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Bernhard Schlink, German Writer ( July 6, 1944 - )

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I can't say I'm thankful about being German because I sometimes experience it as a huge burden. But it is an integral part of me and I wouldn't want to escape it. I have accepted it.~Bernhard Schlink


Thankful Experience Me

As an author, you hope for a director and a cast that will make something wonderful out of your book.~Bernhard Schlink


Hope Book You

As an author, you can't expect a movie to be an illustration of the book. If that's what you hope for, you shouldn't sell the rights.~Bernhard Schlink


Hope Book You

I certainly know German colleagues in the U.S. who try to be Americans, try to melt into Americanism, even before they get married and become American citizens. But I've never tried that.~Bernhard Schlink


American Try Know

As a citizen and someone who was a judge on the constitutional law court for 18 years, I feel whenever I can raise my voice with the hope of being heard I need to do it, but I wouldn't assign a special wisdom and responsibility to writers.~Bernhard Schlink


Wisdom Hope Responsibility

What I really like about law is that it's not an endless discourse like history or philosophy. In law, there comes a point where problems have to be solved, and cases decided.~Bernhard Schlink


History Law Philosophy

There's this old saying that, if you aren't particularly gifted in natural sciences, if you don't want to become a teacher or pastor or doctor, and don't know what else to do, then you become a lawyer. But I've never regretted it.~Bernhard Schlink


Teacher Doctor Lawyer

I love writing, and I am never as happy as when I have a week, a month - three months - with nothing to do but write.~Bernhard Schlink


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