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Stasiland , Frankestein, Black (Quotes)

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Key Quotes to Memorise/Familiarise yourself with

“She didn’t seem bitter about her belief in the GDR she seems, somehow, nostalgic” (about Julia)
“German mentality”
“A certain drive for order and thoroughness”
“People were crazy with pain and secrets”
“As time went on there was more and more work to do, because the definition of enemy become wider and wider”
“I think it is a sign of being accustomed to such power that the truth does not matter because you cannot be contradicted”
“Capitalism is above all, exploitation”
“Everyone suspected everyone else”
“When I got out of prison, I was basically no longer human” (Miriam)
“Not one of the torturers at Hohenschönhausen has been brought to justice”
“We’d have to shoot our own people. And we knew, just like under Hitler, that if we refused we’d be taken off and shot ourselves”.
“Whether a certain time had been allowed to elapse before things could begin to be rewritten”.
To dig it up, or leave it lie in the ground?”

“Did I request thee maker, from my clay, to mould me man, did I solicit thee from darkness to promote me?”
“A new species would bless me as its creator”
“I ought to be thy Adam, but rather I am a fallen angel”
“I shall satiate my ardent curiousity”
“Beware; for I am fearless, and therefore powerful”
“I am an outcast in the world forever”
“I am malicious because I am miserable”
“If I cannot inspire love, I will cause fear”
“”I know that for the sympathy of one living being I would make peace with all”
“Secrets of heaven and hell”
“The apple was already eaten”
“One thought, one conception and one purpose”
“It was the secrets of Heaven and Earth that I desired to learn”
“Was man so powerful, so virtuous and magnificent, yet so vicious and base”
“I imagine that you may deduce an apt moral from my tale”
“Why did I not die?”
“You are my creator, but I am your master; obey!”
“I shall be with you on your wedding night”
“Cursed, cursed creator! Why did I live?”
“…misery made me a fiend, make me happy and I shall again be virtuous”
“How dangerous is the acquirement of knowledge and how much happier that man is who believes his native town to be the world”.

“mind forg’d manacles”
“marks of weakness, marks of woe”
“Coffins of black”
“If all do their duty, they need not fear harm”
“golden cage” (marriage)
“my soul is white”
“What is the price of Experience?”
“Hold infinity on the palm of your hand”
“The eye sees more than the heart knows”
“They soft American plains are mine”
“To see the world in a grain of sand”
“Little lamb, who made thee?”
“sunburnt face”
“Did he who made the Lamb, make thee?”
“Man was made for joy and woe”

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