„I find more and more that I am a man of the 1920s. I still expect something exciting. Drinks, animated conversation, gaiety: the uninhibited exchange of ideas.“

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—  Sophie Taeuber-Arp Swiss artist 1889 - 1943
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Imagination, nor an ear and eye
That more expected the impossible.“

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