Quotes / Adolf Hitler

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"I follow my course with the precision and security of a sleepwalker."
— After the recoccupation of Rhineland.

"If the war is lost, then it is of no concern to me. If people perish in it, I still would not shed a single tear for them, because they do not deserve better.
Life does not forgive weakness.
I want war. To me all means will be right. My motto is not 'Don't, whatever you do, annoy the enemy.' My motto is 'Destroy him by all and any means.' I am the one who will wage the war! I have not come into this world to make men better, but to make use of their weaknesses.

In the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses [...] in the primitive simplicity of their minds [...] more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods."
Mein Kampf

Conscience is a Jewish invention, it is a blemish like circumcision.
Providence shows no mercy to weak nations, but recognizes the right of existence-only of sound and strong nations.
This Jewish communist annihilation of nations and its western European and American procurers can be met only in one way: by using every ounce of strength with the extreme fanaticism and stubborn steadfastness that merciful God gives to men in hard times for the defense of their own lives.

The fact that the Vatican is concluding a treaty with the new Germany means the acknowledgement of the National Socialist state by the Catholic Church. This treaty shows the whole world clearly and unequivocally that the assertion that National Socialism is hostile to religion is a lie. It will at any rate be my supreme task to see to it that in the newly awakened NSDAP, the adherents of both Confessions can live peacefully together side by side in order that they may take their stand in the common fight against the power which is the mortal foe of any true Christianity.

We have suffered so much that it only steels us to fanatical resolve to hate our enemies a thousand times more and to regard them for what they are—destroyers of an eternal culture and annihilators of humanity. Out of this hate a holy will is born to oppose these destroyers of our existence with all the strength that God has given us and to crush them in the end. During its 2,000-year history our people has survived so many terrible times that we have no doubt that we will also master our present plight.
Final Radio Address

"I believe today that I am acting in the sense of the Almighty Creator. By warding off the Jews I am fighting for the Lord's work."
— Speech before the Reichstag, 1936

"I am now as before a Catholic and will always remain so."
To Gen. Gerhard Engel, 1941

"We have only to kick in the door and the whole rotten structure will come crashing down."
— Regarding Operation Barbarossa, his invasion of the Soviet Union

"Anyone who sees and paints a sky green and pastures blue ought to be sterilized."

    Quotes about Hitler 

"Adolf Hitler was a very, very naughty man!"
Narrator of educational video, South Park

"I have in this War a burning private grudge—which would probably make me a better soldier at 49 than I was at 22: against that ruddy little ignoramus Adolf Hitler (for the odd thing about demonic inspiration and impetus is that it in no way enhances the purely intellectual stature: it chiefly affects the mere will). Ruining, perverting, misapplying, and making for ever accursed, that noble northern spirit, a supreme contribution to Europe, which I have ever loved, and tried to present in its true light."

"I must honestly confess that I would have preferred it if he had followed his original ambition and become an architect."
Paula Wolff (née Hitler), Hitler's younger sister

"One may dislike Hitler's system and yet admire his patriotic achievement. If our country were defeated, I hope we should find a champion as indomitable to restore our courage and lead us back to our place among the nations."

"I admit, I was fascinated by Adolf Hitler. He was a pleasant boss and a fatherly friend."
Traudl Junge, Hitler's secretary, 1947

"The Führer is deeply religious, but deeply anti-Christian. He regards Christianity as a symptom of decay."
Goebbels's diary, 1939

Hitler had a deep-seated, lasting sense of revenge—something you don’t come across in history too often.
Ian Kershaw

By the time we’re speaking about, now in 1941 and ’42, of course you’ve got a momentum we’ve been talking about that’s built up of, in particular, the police apparatus which has its own momentum, but that momentum itself has come from a whole number of steps prior to that which Hitler has backed and approved of and ok’d at every stage and given his imprimatur to, given his authorisation to, has legitimised. So, as the head of the state he’s actually represented these policies which have been carried in that way, so in this sense you can, I think, truly say that Hitler was absolutely essential to the carrying out of the Holocaust. So Hitler is a necessary but not sufficient cause of the overall explanation but still you’d say or I would say ‘no Hitler no Holocaust.’

"He is but a solitary man
Whose prejudice will spread like a flame
Throughout the land
He's enslaving those who will be free
Etching his own name in black
For all of us to hear and see"
Anthrax, "The Enemy"

"Try explaining Hitler to a kid."

"Hitler was a vegetarian and a painter. So he must have been, 'I can't get the fucking trees... Damn, I will kill everyone in the world!'"

"He appears to have been a nonentity, a psychological nullity, a hazy cloud of pedestrian neuroses, a reflex machine made of clockwork prejudices, a lazy fool, a windbag, a crashing bore, a plodder, a cold and self-involved man, a man with little capacity for any passion other than fury, and little in the way of emotional complexity. His reactions are utterly predictable once you've spent any time (so to speak) in his company."

"He ended up in a ditch covered in petrol and on fire - and that's funny because he was a mass murdering fuckhead."

"You had to pinch yourself to realize that this was the man on whom the eyes of the world were riveted; that he alone held the lightning in his hands."
Virginia Cowles, after seeing Hitler at a rally.

[Germany doesn't need a] "heroic tenor but a real hero."
Philosopher Oswald Spengler, after meeting Hitler in 1933.

"And now it's springtime for Hitler and Germany
Winter for Poland and France
Springtime for Hitler and Germany
Germans go into your dance"
The Producers, The song "Springtime for Hitler"

"So the bastard's dead? Too bad we didn't capture him alive!"
Joseph Stalin, upon being informed of Hitler's suicide.

