Quotes by Buenaventura Durruti

Buenaventura Durruti

Spanish insurrectionary, anarcho-syndicalist militant

Alive from: 1896-1936

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    It is we the workers who built these palaces and cities here in Spain and in America and everywhere. We, the workers, can build others to take their place. And better ones! We are not in the least afraid of ruins.
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    No government fights fascism to destroy it. When the bourgeoisie sees that power is slipping out of its hands, it brings up fascism to hold onto their privileges.
    Source: Van Paassen interview (1936)
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    The bourgeoisie might blast and ruin its own world before it leaves the stage of history.
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    We are going to inherit the earth; there is not the slightest doubt about that.
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    We are ready to end fascism once and for all, even in spite of the Republican government.
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    We carry a new world here, in our hearts. That world is growing this minute.
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    You don't fight a war with words, but with fortifications. The pickaxe and the shovel are as important at the rifle. I can't say it often enough.
    Source: Interview (3 October 1936), as quoted in Durruti in the Spanish Revolution (1996) by Abel Paz, as translated by Chuck W. Morse (2007), p. 537
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