Quotations by Rod Serling




“All the Dachaus must remain standing. The Dachaus, the Belsens, the Buchenwalds, the Auschwitzes -all of them. They must remain standing because they are a monument to a moment in time when some men decided to turn the earth into a graveyard, into it they shoveled all of their reason, their logic, their knowledge, but worst of all their conscience. And the moment we forget this, the moment we cease to be haunted by its remembrance. Then we become the grave diggers.”


“It has forever been thus: So long as men write what they think, then all of the other freedoms – all of them – may remain intact. And it is then that writing becomes a weapon of truth, an article of faith, an act of courage.”


“The writer’s role is to menace the public’s conscience. He must have a position, a point of view. He must see the arts as a vehicle of social criticism and he must focus on the issues of his time.”



24 thoughts on “Quotations by Rod Serling

  1. A really worthy quote to disseminate! We need to remember the sacrifice of so many lives so that we never let it happen ever, ever again.
    Love that the writer’s role is social criticism.
    From a fellow social justice warrior!

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  2. I’ve not heard this quote before but will keep it in my archives. He was absolutely right. In driving my mother out of Munich, we passed the sign that read Dachau. EVERY single hair on my body stood on end and I stepped on the gas. I’ve never had a reaction like that at any time in my life. I was born right after Hitler went down. I’m afraid we just have more of them now. I wish I was so eloquent with my words as Mr Serling to remind others to stay vigilant and put a stop to all these atrocities.

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