„As I think back, I ask myself, again and again: was there an alternative to the indiscriminate, brutal, basically unplanned rush forward of the Five-Year Plan? I wish I could say there was, but I cannot. I cannot find a answer.“

—  Eric Hobsbawm, Chapter Sixteen, End of Socialism
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—  Max Beckmann German painter, draftsman, printmaker, sculptor and writer 1884 - 1950
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„When he died I had a moment of grief that lasted about five minutes. It was very intense, then never again. Not because I forced myself, but I think it was because he caused us too much pain.“

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„I think 'No Comment' is a splendid expression. I am using it again and again.“

—  Winston S. Churchill Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1874 - 1965
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„To think it, wish it, even want it —
but do it! No, that I cannot understand.“

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„I said, yes, if you think I will avoid bloodshed by standing aside I will stand aside … but I will never ever again come back.“

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