„I'm not chic, I could never be chic. I was in it from its inception.“

Reported in Stephen Colegrave, Chris Sullivan, Punk: The Definitive Record of a Revolution (2005), p. 306.

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„The romantic [Dutch] movement under the leadership of the geniuses Nuyen [c. 1830] also attracted me to follow. And in spite of the fact that in this way people lost their color and embellishment and often degenerating into chic, later on, a more sensible search arose for enlivening of coloration, heightening effect and strengthening the relief.“

—  Johannes Bosboom Dutch painter 1817 - 1891

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„This war, in its inception was a commercial and industrial war. It was not a political war.“

—  Woodrow Wilson American politician, 28th president of the United States (in office from 1913 to 1921) 1856 - 1924

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