„“I don’t have to be a gentleman,” said Balzac. “I am an artist.”“

—  Orson Scott Card, Chapter 6.
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—  Otto von Bismarck German statesman, Chancellor of Germany 1815 - 1898
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„I don't mind telling you in confidence that I am keeping in fairly close touch with that admirable Italian gentleman.“

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