„If you end your story, it's a static work of art, a finite circle. But if you don't, it belongs to anyone's imagination. It stays alive forever.“

Source: The Storyteller

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„Art is the magic mirror you make to reflect your invisible dreams in visible pictures. You use a glass mirror to see your face: you use works of art to see your soul.“

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„If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face--forever.“

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—  Milan Kundera Czech author of Czech and French literature 1929

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