Quotation by Paul Klee

My self ... is a dramatic ensemble. Here a prophetic ancestor makes his appearance. Here a brutal hero shouts. Here an alcoholic bon vivant argues with a learned professor. Here a lyric muse, chronically love-struck, raises her eyes to heaven. Her papa steps forward, uttering pedantic protests. Here the indulgent uncle intercedes. Here the aunt babbles gossip. Here the maid giggles lasciviously. And I look upon it all with amazement, the sharpened pen in my left hand.
Paul Klee (1879–1940), Swiss artist. Jan. 1963 entry, no. 638, The Diaries of Paul Klee 1898-1918 (1957, trans. 1965).
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