"This accursed man will lead our Reich into the abyss."
A letter of Gen. Erich Ludendorff to Pres. Paul von Hindenburg

By far the stupidest thing done, not only in the last year, but in the last two or three centuries, was the acceptance by the Germans of the Dictatorship of Hitler — to say nothing of Goering.

"What does the führer say to himself when he's alone? Does he say 'hail me'?"note 
Kid in a joke

"Hitler. He's the worst criminal of all time."
Kung Fury, Kung Fury

"Ignore him, he's a complete and total nutter! And he's only got one testicle!"
Dave Lister, Red Dwarf

If the countless blood-freezing facts about Adolf Hitler that several historians have established independently, there is one that keeps me awake more than any other. Not only did he “time” everything in anticipation of his own early death (he had always had morbid fantasies of illness and suicide), but, at different moments, he actually told close associates that this was his explicit motive...This howling nihilist didn’t just need to destroy the Jews. He didn’t care if nobody outlived him. In other words, there was no time at which a stiff political or diplomatic resistance, or an as­sas­sination backed by the High Command, or even the toe of an Austrian construction worker’s cleated boot, might not have made all the difference. Any of these could have fucked him, and the apocalyptic ­horses he rode in on. He was a homicidal maniac in a hurry, and terribly afraid that he might not make it.

''Now, I dislike the long-standing Leftist sympathies in western academia as much as anyone on the right, but the demonization of Hitler is more than just that.
Hitler is the worst, even beyond Stalin and Mao, not just because of his actions but what his actions represented. Before the war, Hitler did have western sympathizers, as opposed to the Soviets, who were only liked by academics and sycophantic European parties at the time, and represented the next step in the eugenic and racist theories that had been percolating in the West for half a century. He represented a good return of German glory, and some did feel guilty for what had been done to Germany after WWI.
Hitler idealized and actualized, from these racial ideals, from his warped, fascist futurism, the industrial genocide of entire peoples and sub-sections of society. Barbarism, in the European mind, had originally been reserved for the duskier races, something that "enlightened", progressive (in the early 20th century sense), pro-eugenics Europe would never engage in. Hitler carried out a full-on industrial genocide, made distinct from any before or since through its methodical breadth and its industrial methods. Eastern Europe was placed under the jackboot of the Hun, who then proceeded to commit atrocities more lurid than any could imagine. These atrocities were justified by the logical ending point of pre-existing racial theories. The racial theories that had helped justify Europe's long history of imperialist violence.
Hitler provided more than just atrocities. He created an acute and immediate identity crisis in the West. Countless scholars spent the late 40s, early 50s and beyond trying to explain and justify the horrors that had been uncovered in the camps. Stalin could be written off as typical Communist thuggery, in a kind of "that's what you get" schadenfreude. Hitler had been seen, before all this, in a much less jaundiced light by many people.
Mao could not only be written off as a Communist, but as a latter-day Oriental despot unleashing terror on his people. Much the same could be said of African dictators or Pol Pot. In the Western mind, even as racism slowly eroded, it was to be expected that Africans, Asians, or the not-quite-European Russians would commit terrible atrocities and act like barbarians. Hitler was a clearly European man adapting modern, Western ideals on racial progress to his own militarist ends. Hitler led one of the venerable nations of Western Europe on a murderous spree of genocide and horror. Unit 731 could be written off, because the Japanese had already proven at Nanking their 'Oriental savagery'. The camps came from Europeans.
Creating a country more evil than the Third Reich is not terribly hard. But we must understand the full extent of why the Third Reich was so terribly horrifying to the West. It was the logical conclusion of everything European jingoism had been justifying in the rest of the world for decades- but it was carried out on Europeans, not native peoples who "needed to be enlightened". It was like the outrage at Leopold's Congo, but amplified due to who was killed and how they were killed. No other genocide has had the industrial scope of the Nazis. And no other genocide, in Western eyes at the time, perpetrated colonial-style atrocities on Europeans.
Other countries could be considered more evil, yes. But they might also be written off as "savages" or "dirty Reds" depending on the circumstance. Hitler's Germany created a unique moral crisis in the West, about race, colonialism, nationalism and a good number of other things. If World War I was the bloody climax of the second Imperialism, than World War II was its horrifying, mind-fucking conclusion.
Brad Matthews, AlternateHistory.com

You wrote a little book, got 'em fired up
Had a Beer Hall Putsch, got 'em fired up
And when your bunker started getting fired up,
You put a gun in your mouth and fired up.

    Fictional Quotes 

"I was writing speeches before you could read them! I was fighting battles when your only battle was to escape your mother's womb! I was conquering the world when your entire universe was your crib! And as for hiding in darkness — I invented darkness!"
Hitler's ghost, The Twilight Zone (1959), "He's Alive"

"Tomorrow, I will be damned by millions, but let them damn me, for it is my destiny."
Hitler, Downfall

Sawatzki: History repeats itself. Again, you're trying to hoodwink people with your propaganda.
Hitler: Ah Sawatzki, you don't understand. In 1933, the people weren't hoodwinked by propaganda. A Fuher was elected, whose plans were clearly revealed. The Germans elected me.
Hitler: Am I? Then you must also condemn all those who elected this monster. Were they all monsters? They were just ordinary people, who decided to elect an extraordinary man, and entrusted the fate of their nation to him. What would you do Sawatzki? Forbid elections?
Sawatzki: No. But I'd stop you.
Hitler: Have you never asked yourself why people follow me? Because at their core, they're just like me. They share the same values. You can't get rid of me. I'm a part of you. All of you. And look, it wasn't all bad!

(set to scenes of far-right rallies and political violence)
"Everything has a deeper meaning. All in all, the situation is ideal for me. In Germany, in Europe, and in the world. I can work with this."
Hitler, Er Ist Wieder Da