Vermes: choose to watch trash like this? Untermenschen, choose to watch trash like this? Untermenschen, — Timur Vermes
Vermes Sayings By Timur Vermes: In your heart of hearts, I believe all of you around this table know what In your heart of hearts, I believe all of you around this table know what this country needs. — Timur Vermes
Vermes Sayings By Timur Vermes: One must choose the apposite moment to crush one's political opponent. Not when he has One must choose the apposite moment to crush one's political opponent. Not when he has nothing to say. But when he is attempting to say something. — Timur Vermes
Vermes Sayings By Geza Vermes: The account of the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, as the manuscripts are inaccurately The account of the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, as the manuscripts are inaccurately designated, and of the half a century of intense research that followed, is in itself a fascinating as well as an exasperating story. — Geza Vermes
Vermes Sayings By Timur Vermes: Such people never focus on their own goal, they always elect to pursue the goal Such people never focus on their own goal, they always elect to pursue the goal which promises the most rapid success, and yet fail to recognise that this success will never be their own. — Timur Vermes
Vermes Sayings By Timur Vermes: Hitler Youth Ronaldo! Which way to the street? Hitler Youth Ronaldo! Which way to the street? — Timur Vermes
Vermes Sayings By Timur Vermes: There are always advantages to having reached a certain time in one's life. I am There are always advantages to having reached a certain time in one's life. I am most pleased that I did not come to politics until I was thirty, an age when a man finds his peace physically and sexually, and thus can focus all his energies on his actual goals, without his time and steel forever being purloined by the impulses of physical love. — Timur Vermes
Vermes Sayings By Timur Vermes: What kinds of truths were being hidden? Were there lying turnips? Were there lying leeks? What kinds of truths were being hidden? Were there lying turnips? Were there lying leeks? — Timur Vermes
Vermes Sayings By Timur Vermes: We all know, of course, what to make of our newspapers. The deaf man writes We all know, of course, what to make of our newspapers. The deaf man writes down what the blind man has told him, the village idiot edits it, and their colleagues in the other press houses copy it. Each story is doused afresh with the same stagnant infusion of lies, so that the "splendid" brew can then be served up to a clueless Volk. — Timur Vermes
Vermes Sayings By Nick Flynn: Note: The phrase Son of God had many meanings in Jesus' time, one of which Note: The phrase Son of God had many meanings in Jesus' time, one of which was "a son born without a father," which, by all accounts, Jesus was. Just as the phrase virgin birth could mean simply an unmarried woman giving birth, which, by all accounts, describes Jesus' mother (see Geza Vermes, The Authentic Gospel of Jesus). — Nick Flynn
Vermes Sayings By Timur Vermes: You can forget Stalin," he said, pledging his allegiance. "We're not the History Channel. You can forget Stalin," he said, pledging his allegiance. "We're not the History Channel. — Timur Vermes
Vermes Sayings By Timur Vermes: The Reichsmark was no longer legal tender, even though others - probably some clueless dilettantes The Reichsmark was no longer legal tender, even though others - probably some clueless dilettantes on the side of the victorious powers - had clearly adapted my plan to turn it into a European-wide currency. At any rate, transactions were now being carried out in an artificial currency called "euro," regarded, as one would expect, with a high level of mistrust. I could have told those responsible that this would be the case. — Timur Vermes
Vermes Sayings By Timur Vermes: If you permit all and sundry to join your club then membership ceases to be If you permit all and sundry to join your club then membership ceases to be anything special. Then anybody seeking to gain advantage has to start a new club within the club. — Timur Vermes
Vermes Sayings By Timur Vermes: And oh, how a warrior drunk on victory can enchant a young woman. And oh, how a warrior drunk on victory can enchant a young woman. — Timur Vermes
Vermes Sayings By Timur Vermes: To begin with I thought we were driving around in circles until I realised that To begin with I thought we were driving around in circles until I realised that Herr Starbuck owned dozens of coffee houses. — Timur Vermes
Vermes Sayings By Timur Vermes: But with superior morale, with an unwavering, fanatical spirit, everything is possible! But with superior morale, with an unwavering, fanatical spirit, everything is possible! — Timur Vermes
Vermes Sayings By Timur Vermes: It came as no surprise to learn of the success the Swede has recently enjoyed It came as no surprise to learn of the success the Swede has recently enjoyed with his furniture. In that rotten state of his the Swede is permanently on the lookout for firewood, so it is no wonder that from time to time this might result in the odd table or chair. — Timur Vermes
Vermes Sayings By Geza Vermes: An unsurpassed master of the art of laying bare the inmost core of spiritual truth. An unsurpassed master of the art of laying bare the inmost core of spiritual truth. — Geza Vermes
Vermes Sayings By Timur Vermes: In my opinion, only bakers need to work early in the morning. And the Gestapo, In my opinion, only bakers need to work early in the morning. And the Gestapo, of course - that is self-evident. To tear the Bolshevist rabble from their beds, so long as they are not Bolshevist bakers. For they would already be awake, and thus the Gestapo, for their part, would have to get up even earlier, and so on and so forth. — Timur Vermes
Vermes Sayings By Timur Vermes: In the ideal state a leader ensures that each man is effective in just the In the ideal state a leader ensures that each man is effective in just the right capacity. — Timur Vermes
Vermes Sayings By Timur Vermes: Someone with whom I was unacquainted had turned to me with a military problem, and Someone with whom I was unacquainted had turned to me with a military problem, and as I was currently without a state to govern I decided to lend my comrade my support. Thus I spent the following three and a half hours engaged in a naval exercise by the name of "Minesweeper. — Timur Vermes
Vermes Sayings By Timur Vermes: ...and of course reconcilliation with England--the country that from the first should have been, given ...and of course reconcilliation with England--the country that from the first should have been, given her parallel territorial ambitions, our closest ally--so that some day in the future we can act as one. It remains a mystery to me why that last relationship never worked out. How many more bombs would we have had to drop on their cities before they realized that we were their friends? — Timur Vermes
Vermes Sayings By Timur Vermes: Great art must not be sullied by politics. One would never, after all, seek to Great art must not be sullied by politics. One would never, after all, seek to embellish the Mona Lisa, not even with a swastika. — Timur Vermes
Vermes Sayings By Timur Vermes: I had preached again and again that one must never finish off the east for I had preached again and again that one must never finish off the east for good, that a certain element of conflict must always remain, that a healthy Volk needs a war every twenty five years for the renewal of its blood. — Timur Vermes
Vermes Sayings By Timur Vermes: In Berlin I have time and again met people who make no secret of the In Berlin I have time and again met people who make no secret of the fact that their only reason for stirring at such an ungodly hour of the morning is so that they can leave the office earlier in the afternoon. I have suggested to several of these eight-hour logicians that they ought to start work at ten o'clock at night, thereby allowing them to leave at six in the morning and perhaps even arrive home before it is time to get up. — Timur Vermes
Vermes Sayings By Timur Vermes: the moment a politician removes his shirt, his policies are dead in the water. All the moment a politician removes his shirt, his policies are dead in the water. All he will say is, "Look, my dear fellow countrymen, I have made the most extraordinary discovery: my policies look better without a shirt on. — Timur Vermes
Vermes Sayings By Timur Vermes: And stop smoking," I yelled after him. "You smell like cheap ham! And stop smoking," I yelled after him. "You smell like cheap ham! — Timur Vermes
Vermes Sayings By Timur Vermes: One must undertake everything with utter, fanatical determination. Or one will get nowhere. One must undertake everything with utter, fanatical determination. Or one will get nowhere. — Timur Vermes