- List of quotes featuring Berlin
"Berlin! Berlin! Wir fahren nach Berlin!." ("Berlin! Berlin! We're going to Berlin!")"
( A Chant during the World Cup in 2006. Also usually chanted by supporters of the
DFB-Pokal-finalists before the final in Berlin.
"Berlin ist arm, aber sexy." ("Berlin is poor, but sexy.")"
Klaus Wowereit, Governing Mayor, in a television interview, 2004)
"“Berlin combines the culture of New York, the traffic system of Tokyo, the nature of Seattle, and the historical treasures of, well, Berlin.”"
(Hiroshi Motomura, US Law professor, 2004)
"Paris is always Paris and Berlin is never Berlin!"
(Jack Lang, French former culture minister, talking about how fast Berlin is changing, 2001)
tear down this wall!"
Ronald Reagan, President of the United States, speech at the Brandenburg Gate, 1987)
Ich bin ein Berliner."("I am a citizen of Berlin") "
John F. Kennedy, President of the USA, 1963 while visiting Berlin)
"Niemand hat die Absicht, eine Mauer zu errichten!" ("Nobody intends to put up a wall!")"
Walter Ulbricht, Leader of the GDR, June 15th 1961 - 2 months before the Berlin Wall was built)
"Ihr Völker der Welt ... schaut auf diese Stadt!" ("Peoples of the world ... look at this city!")"
(Ernst Reuter, Governing Mayor, during the
Berlin blockade, 1948) [ [http://berlin.spd.de/servlet/PB/menu/1390320/index.html Ernst Reuter: "Schaut auf diese Stadt"] (German), SPD Press Portal, Accessed November 2, 2006]
"Ich hab noch einen Koffer in Berlin" ("I still keep a suitcase in Berlin")"
Marlene Dietrichin 1957, actress and singer born 1901 in Berlin- Schöneberg)
"“Berlin ist eine Stadt, verdammt dazu, ewig zu werden, niemals zu sein” ("Berlin is a city condemned forever to becoming and never to being.")"
(Karl Scheffler, author of "Berlin: Ein Stadtschicksal, 1910 ")
"Berlin is the newest city I have come across. Even Chicago would appear old and gray in comparison."
Mark Twain, US Writer, Chicago Daily Tribune, 1892)
"What could have possessed people to found a city in the middle of all this sand?"
Stendhal(1783 – 1842), French writer who traveled extensively in Germany and elsewhere)
"Berlin ist mehr ein Weltteil als eine Stadt" ("Berlin is rather a part of the world than a city")"
Jean Paul, writer, 1800) [ [http://www.philhist.uni-augsburg.de/lehrstuehle/kulturgeschichte/lehre/ws0304/ Hauptseminar Europäische Kulturgeschichte] (German), uni-augsburg.de, Accessed June 2, 2007]
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